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 of businesses. You have found the best place to advance your advanced practice nursing career. We are one of the nation’s largest employers of Nurse Practitioners, offering incredible opportunities to make a difference in the lives of patients. This growth is not only a testament to our model’s success but the efforts, care and commitment of our Nurse Practitioners.
In this role, you will provide primary care to patients in long term care settings; coordinate with their PCP and facility staff to deliver high quality care on - site. This is a flexible, autonomous role that creates enormous satisfaction for the NP as you impact the care and comfort of our aging population. All the while, you’ll be building meaningful relationships with the residents and their families and the health care providers who are responsible for their care.
Provide preventative or primary care in assigned long term care facilities
Work with primary care physicians to provide the best care possible
Collaborate with the nursing staff and the patients' families
Work with the facility's utilization review process
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This position works a fixed schedule and requires the ability to manage a case load of patients with varying degrees of illness. Extensive documentation / EMR work is also involved.
Current, unrestricted NP or PA license in the state of NY or the ability to obtain
For NPs: Graduate of an accredited Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) program and Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) with preferred certification as ANP, FNP, or GNP
For PAs: Physician Assistant, active, unrestricted license in the state which you reside and currently board - certified by an appropriate midlevel practitioner certifying agency
Ability to obtain DEA licensure / Prescriptive Authority post - hire in states where applicable
A clinical background in adult, family or geriatric specialties
Experience working in a nursing home or with seniors in other settings
Intermediate level of PC - proficiency with programs like Microsoft Word and Outlook
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) If you want more meaning in your career, take this opportunity and apply.