Full Time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Wausau, WI (16401133)
**$20,000 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates**
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The Optum at Home (OAH) Dual Special Needs Plan (DSNP) program is a longitudinal, integrated care delivery program that coordinates the delivery and provision of clinical care of patients (beneficiaries) in their place of residence. The OAH program combines Optum trained clinicians providing intensive interventions customized to the needs of each individual, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Care Team, comprised of the Optum at Home team of clinicians as well as community-based health care professionals (e.g., PCP, specialists, behavioral health, pharmacy, and other providers). Optum providers serve people in their own homes through annual evaluations, longitudinal visits for higher risk beneficiaries, and care coordination during transitions from the hospital or nursing home and ongoing care management.
Nurse practitioners (NP) or Physician Assistants (PA) function in the role of the Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) within the Optum at Home, providing care to our highest-risk health plan beneficiaries. The APC is part of an interdisciplinary team that includes a Case Manager (RN and/or BHA), Care Navigator, Optum Pharmacy, and other supporting team members. APCs support all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments, and consultations. APCs provide general and preventative care, interventional care, point of care testing, patient/caretaker education, and medication prescribing during in-home, telephonic, and virtual visits with the interdisciplinary team.
The APC is a licensed practitioner who works under a collaborative agreement (protocol) with a supervising physician (If applicable by State). The 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 APC is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the Optum at Home beneficiaries 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.
- Perform comprehensive age-appropriate assessments for complex and chronically ill patients with the frequency established in the model of care
- Effectively manage medical and behavioral conditions, acute and chronic, in collaboration with the member’s team of care providers (e.g., PCP, specialists)
- Ensure accurate and complete ICD 10 condition documentation with supportive evidence of diagnosis Provide acute, follow-up, and post-hospitalization evaluation to engage resources and strategies to address medical, functional, and social barriers to care
- Develop a collaborative relationship with the team of health care providers, while acting as an advocate for the patient’s goals of care
- 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; monitoring 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
- Provide patients and caregivers with counseling and education regarding health maintenance, disease prevention, condition trajectory, diagnosis, treatment, and need for follow up as appropriate during each patient visit
- Conduct advanced illness and advanced care planning conversations to identify and prioritize the patient’s goals of care for treatment plan development
- Verify and document that the patient understands diagnosis, treatment and follow up recommendations
- Actively participate in organizational quality initiatives, 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 members
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.
- Active and unrestricted license in the state which you reside
- Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant through a national board
- For NPs: Graduate of an accredited master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) program or doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program and board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AG AC NP), Adult/Family or Gerontology Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), with preferred certification as ANP, FNP, or GNP
- For PAs: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant degree program and currently board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
- Current active DEA licensure/prescriptive authority or ability to obtain post-hire, per state regulations (unless prohibited in state of practice)
- Solid computer skills, including electronic medical records experience
- Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
- Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
- 2+ years in practice (community or long-term care setting)
- Experience in meeting the medical needs of patients with complex behavioral, social and/or functional needs
- Experience with working with patients in non-clinical settings
- Demonstrated advanced knowledge of and experience with symptom management
- Demonstrated understanding of advanced illness and end of life discussions
- Proven awareness of health literacy and health equity in patient care settings
- Ability to work with diverse care teams in a variety of settings
- Demonstrated effective time management and communication skills
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment
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