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Southwest Medical is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to older adults, an outpatient surgery center, plus E-visits and online options via Now Clinic telemedicine technology. Southwest Medical offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. SMA is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area. Southwest Medical is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella.

Southwest Medical has an exciting practice opportunity for a board-certified or board-eligible Pulmonologist at one of our Las Vegas, Nevada clinics. This is an employed practice position.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Provide care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of pulmonary related health problems
-Compliance with all coding and documentation requirements
-Practice evidence based medicine
-See patients in outpatient & inpatient settings
-Inpatient practice involves consulting and managing patients in ICU and floors
-Outpatient practice involves managing the patients with chronic respiratory diseases, including asthma, emphysema, -COPD, tuberculosis, lung cancer & other pulmonary disorders. PFT will be performed in the outpatient clinic under the supervision of Pulmonologist
-Performing pulmonary/ICU procedures inpatient settings and pulmonary procedures outpatient settings
-Providing night and weekend coverage for inpatient Pulmonary/ICU patients
-Frequency of night and weekend coverage will depend on the number of physicians in the Pulmonary Department
-Developing protocols for the management of Pulmonary Diseases

Required Qualifications:
-Board certified/Board eligible M.D. or D.O. in Specialty
-Active and unrestricted medical license in the State of Nevada or ability to obtain prior to employment
-DEA License or ability to obtain

Preferred Qualifications:
-Minimum of two years clinical experience
-Scientific knowledge, scientific method of problem solving, evidence-based decision making, understands and treats diseases of the pulmonary system
-Maintenance of privileges with no restrictions at hospital where procedures will be performed

We offer patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health. Our employees work with professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.

We run a systems-based practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.

We offer an attractive base salary, sign on bonus, quarterly bonus plan, and comprehensive fringe benefits package, including medical, dental, and life insurance, STD/LTD, professional liability, matching 401K, relocation costs, three weeks paid vacation, one week paid CME with $3500 allowance, and eight paid holidays. Differential for supervision of extenders.

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: Pulmonologist, Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Disease Physician, Las Vegas, Nevada, NV
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