Physician Reviewer – Telecommute

  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Remote
  • Apr 24, 2021

Job Description

At Optum, the mission is clear:  Help people live heathier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone.

LHI is one of 4 businesses under OptumServe. OptumServe provides health care services and proven expertise to help federal government agencies modernize the U.S. health system and improve the health and well-being of Americans. By joining OptumServe you are part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group a leader across most major segments in the U.S. health care system.

LHI was founded in 1999 and acquired by Optum in 2011, LHI specializes in creating and managing health care programs through on-location services, patient-specific in-clinic appointments, telehealth assessments, or any combination based on customer need. LHI's customizable solutions serve the diverse needs of commercial customers, as well as federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services.

There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm)

We are currently seeking a Physician Reviewer.  This individual will serve as a medical professional to evaluate and provide a clear, comprehensive and concise review of Medical Disability claims. Serve as a point of contact and resource for the VA Clinical Operations Department and communicate with internal and external entities. Provide Practitioner education. Perform internal Medical Opinion only requests as required by applicable contracts.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

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:

  • Licensed MD or DO, Accredited Board Certified/Board Eligible (BC/BE)
  • Current and unrestricted state license or the ability to obtain licensure in the state where the employee’s work will be performed.  This may include a compact license (Interstate Medical Licensure Compact) as long as it complies with that state’s existing Medical Practice Act
  • 2+ years active clinical practice experience
  • Experience with Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Knowledge and prior performance of VA Compensation and Pension Examinations disability evaluations with knowledge of VA quality and timeliness measures
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office 
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified VA Compensation and Pension Examiner
  • Military and / or veteran healthcare experience
  • Ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy as well as the ability to demonstrate organizational skills and multi-tasking
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills