Primary Care Physician - Wellmed - San Antonio, TX
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Internal Number: 107107282
A partner of the OptumCare network, WellMed Networks, Inc (WNI) is seeking a Primary Care Physician to join our team in San Antonio, TX. We are transforming healthcare nationally while providing Physician-led care locally. Start doing your life’s best work.(sm) with the largest care delivery organization in the world.
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.
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
Hospitalist leads a collaborative and comprehensive health care team
Only follow patients from a single payor system
100% of patients will have a WellMed primary care provider
“Quality vs. Quantity Model” – Typical census per hospitalist is 12 to 15 patients per day
Patient panel is limited to geriatrics with Medicare Advantage coverage
All metrics are based on quality
What makes an OptumCare organization different?
WellMed is a Medicare Advantage Plan that operates as a health system focused on Quality/Value Based Outcomes
Our care model limits daily volume to allow our providers the time needed to provide quality care to their patients
We offer clinical and leadership growth and stability second to none
Providers are supported to practice at the peak of their license
We are influencing change on a national scale while maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations
Base Salary plus Annual Quality Incentive with a target of $50,000
OptumCare Physician Partnership Plan
401k with match, Executive Savings Plan with Match, and UHG Employee Stock Purchase Program
Comprehensive Benefits from Optum Provider Services
At 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)
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
Board certification or eligibility in Family Practice or Internal Medicine
Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency
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 disease
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance
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 plans
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
The OptumCare Story:
At OptumCare, we’ve found that putting clinicians at the center of care is the best way to improve lives. Our physician-led organization is one of the most dynamic and progressive health care organizations in the world, serving over 14 million people through more than 38,000 aligned physicians and 9,000 advanced practice clinicians. You will find our team working in local clinics, surgery centers and urgent care centers, within care models focused on managing risk, higher quality outcomes and driving change through collaboration and innovation. Learn more about our journeyhere.
Would you thrive with OptumCare?
Do you practice evidence-based medicine?
Are you seeking a practice focused on patient-centered quality care, not volume?
Are you a team player – comfortable delegating and empowering teams?
Are you constantly seeking better ways to do things?