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Nurse Practitioner, NP / PA-C - Primary Care OptumCare Arizona - Phoenix, AZ - $10K Sign On Bonus

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Nurse Practitioner, NP / PA-C - Primary Care OptumCare Arizona - Phoenix, AZ - $10K Sign On Bonus(Job Number:731265)

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.
OptumCare Arizona, now part of OptumCare has an opening for a Nurse Practitioner / PA-C to join our growing team in Phoenix, Arizona.  Our patient centered-medical home practice provides care that is proactive, preventive, acute, chronic, long term and even end-of-life replacing standard care that was less coordinated and episodic.
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)
The Nurse Practitioner-Certified (NP-C) / PA-C serves as an additional patient care provider, augmenting the services and extending the availability of patient care provided by the practice’s health care team.  The NP-C / PA-C will exercise his or her patient care and medical decision-making autonomy within established clinical parameters mutually agreed to and set forth upon hire, and will provide a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services as defined within those clinical parameters.  The expected patient population encountered by the NP-C / PA-C will range from the accepted age for young patients to geriatric patients.  The Nurse Practitioner / PA-C functions as an integral part of the clinical team lending support to other staff as needed.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Obtains patient histories and performs physical examinations
  • Orders and / or performs and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic procedures/tests
  • Performs minor surgical procedures
  • Formulates working diagnoses for patients
  • Develops and implements treatment plans
  • Monitors therapeutic efficacy of treatment plans
  • Documents in the patient medical record all pertinent clinical findings in standard SOAP format and in accordance with accepted evaluation and management (E&M) documentation guidelines
  • Provides patient counseling, education and coordination of care as necessary
  • Makes appropriate patient referrals to practice physicians and other health care providers
  • Lends assistance to practice clinical assistants (certified medical assistants, LPN’s) as needed
  • Lends assistance to and provides solutions for appointment scheduling personnel for patient triage problems as requested
  • Performs other clinical duties as directed by collaborating physician(s), including but not limited to hospital and nursing home rounds (as sanctioned by the state board of nursing and the hospitals / nursing homes involved)
  • Shares in taking weeknight, weekend and holiday call with other professionals in the practice

Job Advanced Practice Clinicians
Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix
Other Location 
Organization OptumCare - AZ
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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