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Outpatient Primary Care Physician - Brownsville, TX (Physician #)

Company: Optum
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:

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)

As part of the multi-disciplinary team, the Primary Care Physician (PCP) will provide primary medical diagnostic and therapeutic care and service, referring consultations for specialty care, and education and preventive care advice to all patients served. The PCP performance will be tracked and comparatively reported using metrics related to the strategic direction and operational needs of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The PCP is expected to be able to provide care consistent with their licensure and/or certification
  • Provides diagnosis, treatment, therapy and management of patients according to current standards of care
  • Utilizes managed care processes for cost-effective and efficient use of lab, radiology and extended service providers, including specialists, hospitals, skilled nursing providers, and other ancillary services
  • Completes timely and comprehensive medical documentation in EMR systems according to company standards
  • Participates with peers, employed specialists, such as dermatology, podiatry, and wound care for the comprehensive care of the WellMed patient
  • Conducts or directs education effective communications to patients, families, and other health care providers
  • Conducts educational activities for organization's physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and their ancillary staff for the purposes of education and patient care
  • Participates in business and patient care meetings
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned
    Required Qualifications:
    • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
    • Board certification or eligibility in Family Practice or Internal Medicine
    • Current, unrestricted Texas Medical License
    • Valid DEA
    • 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 diseasePreferred Qualifications:
      • 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 plansCareers with 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.(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 by law.
        UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

        Job Keywords: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatric, Primary, care, physician, PCP, doctor, MD, DEA, osteopathy, Texas, TX

        Keyphrases: family medicine jobs, family practice jobs, family practitioner jobs, family medicine specialist jobs

Keywords: Optum, Brownsville , Outpatient Primary Care Physician - Brownsville, TX (Physician #), Healthcare , Brownsville, Texas

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