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Full Time Nurse Practitioner HouseCalls Jefferson and St Lawrence Counties NY

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Jefferson
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Sign On Bonus for External Candidates and Eligible Employees

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.

HouseCalls Nurse Practitioners conduct in-home health assessments on enrolled Medicare Advantage members. A HouseCalls Nurse Practitioner will complete visits on members within a geographic area of responsibility. The nature of the HouseCalls 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. Positions are available for full time (35 hours and above), part time and per diem.

Primary Responsibilities:

Conduct in-home assessments on health plan members. Average visit is 45-60 minutes in length. Assessment is performed and completed electronically. HouseCalls Assessment includes:

Past medical history

Review of systems

Physical examination

Medication review

Depression screening

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 members PCP of potential gaps in care

Identify needs and opportunities to generate clinical referrals appropriately

Identify urgent and emergent situations and intervene appropriately

Educate members on topics such as disease process, medication, and compliance

Compliance with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information (PHI)

You'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:

NP license and national certification (ANCC or AANP, or the ability to obtain national certification and/or NP license in state of assignment) active, unencumbered licensure free any open/unresolved disciplinary actions including probation or restrictions against privilege to practice. May be requested to obtain additional licensure supported by business

Family, Geriatrics, or Adult certification

You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role

Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

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 compliance.

Preferred Qualifications:

1+ years of clinical experience in their highest level of education, clinical setting

Experience in gerontology, cardiology, internal medicine, or endocrinology

Home Health care or home visit experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills

Professional image and behavior

Solid communication skills with the geriatric or Medicare population

Proficient with electronic medical records, the internet and access to a personal computer

Ability to work independently

Detail oriented

Dependable and reliable

Ability to lift 30-pound bag in and out of car and up and down steps, as needed

Ability to obtain reliable transportation in order to complete home visit assessments

Ability to navigate public transportation, if required

Ability to navigate stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions and configurations

Ability to sit, stand and kneel, as needed, to perform physical assessment

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status

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, Family, Geriatrics, Adult, Optum HouseCalls, Jefferson, Saint Lawrence, NY, New York

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Albany , Full Time Nurse Practitioner HouseCalls Jefferson and St Lawrence Counties NY, Healthcare , Jefferson, New York

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