Optum

Physician Assistant - Adult Primary Care - Optum Tri- State of NJ

North Bergen, NJ

full-time
Outpatient

Here at Optum, part of the largest network of medical groups in the nation, we are seeking a dedicated and patient-centric Physician Assistant to join our growing Adult Primary Care team in the Northern New Jersey market with Optum Tri-State (i.e., previously a Riverside Medical Group practice).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform comprehensive and problem-focused medical history and physical examinations.
  • Implement therapeutic intervention for specific conditions.
  • Order and perform diagnostic procedures and studies, such as EMG, Electrocardiogram, Compartment pressure measurements, X-ray examinations, CT, MRI, and bone scans.
  • Perform minor outpatient procedures, such as hardware removal, incision and drainage, K-wire removal, percutaneous pinning of fractures, tendon repair, wound closure, wound debridement, needle biopsy and wound care/management.
  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as brace, cast, and splint applications, closed reduction of fractures and dislocations, injection of joints, joint and bursa aspirations.

Position Highlights:

  • Physician-led, patient centered team-based environment.
  • Collegial multispecialty group practice with a large referral base and a focus on provider wellness and team-based care.
  • Full complement of excellent support staff and dedicated practice management systems in place that enable you to practice at the peak of your licensure.
  • Flexible Monday – Friday schedule options, typically featuring at least 3 full clinic days in one of our state-of-the-art specialty hubs, and 1-2 full day in one of our ambulatory surgery centers (and/or local hospital OR).
  • No weekends but requires shared/rotating on-call support (i.e., phone only).
  • EPIC EMR system.
  • Advanced Practice Clinician Partnership Plan and unlimited room for growth.
  • Supported to grow your practice and patient panel.
  • Must be comfortable working independently but always have Physician support .

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree as of Physician Assistant from an accredited program.
  • Certified as a Physician Assistant through the NCCPA.
  • Active and unrestricted (Advanced Practice Nurse, ANP) or Physician Assistant license in the State of New Jersey.
  • Active and unrestricted CDS permit (or ability to obtain prior to start).
  • Active and unrestricted DEA License (or ability to obtain prior to start).
  • Must be CPR certified (or willing to obtain prior to start).
  • Prior relevant post-graduate clinical experience highly preferred.

New Jersey Residents Only: The salary range for New Jersey residents is $110,040 to $139,000 per year. 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.

Location Insights

  • A

    Access to Outdoor Activities

  • A

    Access to Parks

  • A

    Access to Restaurants

  • B+

    Commute

  • C+

    Crime and Safety

  • C+

    Overall

  • Total Population

    61,619

  • Median Rent

    $1,437

  • Median Home Value

    $350,600

  • Median Income

    $63,908

Posted February 26, 2024