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House Calls Nurse Practitioner - Per Diem - Sullivan, Washington, Carter, Johnson, Hamblen, Cocke, Green Counties

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Company: UnitedHealth Group

Location: Kingsport, TN

Date Posted: June 28, 2014

Source: UnitedHealth Group

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.

This is your opportunity to join a group of professionals and clinicians who are working to improve health care for people over 50. Every day, we're collaborating to improve the health and wellbeing of the fastest growing segment of our nation's population. And we're doing it with an intense amount of dedication.
Here, you will discover a culture that grows through challenge, that evolves by being flexible, that succeeds by staying true to our mission to make health care work effectively and efficiently for seniors. Put your best to work for us, and discover ...

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.

This is your opportunity to join a group of professionals and clinicians who are working to improve health care for people over 50. Every day, we're collaborating to improve the health and wellbeing of the fastest growing segment of our nation's population. And we're doing it with an intense amount of dedication.
Here, you will discover a culture that grows through challenge, that evolves by being flexible, that succeeds by staying true to our mission to make health care work effectively and efficiently for seniors. Put your best to work for us, and discover extraordinary opportunities for growth.

House Calls Nurse Practitioners conduct in-home health assessments on enrolled Medicare Advantage members within a geographic area of responsibility. While the average visit is 45-60 minutes, the nature of the House Calls visit can vary and could include performing an annual health assessment, a post discharge visit, or visiting more complex members more than once per year.

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Responsibilities:

Conduct in-home assessments on health plan members. House Calls Assessment includes:

. Past medical history
. Review of systems
. Physical examination
. Medication review
. Depression screening
. Responsible for checking vitals, conducting a physical exam that includes monofilament test, urine dipstick, and foot exam (as appropriate).
. Identify diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management in the furtherance of treatment.
. Formulate a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge and judgment and the findings of your assessment.
. Communicate findings in your assessment that will be used to inform the PCP of potential gaps in care.
. Educate members on topics such as disease process, medication, and compliance.
. Comply with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information (PHI).

Requirements

Requirements:

. NP (license and national certification, or the ability to obtain national certification and/or NP license in state of assignment)
. Minimum of one year clinical experience in their highest level of education, clinical setting preferred.
. Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and current auto insurance.
. Family Practice, Acute Care, Gerontology, Adult certification or ability to obtain.
. Prescriptive Authority in the state of assignment

. Ability to spend at least 1hour with a member in their home, which may be in understaffed/remote areas, in the presence of pets, or members/family members that are tobacco users.
. Ability to lift 30 pound bag in and out of car and up and down steps.
. Ability to navigate stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions and configurations.

. Ability to sit, stand and kneel as needed to perform physical assessment.

Preferred:

. Experience in gerontology, cardiology, internal medicine, or endocrinology a plus
. Home care or home visit experience
. Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills
. Professional image and behavior
. Strong 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 reliable

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 committed to quality performance in their roles.

What happens when you join our expanding, Fortune 17 organization? You will share our mission to improve the health of others and help heal the health care system. You'll work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.

If you want more meaning in your career - as a clinician or a business professional – take this opportunity and apply. It's the first step in a new career that will enable you to do your life's best work.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Job Keywords: Job, Nurse Practitioner, NP, CIPP, House Calls, Home Health, Home Assessment, Geriatric, TN, Tennessee, Kingsport, Knoxville, Maryville, Morristown, Johnson City)

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