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)In this role, you will conduct assessments or provide primary care to patients in their homes or long term care settings. You will coordinate with their physician and facility staff to deliver high quality care. This is a flexible, autonomous role that creates enormous satisfaction for the Nurse Practitioner as you impact the care and comfort of our aging population. All the while, you'll be building meaningful relationships with the patients, their families, and the health care providers who are responsible for their care. Primary Responsibilities: Provide preventative, primary care, or assessments for patients in their homes or in assigned long term care facilitiesWork with primary care physicians to provide the best care possibleCollaborate with the nursing staff and the patients' familiesConduct assessments on health plan membersReview patient's past medical history and formulate a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge and judgment and the findings of your assessmentReview current symptoms and identify diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management of treatmentPhysical examination, medication review, and depression screeningCheck vitals, conduct a physical exam that includes monofilament test, urine dipstick, and foot exam (as appropriate)Communicate findings in your assessment that will be used to inform the PCP of potential gaps in careEducate members on topics such as disease process, medication, and complianceComply with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information (PHI)
Required Qualifications: Current, unrestricted NP license in the state of assignment or the ability to obtainAbility to obtain DEA licensure/Prescriptive Authority post-hire in states where applicableNurse Practitioner national certification as ANP, FNP, or GNP required or the ability to obtainA clinical background in adult, family or geriatric specialtiesPast experience working in a nursing home or with seniors in other settingsComputer literate and able navigate the internet Ability to speak Spanish Fluently Preferred Qualifications:Experience in gerontology, cardiology, internal medicine, or endocrinology Home care or home visit experience Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills Ability to follow established dress code Effective communication skills with the geriatric or Medicare population Ability to navigate on the internet and work with personal computer Ability to work independently Detail oriented Dependable and reliableUnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow. Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams. 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: homecare, DEA, NP, Nurse Practitioner, nursing home, home visits, geriatrics, Texas, TX, Lubbock, Brownfield, Slaton, Crosbyton .
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.