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UnitedHealth Group Orthopedic Physician Assistant - Riverside Medical Group in Rutherford, New Jersey

As a part of the OptumCare network, Riverside Medical Group is seeking an Orthopedic Physician Assistant to join our growing team in New Jersey with multiple practice locations available. At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing physician-led care locally. Work with the largest care delivery organization in the world and start doing your life’s best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performing comprehensive and problem-focused history and physical examinations

  • Interpreting laboratory and diagnostic procedures to establish a working diagnosis

  • Implementing therapeutic intervention for specific conditions

  • Ordering and performing diagnostic procedures and studies, such as EMG, Electrocardiogram, Compartment pressure measurements, X-ray examinations, CT, MRI, and bone scans

  • Performing procedures like regional anesthesia and digital blocks

  • Performing minor outpatient procedures, such as hardware removal, incision and drainage, K-wire removal, percutaneous pinning of fractures, tendon repair, wound closure, wound debridement, needle biopsy, wound management

  • Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as brace, cast, and splint applications, closed reduction of fractures and dislocations, injection of joints, joint and bursa aspirations, tendons, trigger points and bursa

What makes an OptumCare organization different?

  • Providers are supported to practice at the peak of their license

  • We recognize that if you want to provide good care and do it well, you can’t do it alone - this is the foundation of the team-based care model

  • The culture is one of clinical innovation and transformation

  • We are influencing change on a national scale while still maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations

Compensation & Benefits Highlights

  • Compensation based on quality, not quantity

  • Multiple medical, dental and vision options to choose from

  • Paid STD, LTD, Life and AD&D insurance

  • Robust retirement including employer funded contributions and employee stock purchase plan

  • Company paid malpractice insurance

About Riverside Medical Group

Riverside Medical Group is the premier medical practice in New Jersey serving patients in Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Middlesex, Burlington, and Camden counties. We have over 60 locations and 180 board certified medical providers specializing in Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, ENT, Foot & Ankle, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Cardiology, Behavioral Health, Physical Therapy, Allergy & Immunology, Developmental Health, Pain Management, Chiropractic and Optometry.

As a National Committee for Quality Assurance “Level III- Patient Centered Medical Home,” Riverside is able to provide patient-focused precision medical care to the entire family and is committed to providing patients with the highest quality medical care.

In addition to providing the highest quality of care, Riverside offers its patients the best hours of operation of any private practice in the country. Patients have around-the-clock access to a health-care team and have the benefit of same day and walk in appointments. As an advocate for prenatal health and education, Riverside offers prenatal classes every weekend free of charge. Riverside believes in giving back to their community and the patients they serve through health fairs, charitable giving/foundation, and free medical education.

Required Qualifications:

  • Unrestricted licensure in the state of New Jersey or has New Jersey application in process

  • Active and unrestricted DEA License or ability to obtain prior to start

  • Active New Jersey CDS license or ability to obtain prior to start

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience working as a Physician Assistant outside of clinical rotations/training

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 rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

About OptumCare:

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 17 million people through more than 45,000 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 at www.workatoptum.com .

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?

  • Do you want to be part of something better?

Job Keywords: Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Riverside Medical Group, Rutherford, NJ, New Jersey

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