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Nurse Practitioner Optum at Home Fulton County GA

UnitedHealth Group

This is a Full-time position in Mableton, GA posted December 16, 2020.

Nurse practitioners in the Optum at Home provide care to our OAH members as part of a team that includes a Case Manager (RN and/or BHA), Care Navigator and other supporting team members.

They support all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments and consultations.

They provide general and preventative care, interventional care, order lab tests, educate patients and their caretakers and prescribe medication.

They deliver role patient care through in-home visits, telephonic outreach and consultations, and interdisciplinary team activities.The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed practitioner who works under a collaborative agreement (protocol) with a supervising physician.

The nurse protocol is a written document in which the physician gives the NP authority to perform medical acts and agrees to be available for immediate consultation if necessary.

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the Optum at Home patients in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care.

This includes (but is not limited to) assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care, implementation of treatment plan, ongoing evaluation of patient status and response to the plan of care, and ordering drugs, treatments and diagnostic studies.

Clinical management is conducted in collaboration with other care team members.Primary Responsibilities:* Perform age-appropriate history and physical for complex and chronically ill patients with the frequency established in the model of care* Complete initial, acute, follow-up and post-hospital visits to address gaps in care* Provide acute, follow-up and post-acute stabilization evaluation to engage resources and strategies to address medical, functional, and social barriers to care* Work closely with mental health clinicians to help bridge the gap between mental and physical health* Consult with the patient’s PCP, specialists, or other health care professionals as appropriate* Assess patient needs for specialty referrals and make appropriate referrals* Order and interprets diagnostic tests relative to patient’s age-specific needs* Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities* Implement interventions to support goals to regain or maintain physiologic stability; monitor the effectiveness of interventions* Facilitate the patient’s transition within and between health care settings in collaboration with the primary care physician and other treating physicians* Completely and accurately document and code for patient conditions* Provide patients and family members with counseling and education regarding health maintenance, disease prevention, condition trajectory, diagnosis, treatment, and need for follow up as appropriate during each patient visit.* Verify and document that the patient understands diagnosis, treatment and follow up recommendations* Facilitate understanding of patient/POA goals of care to support development of a comprehensive plan of care* Actively participate in organizational quality initiatives* Participate in peer support and mentoring activities* Participate in collaborative multidisciplinary team meetings to optimize clinical integration, efficiency, and effectiveness of service delivery* Maintain credentials essential for practice, to include licensure, certification and CME* Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, core values and goals of UnitedHealthcare and its healthcare delivery including the ability to integrate values of compassion, integrity, performance, innovation and relationships in the care provided to our membersYou’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:* Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program* Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensure* Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).* Unrestricted nursing license in good standing in Georgia* 2+ years in practice* Experience in meeting the medical needs of patients with complex behavioral, social and/or functional needs* Advanced knowledge of and experience with symptom management* Ability to work with diverse care teams in a variety of settings* Experience working with patients in non-clinical settings* Effective time management and communication skills* Strong computer skills, including Electronic Medical Record* Travel 75% of the time* 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.Careers with Optum.

Here’s the idea.

We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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)PLEASE NOTE The Sign On Bonus is onlyavailable to external candidates.Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group,UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diembasis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a Sign On Bonus.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, Georgia, Atlanta, GA

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