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Nurse Practitioner - Per Diem - Community Care - Phoenix, AZ - $2500 Sign On for External Candidates

UnitedHealth Group

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736438 Nurse Practitioner Per Diem Community Care Phoenix AZ 2500 Sign On for External Candidates

Nurse Practitioner - Per Diem - Community Care - Phoenix, AZ - $2500 Sign On for External Candidates (736438)

Position Description

Looking for availability of 3 weekdays/week!


At Optum, we share what might be seen as a surprisingly simple goal: making the health system work better for everyone. We look for people who relentlessly push themselves to go farther. For these high performers, a position on a team at Optum, a business of UnitedHealth Group, is a natural fit. We offer more than the talent, resources and can-do culture -- we offer a place to improve the lives of others while doing your life's best work.(sm) Optum is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.

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)
The Community Care Nurse Practitioner is responsible, as part of the patient care team, for the overall patient care management process.  An advocate for the patients, the Nurse Practitioner will oversee and coordinate total care for the patients assigned in collaboration with the physician of record and patient care team. The Nurse Practitioner provides direct patient care in assisted living and in-home settings. The Nurse Practitioner will communicate and manage the patients' care across all care providers, family, and caregivers. The Nurse Practitioner will ensure that timely, patient-centered, appropriate evidence-based medicine is provided. The Nurse Practitioner will also conduct in-home, comprehensive one-time assessments for assigned members.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for the total care of the assigned patient population in collaboration with the Patient Care Team (PCT) and / or Clinical Services Manager and community based physicians / providers
  • Reviews the work of others including unlicensed caregivers, home health providers, and case managers as it related to patient care; develops innovative approaches to managing chronic and acute health care needs of patients, sought out as an expert in managing acute and chronic conditions, serves as a leader / mentor
  • Anticipates patient needs and proactively develops solutions to meet medical and social health needs, serves as a key resource on complex and/or critical health care issues, provides explanations and information related to health conditions and care needs
  • This position is accountable for identifying and developing innovative actions to meet the needs of  patients from both the health care and psychosocial / socioeconomic dimensions of care; as well as taking action for provision of services to meet the patient needs
  • The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible as part of the PCT for patient assessments, risk management plan development, maintenance care, acute interventions within scope, ordering procedures when needed such as IV access and wound care (not all inclusive), documentation and patient education
  • The Nurse Practitioner will share in the responsibilities and care of patients located in understaffed and rural / remote areas of the network and adjacent network(s) as determined through team planning
  • The Nurse Practitioner will ensure that all pertinent and active medical conditions are documented in the medical record in a manner compliant with CMS, Optum and client requirements as well as diagnostic coding
  • There is an after-hours on call team service, however the Nurse Practitioner may be required to do after hours visits based on patient need or acuity
Required Qualifications:
  • Active un-encumbered license to practice nursing in the state where the position is located or ability to obtain  
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within Tucson
  • Nurse Practitioner Certification from either the ANCC or AANP or ability to obtain prior to employment or ability to obtain
  • Master's Degree as a Nurse Practitioner
  • DEA license or eligibility
  • Experience working with Geriatric patients
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with elderly and chronically ill patients and families
  • Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and Health Plan benefit structures beneficial
  • Comfortable working independently in a home-visit setting
  • Willingness to perform procedures for self and other provider's patients
  • Basic knowledge of computers and cell phones
  • Familiarity with ICD-10 and CPT-4 coding
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Geriatric, Adult Medicine or Family Medicine specialty
  • Minimum of 1 year Nurse Practitioner experience strongly preferred; will take nursing career experience under consideration for new grads
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual

UnitedHealth 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: nurse practitioner, advance practice, nurse practitioner, home health, home visits, geriatric, complex care, Phoenix, AZ, Arizona

Job Details

  • Contest Number736438
  • Job TitleNurse Practitioner - Per Diem - Community Care - Phoenix, AZ - $2500 Sign On for External Candidates
  • Job FamilyHealthcare Delivery
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Phoenix, AZ
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusTemporary
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 100 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusNon-exempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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