Physician - Neurology - Optum Unity Health Akron, OH

Akron, Ohio
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Feb 7, 2024

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Careers at Unity Health Network, part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. Unity Health Network is the largest independent physician network in Northeast Ohio. Our infrastructure enables us to provide extensive primary care services and diverse specialty care offerings while removing non-medical business functions from our clinical staff, allowing them to concentrate on care delivery. Our team is growing, and we are looking for more health care professionals who want to be part of an organization that is driven by excellence. You can be part of a dedicated health care team that provides high quality and timely patient-centered services. In return, we will provide you with competitive opportunities that are driven to change the future of health care delivery and your career. Come develop your potential and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

As a part of the OptumCare network, Optum Unity Health Network is seeking a BC/BE Neurologist to join our team at Akron, Ohio in a clinical based, non-hospital Neurology Practice setting. At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing physician-led care locally.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of neurological care related health problems
  • Compliance with all coding and documentation requirements
  • Practice evidence-based medicine
  • Outpatient and light inpatient rotation mix
  • Practices in accordance with the respective state laws and regulations governing the practice of advanced practice nursing
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with members and their legal representatives, facility staff, PCPs, and other collaborating physicians/providers
  • Completes follow-up and post-hospital assessments according to documented standard operating procedure
  • Provides counsel, support, and education to facility staff
  • Supports FCMs in developing and providing in-service educational programs to facility staff
  • Participates in management meetings that include, but may not be limited to:
    • Weekly case conference reviews
    • Monthly staff meetings
    • Schedule Joint Operating Committee meetings
    • Quarterly Quality Improvement Committee meetings
    • Continuing education/journal club programs
  • Implements HEDIS measure campaigns and other quality initiatives as directed by Corporate Health Services to ensure the highest standards of care and to promote the improvement of care management and delivery
  • Requires participation in clinical on-call program as plan expands
  • Keeps current on relevant medical and nursing research, technology, and related issues by attending continuing education courses, professional meetings, and journal reviews
  • Perform related duties as necessary and other duties as assigned
Position Highlights
  • Our physicians provide comprehensive neurological care medicine in an outpatient setting including MS, Sleep, Brain Injury, Headache, Movement, Testing, Infusion Suite, Neuropsychology. Candidates trained in Sleep Medicine may also incorporate sleep into their practice.
  • Patient centered, team-based environment, offering a value-based practice model with a diversified patient base
  • Joining seven colleagues' w/APC, CNS, CRNN and other support at one location
  • Telemedicine
  • High Field MRI, Full body scan, MRA, EEG, EMG, on-site infusion suite and Neuropsychologist
  • Large referring base
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Support by the Optum Centers of Excellence network includes
    • More accurate diagnoses
    • Higher survival rates
    • Health care that is planned, coordinated, and provided by a team of experts who specialize in your condition and regularly work together
    • Fewer complications
Compensation & Benefits Highlights:
  • Optum's robust compensation and benefits package includes:
    • Financial stability and support of a Fortune 5 Company
    • Competitive compensation model
    • 401k Plan
    • CME Time & Allowance
    • Excellent PTO package
    • Retirement package including employer funded contributions
    • Company paid malpractice insurance
    • Short term/Long term Disability
    • Stock Purchase Plan
You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Unrestricted medical licensure in the state of Ohio, or able to obtain
  • Active and unrestricted DEA License, or ability to obtain
  • Board certified M.D. or D.O. Neurology
  • On Call Participation
  • Ability to perform light rounding at hospital
  • Ability to perform maintenance of privileges with no restrictions at hospital where procedures will be performed
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years clinical experience
  • Sleep Medicine
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?
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.


As the largest network of medical groups in the country, Optum serves patients from coast to coast. Our more than 80,000 aligned physicians and advanced practice clinicians are working together to improve health care through:

Caring: We provide stability, flexibility and other resources that help you be your best.

Connecting: Harness the power of our national reach to make an impact on your community. Collaborate with our expansive network of fellow clinicians to discover new ways to deliver care.

Growing together: Get the resources you need to better serve your patients — and your career. No matter what direction you want, your career path at Optum is limitless.

Optum is a truly remarkable place to practice medicine.

Join the thousands of physicians who are
Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

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