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Nurse Practitioner, House Calls - Per Assessment - $2,500K SIGN ON - Maverick County, TX more...
Location:Eagle Pass, TX
Company:OptumCare
First posted:May 11, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)
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We're fast becoming the nation's 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 model's 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 within a geographic area of responsibility. While the average visit is 45-60 minutes, the nature of the House Calls visit can vary and could include performing an annual health assessment, a post discharge visit, or visiting more complex members more than once per year.

Primary Responsibilities:

Conduct in-home assessments on health plan members. The House Calls Assessment includes:
Past medical history
Review of symptoms
Physical examination
Medication review
Depression screening
Responsible for checking vitals, conducting a physical exam that includes monofilament test, urine dipstick, and foot exam (as appropriate)
Identify diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management in the furtherance of treatment
Formulate a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge and judgment and the findings of your assessment
Communicate findings in your assessment that will be used to inform the PCP of potential gaps in care
Educate members on topics such as disease process, medication, and compliance
Comply 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
Nurse Practitioner Certification from either the ANCC/AANP as Adult, Geriatric, Family or Acute Care NP
Minimum of one year clinical experience in highest level of education OR 3+ years ofexperience as a Registered Nurse
Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
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 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, NP, Long term care, geriatric, home health, primary care, acute rehab, rehabilitation, gerontology, cardiology, internal medicine, endocrinology, Eagle Pass, Texas, TX

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