Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Home Based Care - Green Bay, Oshkosh, Appleton, WI - 2212014
$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 Landmark product, we help bring home-based medical care to complex, chronic patients. This life-changing work helps give older adults more days 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.
Works as a provider member within the HBMC interdisciplinary team in the direct delivery of home-based medical care of a population within an assigned geography. Dedicated to improving the health and well- being of patients, this position collaborates with the PCP, HBMC interdisciplinary teammates and consultants, and as needed, the health plan Medical Director and other health professionals, to develop and carry out patients’ goals of care in all phases of the patient journey.
This is a Monday-Friday, days position with some rotating on call responsibilities. In this position you will be traveling to the home setting throughout Green Bay, Oshkosh and Appleton, WI.
- Conduct in-home assessments on health plan members, including past medical history, review of symptoms, physical examination, medication review and depression screening
- Practices in accordance with the respective state laws and regulations governing the practice of advanced practice nursing or physician assistants
- Establishes and maintains effective relationships with patients, care givers, and/or their legal representatives, IDT members, PCPs, other collaborating physicians/providers, and facility staff when applicable
- Performs an initial comprehensive assessment on all newly enrolled patients and provides ongoing care thereafter. Develops a patient management care plan upon enrollment and updates it as needed when changes in condition warrant or following hospitalization. Meets with patients and/or their legal representatives to review newly developed or modified care plans; involves the PCP or supervising physician in these meetings, when applicable.
- Completes follow-up and post-discharge assessments according to documented standard operating procedure
- Prescribes appropriate diagnostics and interventions to avoid unnecessary acute admissions
- Comfortable with basic procedures of nursing care, including IV placement, blood draws, injections, foley catheters, nasal packing, wound care, etc. New hire and annual skills check/training provided
- Consults with hospital, emergency or post-acute clinical team following notification of patient transfer
- Educates patients and/or their legal representatives in disease processes affecting patients and ways to manage them effectively, as well as to promote wellness
- Provides counsel, support and education to staff as appropriate
- Actively participates in ongoing meetings pertaining to patient care and clinical excellence
- Implements HEDIS measure campaigns and other quality initiatives to ensure the highest standards of care and to promote the improvement of care management and delivery
- On-call for caseload during business hours. Participation in clinical after hours on-call program on rotational basis
- Keeps current on relevant medical and nursing research, technology, and related issues by attending continuing education courses, professional meetings and journal reviews
- Perform related duties as necessary and other duties as assigned
Since this position involves in-home visits, the ability to work autonomously and travel in your local area will be required. You should also be comfortable working with geriatric patients who have a variety of health complications.
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, unencumbered license to practice nursing in the assigned state
- Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant through a national board
- For NP’s: 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, GNP
- For PA’s: Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant degree program and currently board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
- Proven ability to obtain DEA licensure/prescriptive authority post-hire in states where applicable
- Proven ability to spend at least 1 hour with a member in their home, which may be in understaffed or remote areas, in the presence of pets or individuals who are tobacco users
- Proven ability to lift a 30 pound bag in and out of car and to navigate stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions and configurations
- Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
- Experience in Gerontology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine or Endocrinology
- 1+ years of hands-on post grad experience with long-term care, short-stay transitional setting care, and/or assisted living
- Home care or home visit experience
- Understanding of Advance Illness and end of life discussions
- Proven excellent administrative and organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate with seniors and their families
- Proven computer literate and able to navigate the internet
**PLEASE NOTE** Employees must be in an active regular status. Employees must remain in role for a minimum of 12 months from the date of hire /rehire/transfer. If an employee leaves Home and Community, the student loan repayments will cease. The employee must remain in an Advanced Practice Clinician or Physician role within Home and Community for 36 months to receive the full benefit of the student loan repayments.
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