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Outpatient Primary Care Physician - WellMed Medical Group - El Paso, TX

El Paso, TX

A partner of the Optum Care network, WellMed Medical Group is seeking an internal medicine or family medicine physician to join our Zaragoza clinic in El Paso, TX.

Position Highlights:

  • Quality vs. quantity - typically see 14 to 16 patients per day (30 min per visit)
  • Instead of RVU or volume metrics, our physicians are measured and rewarded on quality of care (most physicians earn $50,000, paid semi-annually)
  • Start with 160 hours PTO in first year, plus 5 days for CME, and the clinics are closed for 8 national holidays
  • Strong clinical support team that includes NPs, PAs, RNs, LVNs, MAs, scribes, nurse educators, case managers, clinic administrators, referral managers, coders, centralized scheduling, nurse advice line, and robust IT
  • Collaborate with our primary care physicians (IM & FM), hospitalists, and network of employed/contracted sub-specialists

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What makes an OptumCare organization different?

  • WellMed is mostly a Medicare Advantage Plan that operates as a health system focused on quality/value-based outcomes
  • Physician, heal thyself! Our providers are the absolute best in caring for our patients, and we believe that our providers must also have time to care for themselves and their families
  • Most of our physician leaders began their careers in our clinics, developing clinical and leadership growth opportunities for you
  • We are influencing change on a national scale while maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations
  • We recognize that we are better together, and collaboration is the key to healthier patients and an invigorating work environment

Compensation/Benefits Highlights:

  • Base salary plus annual quality bonus with a target of $50,000
  • 401k with match, Executive Savings Plan, and UHG Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • LTD and STD insurance at no cost to you
  • Liability coverage that doesn't require tail coverage ever
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • OptumCare Physician Partnership Plan
  • More comprehensive benefits from Optum Partner Services

About WellMed:

At WellMed our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. WellMed has more than 22,000+ primary care physicians, hospitalists, specialists, and advanced practice clinicians who excel in caring for 900,000+ older adults across Texas and Florida.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.), or M.B.B.S
  • Board certification or eligibility in internal medicine or family medicine
  • Active, unrestricted medical license in Texas
  • Valid DEA license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency
  • A working understanding and support of a managed care environment

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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 a rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

The OptumCare Story:

Optum is the largest care delivery organization in the world. At OptumCare, we've found that putting clinicians at the center of care is the best way to improve lives. 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 journey www.workatoptum.com/provider .

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Client-provided location(s): El Paso, TX, USA
Job ID: UHG-2160942
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • HSA
    • On-Site Gym
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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