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UnitedHealth Group

Telephonic Physician Assistant with Multi-States Licenses in NY, CA, WA, OR, MA - Telecommute

Healthcare

Dental Assistant

Yearly

No

Westborough, Massachusetts, United States

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.

Do you want to make a difference in healthcare?

Landmark Health 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.

Because many of our patients are frail and elderly, we deliver care primarily in the comfort of their home. Our Program is also offered to eligible patients at no incremental financial cost to them. We are not a fee-for- service practice; we benefit economically only if we deliver high-quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. As a result, our clinical teams can spend quality-time caring for a smaller number of patients, giving all patients the space, respect, compassion and care they deserve.

At Landmark, our interdisciplinary teams collaboratively manage our complex patient panels. These teams are led by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants, with supporting care provided by RN Nurse Care Managers, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Behavioral Health, and other employed team members.

Join Landmark to be part of a growing company full of purpose-driven, action-oriented, and compassionate team members working to dramatically transform healthcare for our communities.

Objective
The Telephonic Physician Assistant position will be responsible for afterhours telephonic care and triage, including dispatching on-call providers in market to sustain the Landmark promise to its patients of 24/7 in-home urgent care. This position will be a remote, home-based role.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide superlative and empathetic telephonic care for Landmark patients
  • Actively listen and probe patients in a professional and timely manner to assess and evaluate patient’s clinical need
  • As appropriate, problem solve patient concerns telephonically
  • Communicate to and dispatch in-market on-call providers when issues cannot be solved telephonically
  • Document patient interactions in EMR
  • Handle both inbound and outbound calls as needed
  • Communicate and collaborate with members of the Landmark interdisciplinary team
  • Utilize critical thinking and effective communications to help connect the value of the Landmark program to patients in need of more information
  • Prescribe appropriate diagnostics and interventions to avoid unnecessary transfer/acute admissions
  • Responsible for patient follow-up to help avoid unnecessary medical costs
  • Ad hoc reporting may be required
  • Employees in the position can expect to be on the phone up to 90% of their work shift and complete other essential function on an as-needed basis
  • Full time and part-time roles available, with flexibility for changing shift coverage over time. Shifts are most mostly outside of normal business hours: first shift (6 am - 11 am), third shift (5 pm – 1 am), and weekends (9 am – 11 pm)

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.

Competency
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; listens to others; keeps emotions under control and overcomes resistance when necessary; remains open to new ideas
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and seeks clarification; responds openly to questions. Must be able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed; generates suggestions for improving work and workflow

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of Physician Assistant accredited program
  • Current unrestricted PA License
  • Home internet connection
  • Thorough understanding of clinical standards of care

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience dealing with UM standards, NCQA requirements, CMS guidelines, Milliman guidelines; understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial populations
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite; typing speed of 40+ WPM

Physical Demands:
Below are the physical requirements which are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regular requirement to sit; use hands to touch, handle or feel
  • Regular requirement to talk and listen
  • Vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Work Enviroment:
Below is a description of the work environment that the employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.

  • Noise level is usually moderate


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

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Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.


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.

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