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Physician Assistant - Portland, OR


Last Updated: 8/08/22

Job Description

Family Medical Group (FMG), now a part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is looking for a full-time Physician Assistant. Continue with our quick application process if you're interested in finding your life’s best work.℠

FMG sustains a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care delivery model that is preferred by many practicing clinicians. Under this model, patient treatment is coordinated through a patient's primary care provider to ensure that they receive the necessary care when and where they need it, and in a manner that they can understand.

The objective of the PCMH model is to maintain a centralized setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their providers and, when appropriate, the patient's family as well. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange, and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner and at their convenience


  • Specialty: Physician Assistant

  • Location: Portland, OR

  • Schedule: four, 10-hour shifts

  • Work alongside 5 other providers (physicians/NPs) to ensure the delivery of top quality care.

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Conducts physicals examinations and/or mental health assessments to address preventive, acute and chronic healthcare needs of patients.

  • Performs, orders and interprets diagnostic procedures and lab tests.

  • Develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with guidelines and state laws.

  • Records findings and develops a plan of action based on the patient’s health history and condition, and when necessary, consults with other providers to prepare a comprehensive care plan.

  • Prepares documentation for medical records including updating medical charts by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, and medications.

  • Collaborates with internal and external multidisciplinary teams to provide innovative and evidence-based care.

  • Reviews patient chart notes, case summaries, and other relevant documentation and correspondence.

  • Provides evening and weekend consultation on-call when scheduled.

  • Participates in team huddles to review the schedule at the start of the clinic day.

  • Participates in process and quality improvement workflows.

  • Participates in peer reviews and chart reviews.

  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Nationally recognized certification and active, unrestricted Oregon license with prescriptive authority.

  • Current OR DEA certificate required prior to start date

  • BLS and/or ACLS certification required.

  • UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors

  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices and regulations related to evaluating and providing patient care.

  • Skill in oral and written communication including interviewing to gather medical histories; providing presentations, consultations, facilitation, and documentation, e.g., writing medical orders, patient education materials, and medical record updates.

  • Ability to analyze complex data and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures,

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with patients, staff, and the general public.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the delivery of health care to a diverse and underserved population.

  • Ability to use good judgement in difficult situations.

  • Ability to communicate professionally with peers, management and patients alike.

  • Ability to act as a leader to clinic support staff.

  • Experience and proficiency using electronic health records.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to hear and speak verbal instructions.

  • Must be able to read and write coherently.

  • Will occasionally need to lift up to 25lbs.

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will have frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Company Details

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
Mission We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities.  Business model From its flexible delivery models to multi-payer strategy, OptumCare® is approaching care in a unique way — unlike anyone else in the marketplace...