Telehealth Primary Care Physician – Mississippi, MedExpress

  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Remote
  • Dec 03, 2021
Physician Family Medicine

Job Description

As a part of OptumCare, the largest network of medical groups in the nation, MedExpress is seeking a full-time Telehealth Primary Care Physician to join our team. At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing Physician-led care locally. 

Position Highlights

  • 100% work from home (no onsite)
  • Monday through Friday schedule at 40 hours per week
  • Average patient load = 3 patients per hour
  • Provider will deliver telehealth primary care visits to patients ages 2 years and up
  • Responsibilities include: 
    • Provides and manages remote patient care with strong diagnostic acumen, using audio and visual technology to complete patient examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses, and treatment plans.  Documenting/Charting patient information in line with current policies and procedures
    • Provides preventative and wellness care for all ages 2 and up.  Delivers holistic, patient-centered care with continuity as the identified primary care physician
    • Ability to communicate effectively and compassionately through audio visual consultations with patients and able to address patient concerns through these medias
    • Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care
    • Communicates with patients regarding testing results, follow-up care, and additional information. Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions. Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate 
    • Educate patients on the risks and benefits of treatments ensuring the patient is a part of the decision-making process
    • Supervision of advanced practice clinicians when appropriate and abide by all associated rules and regulations

What makes an OptumCare organization different?

  • Providers are supported to practice at the peak of their license
  • Patients are treated like family. We focus on helping patients get in, get healthy, and get back to what’s really important
  • We are influencing change on a national scale while still maintaining the culture and community locally

Compensation/Benefits Highlights:

  • Competitive pay 
  • CME
  • DEA and licensure reimbursement
  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision
  • 401k with matching
  • Short- and long-term disability, company paid life insurance
  • Company paid malpractice coverage
  • Upward career growth and professional development
  • Supportive and appreciative culture

Careers with MedExpress
At MedExpress, we believe in delivering quality, convenient, affordable health care and exceeding our patients’ expectations. One of the many ways we do this is by creating access to health care through a leading telehealth solution. It also closely aligns with rapidly evolving consumer preferences and what many patients have come to expect from health care providers when seeking care overall. This offering is supported by a dedicated virtual medical group that this reinventing how care is provided using the latest technology to drive simplicity, convenience, coordination and affordability. As part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we’re working together to help people live healthier lives and to help the health system work better for everyone. You can become part of our elite team almost anywhere with 250 MedExpress centers across the country and two administrative offices in Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA.  Join us and start doing your life’s best work.(sm) 

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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. Optum is a drug-free workplace. © 2019 Optum Health & Technology. All rights reserved. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
  • Board certification in Family Practice
  • Unrestricted active state license in Mississippi
  • 2+ years of clinical experience practicing as a Physician outside of residency
  • Experience in pediatric care within the past 2 years
  • An unrestricted DEA license (or ability to obtain prior to start)
  • Possess an awareness and a working understanding of quality measurement in the management of chronic disease conditions
  • Experience working in a managed care environment
  • Experience using audio/visual technology or video conferencing platforms
  • Must have access to high-speed internet and phone lines
  • Ability to successfully qualify for and obtain unrestricted state licensure throughout the defined platform
  • 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:

  • Clinical experience in family medicine within the past 5 years

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

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?

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