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Per Diem Physician Assistant - Fitchburg / Leominster, MA

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Leominster
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Landmark Health, part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, was created to transform how healthcare is delivered to the most medically vulnerable members in our community. Our medical group provides home-based medical care to chronically ill patients, many of whom are ill-equipped to navigate our overwhelming healthcare system. As a Landmark Health -Per Diem -Provider, now a part of the Optum family, you visit patients in the comfort of their own homes. You spend all the time needed to ensure your patients' health issues are addressed. You create a friendly and trusting relationship with each patient and his or her family. You have the support of a collaborative, multidisciplinary clinical team who works in the field with you. And you do it all -at no added cost -to the patient. Landmark is not a fee-for-service practice. We create successful patient outcomes and high levels of satisfaction for our patients. As a result, our clinical teams can spend quality time caring for a smaller number of patients. Landmark is now the nation's largest risk-based, in-home medical group, with operations in numerous markets across the US. At Landmark, we live by the principle of -one mission, one vision, one team. By observing your patients in their homes, you will gain valuable insights into aspects of their lives - sometimes subtle, but always important - that otherwise may never be revealed in a traditional care setting. You will have the resources of our custom electronic medical records (EMR) program, comprehensive mobile medical technology system, and dedicated technical support department. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engage new patients enrolling in the program with a comprehensive geriatric focused initial assessment that includes functional eval, social and safety assessments, cognitive screening and mental health assessments and more
  • Manage chronic illnesses in a complex elderly population with multimorbid conditions focused on wellness, avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations and ER visits, providing patient education about disease processes, improving overall quality of care, and increasing patient satisfaction in the healthcare system
  • Interact effectively with pt's caregivers to promote Landmark in a positive way to further build trust in the relationship with LM
  • Triage, diagnose, and treat patients on an urgent basis in home with an array of equipment and medications
  • Completes follow-up and post-hospital assessments according to documented standard operating procedure
  • Prescribes appropriate diagnostics and interventions to avoid unnecessary transfers/acute admissions
  • Documents timely with an added focus on closing HEDIS quality gap measures and recapturing HCCs
  • Order and interpret appropriate tests including x-rays, labs, and EKGs to diagnose, prescribe and treat within the provider's scope of practice and consistent with the standards of care
  • Collaborate effectively with other IDT members (NCM, pod leader, SW, Ambassador, behavioral health, pharmacy, dietician, etc) to provide the highest quality care possible
  • Start treatment in the home at the point of care
  • Avail for pts during agreed upon business hours. May be asked to participate in after hours on-call duties
  • Collaborate with patient's PCP and specialists as needed
  • Participate as requested in meetings that include, but may not be limited to:
    • Weekly IDT
    • Huddles
    • Staff meetings
    • Continuing education/journal club programs


      You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. Required Qualifications:
      • Completion of -Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA-C) accredited program
      • Current unrestricted NP or PA state license
      • 2+ -years of clinical NP or PA experience in IM, Geriatrics, Primary Care, ED, Urgent Care, or similar setting -
      • Current state driver's license
      • Access to reliable transportation to conduct patient visits required; if you are driving a vehicle, you must comply with all the terms of the Optum's Motor Vehicle Safety policy
      • 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 -
        To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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 rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment. Careers with Optum. -Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do -your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Leominster , Per Diem Physician Assistant - Fitchburg / Leominster, MA, Healthcare , Leominster, Massachusetts

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