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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - MedExpress Urgent Care - Pittsfield, MA

UnitedHealth Group

Pittsfield, MA
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751422 Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant MedExpress Urgent Care Pittsfield MA

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - MedExpress Urgent Care - Pittsfield, MA (751422)

Position Description

Serving millions of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Optum is the nation's largest health and wellness business and a vibrant, growing member of the UnitedHealth Group family. We're also the career home for Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day.

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)


Provides outstanding patient care and promotes high quality primary and urgent care services while always ensuring the MedExpress vision and values.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • All medically related functions performed by a nurse practitioner or Physician Assistant are to be performed under the supervision of a properly licensed physician
  • Responsible for the exceptional treatment and communication of care options to every MedExpress patient
  • Maintains up-to-date working knowledge of the latest changes, updates, and literature relating to medical care
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of medical charts
  • After consultation with the AP Program Medical Director, oversees patient issues and concerns which may include but are not limited to patient medical care
  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including assessments, physical examinations, evaluations, diagnoses and treatment. Works in collaboration with designated Physician(s)
  • Orders diagnostic tests, including but not limited to: x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests and with direct medical oversight, interprets the test results for deviation from normal
  • Performs procedures, including but not limited to: I&D, splinting, suturing, managing infection, and wound care
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care. May be required to supervise ancillary staff
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions and refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care options as appropriate
  • Communicates with patients regarding test results and appropriate clinical information as care necessitates
  • Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree (MSN) and certification by one of the Nurse Practitioner certifying bodies (ANCC or AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Physician Assistant
  • Must be certified in CPR, ACLS and PALS
  • Must meet credentialing requirements, including licensure boards and current DEA
  • 2+ years of experience as Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
  • Knowledge of the principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Pleasant interpersonal demeanor and ability to work with all levels of associates and leadership
  • Exceptional leadership, mediation abilities and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong commitment to customer service and excellence in healthcare
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Emergency, urgent care, and occupational medicine fields
    • HIPAA, OSHA, HR and billing/coding requirements
    • State and federal laws governing medical services
    • Working with Accreditation Bodies
  • Required to maintain CME hours as indicated for maintaining individual licensure
  • Ability to learn computer software programs; enter and maintain accurate data and statistical information in order to consistently prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials
  • Valid Prescriptive Authority (per State practice requirements); ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical experience in an emergency medicine, urgent care, retail care, primary care and/or ambulatory care setting

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)


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: Family, Nurse Practitioner, CME hours, CPR, PALS, Massachusetts, MA, Pittsfield

Job Details

  • Contest Number751422
  • Job TitleNurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - MedExpress Urgent Care - Pittsfield, MA
  • Job FamilyHealthcare Delivery
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Pittsfield, MA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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