Home & Supportive Care Physician - WellMed Medical Group - McAllen, TX
Location: Mcallen, Texas
Internal Number: 121119934
A partner of the OptumCare network, WellMed Medical Group (WMG) is seeking a physician to join our Home & Supportive Care department in the RGV area. We are transforming healthcare nationally while providing Physician-led care locally. Start doing your life’s best work with the largest care delivery organization in the world.
Practice with a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers that may include, but is not limited to, Family Practice and/or Internal Medicine Physicians, RN Case Managers, social workers, and clinic staff.
Our model is designed to provide a comprehensive, coordinated model of care to a predominantly Medicare-aged population.
Primarily manage care in the patient’s home; however, care may require an office or other facility setting depending on the needs of the patient.
Diagnoses and treats both acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and other chronic medical conditions.
The physician will also treat acute conditions such as minor injuries and other acute medical conditions such as infections or exacerbations of chronic diseases.
Facilitates patient and family decision making regarding treatment decisions and end of life care and serious illness discussions.
Prescribes pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
What makes an OptumCare organization different?
WellMed is a Medicare Advantage Plan that operates as a health system focused on Quality/Value Based Outcomes
Our care model limits daily volume to allow our providers the time needed to provide quality care to their patients
We offer clinical and leadership growth and stability second to none
Providers are supported to practice at the peak of their license
We are influencing change on a national scale while maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations
Base Salary plus Annual Quality Incentive
401k with match and UHG Employee Stock Purchase Program
160 hours of PTO, 40 hours CME, and clinics are closed for 8 national holidays
Comprehensive Benefits from Optum Partner Services
At WellMed our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 240,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
Board certification or eligibility in Family Practice or Internal Medicine
This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency
Possess a working understanding and support of a managed care environment
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and maintain relationships with various health plans
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in a rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
The OptumCare Story: At OptumCare, we’ve found that putting clinicians at the center of care is the best way to improve lives. Our physician-led organization is one of the most dynamic and progressive health care organizations in the world, serving over 14 million people through more than 38,000 aligned physicians and 9,000 advanced practice clinicians. You will find our team working in local clinics, surgery centers and urgent care centers, within care models focused on managing risk, higher quality outcomes and driving change through collaboration and innovation. Learn more about our journey here.
Would you thrive with OptumCare?
Do you practice evidence-based medicine?
Are you seeking a practice focused on patient-centered quality care, not volume?
Are you a team player – comfortable delegating and empowering teams?
Are you constantly seeking better ways to do things?
Do you want to be part of something better?
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