Nurse Practitioner Optum at Home - Washington, DC - #9805322

UnitedHealth Group


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Germantown, MD
Contract type: Full time

$40,000 Student Loan Repayment Or $20,000 Sign-on Bonus For Individuals Who Have Not Previously Participated In This Program

Optum Home & Community Care, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is creating something new in health care. We are uniting industry-leading solutions to build an integrated care model that holistically addresses an individual’s physical, mental and social needs – helping patients access and navigate care anytime and anywhere.

As a team member of our Optum At Home product, together with an interdisciplinary care team we help patients navigate the health care system, and connect them to key support services. This preventive care can help patients stay well at home.

We’re connecting care to create a seamless health journey for patients across care settings. 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 Optum at Home (OAH) Dual Special Needs Plan 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 APC within OAH provides care to our highest-risk health plan beneficiaries and is part of an interdisciplinary team.

In this role you will have the ability to achieve work life balance. Flexible scheduling offered where providers can flex their time over the 7-day work week. No on-call, no weekends, and no holidays required. 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, in-home 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:

  • Graduate of an accredited Master of Science Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice program
  • Active and unrestricted license in the state which you reside, or ability to obtain by start date
  • Active Nurse Practitioner certification through a national board:
    • 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
  • Current, active DEA licensure/prescriptive authority or ability to obtain post-hire, per state regulations (unless prohibited in state of practice)
  • Ability to gain a collaborative practice agreement, if applicable in your state
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of clinical experience in practice (community or long-term care setting preferred)
  • Experience in meeting the medical needs of patients with complex behavioral, social and/or functional needs
  • Experience working with patients in non-clinical settings
  • Ability to travel 75% of time for field-based regional travel
  • 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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