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Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare

NP/PA Pulmonology

Las Vegas, Nevada

Sign-On Bonus
Full Time

15K Sign on bonus 

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

OptumCare Specialty Care is a multi-specialty group of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, fourteen clinical locations including nine health care centers, five urgent care clinics and an outpatient surgery center. Optum offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. Optum is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area being part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.  

In this role, you will build meaningful relationships with patients, their family members, healthcare providers, and office staff while providing high quality direct patient care in a clinic setting.  You will enjoy profound job satisfaction as you impact the care and comfort of our patient population. You will assess and provide treatment to patients of various age groups.  You will diagnose conditions, create treatment plans, and prescribe medications as related to the treatment plan.  You will collaborate with a physician to achieve the best health outcomes for the patient.  You will enjoy opportunities for career growth and continuing education opportunities.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of pulmonary related health problems compliance with all coding and documentation requirements
  • Practice evidence-based medicine seeing patients in an outpatient setting
  • Outpatient practice involves managing the patients with chronic respiratory diseases, including asthma, emphysema, COPD, tuberculosis, lung cancer & other pulmonary disorders
  • PFT’s will be performed in the clinic by certified Respiratory Therapists (RT) under the supervision of Pulmonologist
  • No hospital work is anticipated
  • Night and weekend coverage by telephone is shared equally amongst Lung and Allergy Care Team
  • Collaboration is required with our allergist/Immunologist care team
  • Other related duties as required

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state, and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations, and standards.

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:

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner Certification in Primary Care, Geriatric, Adult or Physician Assistant certification
  • Active unrestricted APRN or PA-C license in Nevada, or ability to obtain 
  • DEA or ability to obtain
  • 3+ years of Pulmonary experience or 3+ years of internal medicine / primary care or allergy experience in lieu of Pulmonary experience
  • Basic technical proficiency in the use of computer programs for medical records or internet search for clinical practice

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with patients, primary care team members and management staff
  • Ability to make care decisions based on best medical practices without direct supervision or guidance by a physician
  • Advanced assessment and treatment plan implementation skills
  • Ability to complete clinical care lifting in a provider office environment

**PLEASE NOTE** The Sign On Bonus is only available to external candidates.  Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a Sign On Bonus.

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 by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Nevada residents is $87,900 to $156,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives

Job Keywords: Nurse Practitioner, NP, Pulmonology, Las Vegas, Nevada, NV

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Date Posted: 9/2/22

Job Id: 2156430