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Associate Medical Director Physician, OptumCare - Phoenix, AZ

UnitedHealth Group

Phoenix, AZ
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Associate Medical Director Physician, OptumCare - Phoenix, AZ(Job Number:695032)

At OptumCare, we share what might be seen as a surprisingly simple goal: making the health system work better for everyone. We look for people who relentlessly push themselves to go farther. For these high performers, a position on a team at OptumCare is a natural fit. We offer more than the talent, resources and can-do culture—we offer a place to improve the lives of others while doing your life’s best work.(sm)
The Associate Medical Director is a dual role that includes direct patient care and administrative duties.    
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Examines, diagnoses and treats patients for acute injuries, infections, and illnesses
  • Counsels and educates patients and families about acute and chronic conditions or concerns
  • Formulates diagnostic and treatment plans and prescribes medications, therapies, and procedures
  • Interacts with Clinic Physicians and staff to ensure that patient needs are met in an efficient and medically appropriate manner
  • Provides prime management, oversight and development for major program and functional areas within OptumCare
  • Monitor ambulatory care and communicates to the leadership and providers to make recommendations in order to position the organization proactively to manage trends effectively
  • Develop and implement action plans, including clinical guidelines, to ensure clinically appropriate and efficient utilization of services
  • Provide and/or supervise the education, guidance, assistance, and feedback to primary care physicians and specialty panels to achieve appropriate cost-effective patient care
  • Promote the appropriate utilization of clinical programs to manage complex and/or catastrophic cases and promote positive health outcomes
  • Develops a broad understanding of the various data elements available to the organization, working closely with the IT and EHR departments
  • Ensures that data is being used consistently throughout the clinical department to improve patient outcomes
  • Analyze patient population data in order to assist CM and other clinical programs in engaging patients who would benefit most
  • Establish and foster strong working relationships with the health plan Providers
  • Oversight of medical policy, health and wellness programs, and population management initiatives

Job Physicians
Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix
Other Location 
Organization OptumCare - AZ
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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