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Nurse Practitioner, Per Diem, Community Care $2500.00 Sign on Bonus - Phoenix, AZ more...
Location:Phoenix, AZ
First posted:February 28, 2017 (last updated 3 weeks 6 days ago)

Enjoy a flexible schedule!
Serving millions of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Optum is the nation's largest health and wellness business and a vibrant, growing member of the UnitedHealth Group family. We're also the career home for Nurse Practitioners who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day.

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)
Listen to our Optum NPs describe their work: NP Careers Overview Video

The Community Care Nurse Practitioner is responsible, as part of the patient care team, for the overall patient care management process. An advocate for the patients, the Nurse Practitioner will oversee and coordinate total care for the patients assigned in collaboration with the physician of record and patient care team. The Nurse Practitioner provides direct patient care in assisted living and in-home settings. The Nurse Practitioner will communicate and manage the patients' care across all care providers, family, and caregivers. The Nurse Practitioner will ensure that timely, patient-centered, appropriate evidence-based medicine is provided. The Nurse Practitioner will also conduct in-home, comprehensive one-time assessments for assigned members.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for the total care of the assigned patient population in collaboration with the Patient Care Team (PCT), and/or Clinical Services Manager and community based physicians/providers
Reviews the work of others including unlicensed caregivers, home health providers, and case managers as it related to patient care; develops innovative approaches to managing chronic and acute health care needs of patients, sought out as an expert in managing acute and chronic conditions, serves as a leader/ mentor
Anticipates patient needs and proactively develops solutions to meet medical and social health needs, serves as a key resource on complex and/or critical health care issues, provides explanations and information related to health conditions and care needs
This position is accountable for identifying and developing innovative actions to meet the needs of patients from both the health care and psychosocial / socioeconomic dimensions of care; as well as taking action for provision of services to meet the patient needs
The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible as part of the PCT for patient assessments, risk management plan development, maintenance care, acute interventions within scope, ordering procedures when needed such as IV access and wound care (not all inclusive), documentation and patient education
The Nurse Practitioner will share in the responsibilities and care of patients located in understaffed and rural/remote areas of the network and adjacent network(s) as determined through team planning
The Nurse Practitioner will ensure that all pertinent and active medical conditions are documented in the medical record in a manner compliant with CMS, Optum and client requirements as well as diagnostic coding
There is an after-hours on call team service, however the Nurse Practitioner may be required to do after hours visits based on patient need or acuity

Required Qualifications:

Active un-encumbered license to practice nursing in the state where the position is located or ability to obtain
Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
Nurse Practitioner Certification from either the ANCC or AANP or ability to obtain prior to employment or ability to obtain
DEA license or eligibility required
Geriatric, Adult Medicine or Family Medicine specialty preferred
Minimum of 1 year Nurse Practitioner experience strongly preferred, but will take nursing career experience under consideration for new grads
Experience working with Geriatric patients
Must be able to effectively communicate with elderly and chronically ill patients and families
Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and Health Plan benefit structures beneficial
Comfortable working independently in a home-visit setting
Willingness to perform procedures for self and other provider's patients
Basic knowledge of computers and cell phones
Familiarity with ICD-10 and CPT-4 coding
Bi-lingual or multi-lingual a plus
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

Optum Complex Care is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system

Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their health care needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation &Performance.

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.

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