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Physician - Prospero - Phoenix, AZ

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

What makes your clinical career greater with Prospero? You can improve the health of others and help heal the health care system. You can work with in an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is evolving and innovating every day. And, when you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere. -Positions in this function are part of an interdisciplinary care team of home based medical care providers to support patients facing serious illness, including their families and care givers. -In this role, you will serve as the clinical lead for an interdisciplinary care team, responsible for ensuring the highest quality delivery of medically appropriate care to people with serious illness and their families, including through home-based care. You will be working with advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, social workers and administrative team members to provide and coordinate medical care with the patient's community physicians. This is a flexible, team-based role that creates enormous satisfaction as you impact the care and quality of life of our aging population. -All the while, you'll be building meaningful relationships with patients, their families, and providers involved in the patient's care to maximize value for some of the most vulnerable individuals in healthcare. - -Primary Responsibilities:

Provide oversight of assigned interdisciplinary care team(s) providing medical care for patients in their homes and through virtual care modalitiesProvide care in the home to a primary panel of patients as lead member of the care teamClinical accountability for clinical outcomes for the patients managed within the interdisciplinary care team pods overseen, including hospital admission reduction, clinically appropriate hospice utilization, and appropriate risk stratification of patientsCoordinate care and treatment plans with primary care physicians (and other community providers and specialists) to provide the best care possibleLead and or participate in weekly interdisciplinary care team meetings, daily UM hospitalization reviews and multidisciplinary team meetings as necessary.Perform medical consultations and assessments in person and using telemedicine -Ensure delivery of medically appropriate care, as well as care that is whole-person centric to address certain social factors that impact health statusIn partnership with other physician leaders, develop education plans, prepare curriculum and present on educational topics such as serious illness communication, advanced illness management and symptom management, among others - -Provide administrative and clinical guidance and support to the care team to ensure quality outcomes for patients and families and ensure clinicians are operating at the top of their licensurePeriodically review and approve care team clinical documentation and orders, and provide coaching feedback for areas of clinical competency and accuracyProvide medical oversight for advance practice nursesBe part of an after-hours care team support system for patients to prevent unnecessary or avoidable hospitalizations and ED visitsProvide rotational on-call coverage after hours with other regional physicians for care escalationSupport performance improvement projects, as identifiedRequired Qualifications:
Valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the stateAbility to obtain DEA licensure/Prescriptive Authority post-hire in states where applicableClinical background in adult, family or geriatric specialties with experience managing medically complex patients with serious illnessAbility to work within an interdisciplinary care team to coordinate patient careFull COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function 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. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. - -Preferred Qualifications:
Board Eligible or Certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics or Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM)Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills -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. - -Physician - Core Expectations -1. - - - -Weekly Meetings
Monday Morning Sign-out Rounds-weekend physician signs out calls received during the weekend with the clinical team and follow-up neededTeam meetings- Interdisciplinary team meetings are Monthly to Bimonthly, depending on market, large group meetings that focus on education, clinical policy changes, metrics.Weekly Clinical Meetings when the clinical teams are kept abreast of changes or updates in clinical policy or the documentation platform. -Regional meetings- physicians; market, regional, associate medical directors, and collaborating physicians.Local meetings-local team leadership- AMD, Regional Medical Director, Clinical Director, and Regional Vice President. -2. - - - -Daily meetings
Hospital huddles-review patients that were hospitalized and discuss follow up care and further hospitalization preventionPatient Care Meetings (PCM)-smaller group meetings- two to four clinicians (each smaller grouping meets weekly) to review in depth the patients for treatment planning, prevent avoidable hospitalizations and identify hospice eligible patients. We also function as a "think tank" to address complicated or concerning patients- area specificAfternoon sign out of clinical team to on call physician and triage team of any after hour patient needs or needed follow up -3. - - - -Call
Be part of an after-hours care team support system for patients to prevent unnecessary or avoidable hospitalizations and ED visits -Covers regional area with variable rotation based on the coverage area and number of physicians. -immediately available to the afterhours nurses for questions or to speak directly with patientsCall coverage includes nights, weekends and holidays on a rotation basisObtain licensure in call coverage states per RMD -4. - - - -Daily responsibilities
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