Remote Behavioral Health – Advanced Practice Clinician – Optum NJ


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Requisition Number: 2219219
Job Category: Healthcare Delivery
Primary Location: Rutherford, NJ
(Remote considered)

Here at Optum, the largest network of medical groups in the nation, we are seeking a dedicated, patient-centric full-time Advanced Practice Clinician to join our well-established Behavioral Health telehealth care team. 

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. 

Position Highlights & Responsibilities:

      • Collegial multispecialty group practice with a large referral base and focus on team-based care.
      • Excellent support staff and dedicated practice management systems in place that enable you to practice at the peak of your medical license.
      • EPIC EMR system.
      • Flexible Monday – Friday scheduling with no nights, weekends, or on-call requirements (i.e., ideally 9:00a – 5:00p).
      • Telehealth position – work virtually from the comfort of your home with secure, company-provided technology.
      • In collaboration with our behavioral health physicians, consult and treat patients.
      • Provide psychopharmacology medication management, psychotherapy, and outpatient evaluations of patients.
      • Provide consultation for primary care providers regarding patient treatment and referrals.

What makes an Optum organization different?

      • Quadruple Aim: Improving Patient Satisfaction; Lowering Costs; Delivery High-Quality Outcomes; Increasing Provider Satisfaction and Well-Being.
      • Clinicians are supported to practice at the peak of their license.
      • Clinician-centric and clinician focused, with shared EMR across businesses to support coordinated care.
      • The culture is one of clinical innovation and transformation.
      • Affiliations with prestigious organizations.
      • We are influencing change on a national scale while still maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations.

Compensation & Benefits Highlights:

      • Guaranteed, competitive compensation model based on quality, not quantity, with significant earning potential, annual increases, and quarterly bonus eligibility.
      • Financial stability and support of a Fortune 5 Company.
      • Robust retirement offerings including employer funded contributions and Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP for UHG Stock).
      • APC Partnership opportunities and incentives.
      • Comprehensive benefits plan inclusive of medical, dental, vision, STD/LTD, CME and malpractice coverage.
      • Dedicated CME Time & Allowance
      • Excellent PTO package
      • Robust clinician learning and development programs.


The Optum Story in the Tri-State Region:

Optum Tri-State was formed in 2022 by bringing together Riverside Medical Group, CareMount Medical and ProHealth Care. The regional alignment combines resources and services across the care continuum – from preventative medicine to diagnostics to treatment and beyond – and features 70 specialties, working in 360 medical practices and more than 55 urgent care locations across New York, New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut.  As a Patient Centered Medical Home, Optum Tri-State can provide patient-focused medical care to the entire family.  This dynamic position would afford you the opportunity to join a regional, inter-disciplinary care team of over 2,100 providers who serve nearly 2 million patients.  Our doctors and clinicians have access to the latest medical information and technology, which lets them spend more time with patients, provide better care and realize better outcomes. With Optum, we’ve found that putting clinicians at the center of care is the best way to improve lives.  Our physician-led organizations are some of the most dynamic and progressive health care organizations in the world. 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

Required Qualifications:

      • Board certification as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and/or Addiction Medicine  or NCCPA Physician Assistant certification.
      • Active, unrestricted APRN or PA-C license in New Jersey.
      • Active and unrestricted DEA License.
      • Active New Jersey CDS Permit.
      • Prior post-graduate clinical experience in mental/behavioral health or psychiatry highly preferred.


New Jersey Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $109,513 to $147,146 per year. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable.  In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.