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Nurse Practitioner - Part-time - Care Plus Community/Home Visits Phoenix, AZ

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Mesa
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

$20,000 sign-on bonus for external candidatesFlexible hours for 20 hours per week coving the Phoenix, AZ areaCombine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing -your life's best work.(sm)Nurse practitioners in the Optum at Home provide care to our OAH members as part of a team that includes a Case Manager (RN and/or BHA), Care Navigator and other supporting team members. -They support all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments and consultations. They provide general and preventative care, interventional care, order lab tests, educate patients and their caretakers and prescribe medication. They deliver role patient care through in-home visits, telephonic outreach and consultations, and interdisciplinary team activities.The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed practitioner who works under a collaborative agreement (protocol) with a supervising physician. -The nurse protocol is a written document in which the physician gives the NP authority to perform medical acts and agrees to be available for immediate consultation if necessary. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the Optum at Home patients in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care. -This includes (but is not limited to) assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care, implementation of treatment plan, ongoing evaluation of patient status and response to the plan of care, and ordering drugs, treatments and diagnostic studies. Clinical management is conducted in collaboration with other care team members.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform age-appropriate history and physical for complex and chronically ill patients with the frequency established in the model of care
  • Complete initial, acute, follow-up and post-hospital visits to address gaps in care
  • Provide acute, follow-up and post-acute stabilization evaluation to engage resources and strategies to address medical, functional, and social barriers to care
  • Work closely with mental health clinicians to help bridge the gap between mental and physical health
  • Consult with the patient's PCP, specialists, or other health care professionals as appropriate
  • Assess patient needs for specialty referrals and make appropriate referrals
  • Order and interprets diagnostic tests relative to patient's age-specific needs
  • Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities
  • Implement interventions to support goals to regain or maintain physiologic stability; monitor the effectiveness of interventions
  • Facilitate the patient's transition within and between health care settings in collaboration with the primary care physician and other treating physicians
  • Completely and accurately document and code for patient conditions
  • Provide patients and family members with counseling and education regarding health maintenance, disease prevention, condition trajectory, diagnosis, treatment, and need for follow up as appropriate during each patient visit
  • Verify and document that the patient understands diagnosis, treatment and follow up recommendations
  • Facilitate understanding of patient/POA goals of care to support development of a comprehensive plan of care
  • Actively participate in organizational quality initiatives
  • Participate in peer support and mentoring activities
  • Participate in collaborative multidisciplinary team meetings to optimize clinical integration, efficiency, and effectiveness of service delivery
  • Maintain credentials essential for practice, to include licensure, certification and CME
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, core values and goals of UnitedHealthcare and its healthcare delivery including the ability to integrate values of compassion, integrity, performance, innovation and relationships in the care provided to our membersYou'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:
    • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
    • Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensure OR -the ability to obtain
    • Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) OR -the ability to obtain
    • Active, unrestricted nursing license in good standing in Arizona
    • Travel 100% of the time
    • 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 compliancePreferred Requirements: -
      • 2+ years experience in practice as a Nurse Practitioner
      • Effective time management and communication skills
      • Experience in meeting the medical needs of patients with complex behavioral, social and/or functional needs
      • Advanced knowledge of and experience with symptom management
      • Ability to work with diverse care teams in a variety of settings
      • Experience working with patients in non-clinical settings
      • Experienced computer skills, including Electronic Medical RecordTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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: - Nurse Practitioner, West Valley, East Valleyn Glendale, Surprise, Mesa, -Gilbert, AZ, Arizona

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