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Nurse Practitioner, Home Visits - Washington, DC

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. 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. Do you have compassion and a passion to help others?  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)  Join our team and find the autonomy, flexibility and fulfillment you seek in your career.   The Home-Visit Nurse Practitioner is responsible, as part of the patient care team, for the overall patient care management process.  An advocate for the patients, the Nurse Practitioner will oversee and coordinate total care for the patients assigned in collaboration with the physician of record and patient care team. The Nurse Practitioner will communicate and manage the patients' care across all care providers, family, and caregivers. The Nurse Practitioner will ensure that timely, patient-centered, appropriate evidence-based medicine is provided.  The Nurse Practitioner will also conduct in-home, comprehensive assessments for assigned members.  Get better informed to determine your fit into this position. Click here to view the Realistic Job Preview:  Home_Visit_NP_RJP      Primary Responsibilities: The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for the total care of the assigned patient population in collaboration with the Patient Care Team (PCT), and/or Clinical Services Manager and community based physicians/providers This position is accountable for identifying and developing innovative actions to meet the needs of  patients from both the health care and psychosocial / socioeconomic dimensions of care; as well as taking action for provision of services to meet the patient needs The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible as part of the PCT for patient assessments, risk management plan development, maintenance care, acute interventions within scope,  and wound care (not all inclusive), documentation and patient education The Nurse Practitioner will ensure that all pertinent and active medical conditions are documented in the medical record in a manner compliant with CMS, Optum and client requirements as well as diagnostic coding There is an after-hours on call team serviceRequired Qualifications: Active un-encumbered license to practice nursing in the state where the position is located Nurse Practitioner Certification from either the ANCC or AANP DEA license or eligibility Must be able to effectively communicate with elderly and chronically ill patients and families Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and Health Plan benefit structures beneficial Comfortable working independently in a home-visit setting Willingness to perform procedures for self and other provider's patients Familiarity with ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding Preferred Qualifications: 1+ year Nurse Practitioner experience,but will take nursing career experience under consideration for new grads Geriatric, Adult Medicine or Family Medicine specialty Bi-lingual or multi-lingual a plus Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task Basic knowledge of computers and cell phones Optum Complex Care is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.   If you want more meaning in your career - as a clinician or a business professional - think of Optum as your calling.   By providing 58 million Americans with information, tools and solutions, we are helping to guide them through the health care system, financing their health care needs, and enabling them to achieve their personal health and well-being goals.   At Optum, you will perform within an innovative culture that's focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. And you will make contributions that will have an impact that's greater than you've ever imagined.      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.     Job Keywords: Nurse Practitioner Jobs, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, home care, Primary Care, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

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