Optum

Home & Supportive Care Physician Assistant - WellMed Medical Group - TX

San Antonio, TX

full-time
Inpatient and outpatient

A partner of the Optum Care network, WellMed Medical Group, is seeking a nurse practitioner or physician assistant to join our Home & Supportive Care team in the New Braunfels, TX area. At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing Physician-led care locally. Work with the largest care delivery organization in the world and start doing your life’s best work.(sm)

Position Highlights:

  • Practice with a multi-disciplinary team of heath care providers that includes Primary Care Physicians, RN Case Managers, social workers, and clinic staff
  • Our model is designed to provide the most efficient, comprehensive, and proven care techniques to treat the whole patient – physically, mentally, and socially – at each visit
  • 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
  • Provide care for some of our sickest patients – patients whose needs are beyond what our care management and clinic-based resources can provide, but whom hospice services are not appropriate
  • Diagnose and treats both acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and other chronic medical conditions
  • 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, end of life care, and serious illness discussions
  • Prescribes pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions

Required Qualifications:

  • Certification through the American Academy of (AANP), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Licensed Physician Assistant by the Texas State Medical Board
  • Valid DEA license or the ability to obtain one prior to employment
  • 1+ year of clinical experience as a Physician Assistant
  • Comfortable managing a primarily Medicare-aged patient population
  • Reliable transportation and a valid drivers license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Home health experience
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency
  • A working understanding and support of a managed care environment

Location Insights

  • A+

    Access to Parks

  • A-

    Access to Restaurants

  • A-

    Overall

  • B+

    Commute

  • B+

    Cost of Living

  • B+

    Public Schools

  • Total Population

    1,508,083

  • Median Rent

    $992

  • Median Home Value

    $146,400

  • Median Income

    $52,455

Posted February 20, 2024