UnitedHealth Group Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Cardiology Las Vegas, NV $15K Sign On Bonus for External Candidates in Las Vegas, Nevada

Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to older adults, an outpatient surgery center, plus E-visits and online options via Now Clinic telemedicine technology. SMA offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. SMA is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.

Southwest Medical Associates is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella.

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Southwest Medical Associates has an exciting practice opportunity for a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant at our Las Vegas, Nevada clinic. This is an employed practice position, 100% outpatient, no nights or weekends.

In this role, you administer comprehensive outpatient cardiology care. The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant is responsible for providing health care services to cardiology patients. Enhances and expands the patient care within the medical practice, collaborates with the physician(s) and other clinicians by providing a full scope of patient care. Focus is on preventive health or the management of stable chronic conditions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide cardiovascular medical management in a clinic setting for adults, including general and preventative care, conduct physical examinations, treat and manage cardiovascular disease, order diagnostic testing and labs, and prescribe medications

  • Provide comprehensive Cardiology health assessments to treat and manage patient care

  • Follow comprehensive plans that include intervention and treatment to attain expected outcomes

  • Identify expected outcomes derived from the assessment data and diagnoses and individualize expected outcomes with the patient specific populations and with the health care team when appropriate

  • Provide comprehensive clinical coordination of care and case management.

We offer patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health. Our employees work with professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.

We run a systems-based practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.

We offer an attractive base salary, sign on bonus, quarterly bonus plan, and comprehensive fringe benefits package, including medical, dental, and life insurance, STD / LTD, professional liability, matching 401K, relocation costs, three weeks paid vacation, one week paid CME with $3500 allowance, and eight paid holidays. Differential for supervision of extenders.

Required Qualifications:

  • National Nurse Practitioner certification or Physician Assistant certification or ability to obtain prior to employment

  • Unrestricted, active licensure in the State of Nevada or ability to obtain

  • Current DEA license or ability to obtain

  • 1+ years of Primary Care experience in lieu of 1+ yrs. of Cardiology experience

  • Proficient in assessment and development of treatment plans

  • Ability to communicate with patients, team members and management staff

  • Ability to make care decisions based on the best medical practices without direct supervision or guidance by a physician

  • Intermediate level of technical proficiency in the use of computer programs for medical records or internet search for clinical practice

  • Ability to conceptualize the needs for the team or department and actualize plans for implementation

  • Empowered to develop plans of action and gain team consensus towards common goals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of previous experience working in a Cardiology clinic setting

  • A background in managed care

  • Familiarity with ICD-10 coding

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*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.

Job Keywords: Cardiology, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Cardiovascular Disease, Las Vegas, NV, Nevada