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Nurse Practitioner / CNS / Physician Assistant, House Calls - $10K SIGN ON - Statewide Traveler, NM more...
Location:Albuquerque, NM
Company:OptumCare
First posted:May 23, 2017 (last updated 1 week 4 days ago)
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Were fast becoming the nations largest employer of Nurse Practitioners; offering a superior professional environment and incredible opportunities to make a difference in the lives of patients. This growth is not only a testament to our models success but the efforts, care, and commitment of our Nurse Practitioners.

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. This is your opportunity to join a group of professionals and clinicians who are working to improve health care for people over 50.

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)

In this role, you will conduct in-home health assessments on enrolled Medicare Advantage members, Community and State and several other plans. The State-Wide Nurse Practitioner county assignments will be defined based on current business needs.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN-HOME ASSESSMENTS

Travel up to 100%
Conduct in-home assessments on health plan members.
Identify diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management.
Formulate a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge, judgment and current findings.
Communicate gaps in care to members PCP.
Identify referral needs.
Identify urgent and emergent situations for proper intervention.
Educate members on topics related to health conditions and promotion.
Compliance with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information (PHI).

Required Qualifications:

Ability to speak Spanish fluently.
Active un-encumbered license to practice nursing in the assigned state
Minimum of one year clinical experience in highest level of education OR 3+ years experience as a Registered Nurse
If a Nurse Practitioner, national certification from either the ANCC/AANP as Adult, Geriatric, Family or Acute Care NP
If a Physician Assistant, national certification through NCCPA
If a Clinical Nurse Specialist, national certification from ANCC as an Adult CNS, Gerontology CNS or Home Health CNS.
Must be able to travel by public transportation (eg.Trains, Airplanes, Subways, Ferry, etc.)
Must have the ability to travel to members visit location
Must be able to travel to assigned locations
Proficient with electronic medical records and the internet
Ability to obtain DEA licensure / Prescriptive Authority post - hire in states where applicable
Ability to spend at least 1 hour with a member in their home, which may be in understaffed or remote areas, in the presence of pets, or members / family members that are tobacco users
Ability to lift 30 pound bag in and out of car and up and down steps
Ability to navigate stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions and configurations
Ability to sit, stand and kneel as needed to perform physical assessment
Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to read Spanish fluently.
Experience in gerontology, cardiology, internal medicine, or endocrinology
Home care or home visit experience
Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills
Follow established dress code
Effective communication skills with seniors
Computer literate and able navigate the Internet
Ability to work independently
Detail oriented
Dependable and reliable
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 worlds 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 lifes 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, NP, Long term care, geriatric, home health, primary care, acute rehab, rehabilitation, gerontology, cardiology, internal medicine, endocrinology, New Mexico

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