Per Diem Nurse Practitioner/Phys Asst - Long Term Care - Rock Island, IL - #9805270

UnitedHealth Group


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Eldridge, IA
Contract type: Full time

$3,500 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates!!

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

We're fast becoming the nation's largest employer of Nurse Practitioners; offering a superior professional environment and 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.

The Senior Community Care (SCC) program is a longitudinal, integrated care delivery program that coordinates the delivery and provision of clinical care of members in a facility setting. The APC within SCC provides care to our highest-risk health plan members and is part of an interdisciplinary team.

This is a field position where you will choose the hours that you work, any day of the week between 8:00am-8:00pm - at least 24 hours a month.

This is covering Assisted Living facilities in the Rock Island, IL area.

Optum is transforming care delivery with innovative and personal care. As one of the largest employers of APCs, Optum offers unparalleled career development opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments
  • Manage members through an acute medical situation or an exacerbation of a chronic condition, including testing, diagnostics, interventions
  • Manage members during a short term sub-acute rehabilitation episode
  • Ensure accurate and complete documentation, including ICD 10 conditions
  • Communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary care team
  • Conduct advanced illness and advanced care planning conversations
  • Provide patients and caregivers with counseling and education

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active and unrestricted license in the state which you reside, or ability to obtain by start date
  • Education:
    • NP: Graduate of an accredited Master of Science Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice program
    • PA: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant degree program
  • Active Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant certification through a national board:
  • NP: Board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or the American Nurses Credentialing Center, with certification in one of the following:
    • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult Nurse Practitioner
    • Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • PA: Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • One year of clinical experience in practice
  • Current, active DEA licensure/prescriptive authority or ability to obtain post-hire, per state regulations (unless prohibited in state of practice).
  • Ability to complete physical requirements of the job including lifting a 30-pound bag in and out of the car, navigating stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions, and sit, stand, and kneel to perform physical assessment
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Availability to work 24 hours per month, with expectations that 16 of the 24 hours/month could be during off-hours (after 5 pm, on weekends, and/or holidays) not to exceed 960 hours in a calendar year
  • Ability to gain a collaborative practice agreement, if applicable in your state

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical experience in long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living, acute care, ER or Urgent care is preferred
  • Experience in meeting the medical needs of patients with complex behavioral, social and/or functional needs
  • Understanding of Geriatrics and Chronic Illness
  • Understanding of Advanced Illness and end of life discussions
  • Proficient computer skills including the ability to document medical information with written and electronic medical records

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.

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