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Nurse Practitioner - Hybrid Home and Clinic - Peoples Health - Lafayette, LA

Company: Optum
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

At UnitedHealthcare, we're simplifying the health care experience, creating healthier communities and removing barriers to quality care. The work you do here impacts the lives of millions of people for the better. Come build the health care system of tomorrow, making it more responsive, affordable and equitable. Ready to make a difference? Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -The Nurse Practitioner holds primary responsibility to conduct clinical assessment(s) of PH members, documents and codes encounters in the authorized electronic medical record system(s), in an effort to improve our plan member's quality of life and to facilitate optimal health outcomes through cost-effective healthcare. The NP reports to the NP Manager.Primary Responsibilities: -

Conduct assessments in a variety of settings on health plan members, including past medical history, review of symptoms, physical examination, medication review and depression screeningResponsible for checking vitals, conducting a physical exam that includes monofilament test and foot exam (as appropriate)
Identify diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management in the furtherance of treatmentFormulate a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge and judgment and the findings of your assessmentCommunicate findings in your assessment that will be used to inform the PCP of potential gaps in careEducate members on topics such as disease process, medication and complianceComply with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information (PHI)Since all jobs may involve in-home visits, the ability to work autonomously and extensive travel will be required. You should also be comfortable working with geriatric patients who have a variety of health complicationsYou'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, unencumbered license to practice nursing in the assigned stateNurse Practitioner Certification from either the ANCC, AANP or AACN as Adult, Geriatric, Family or Acute Care NP1+ years of clinical experience in highest level of educationWilling or ability to spend at least 1 hour with a member in their home, if applicable, which may be in remote areas, in the presence of pets or individuals who are tobacco usersWilling or ability to lift a 30-pound bag in and out of car and to navigate stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions and configurationsAccess to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated areaPreferred Qualifications:
Experience in Gerontology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology or Family MedicineHome care or home visit experienceComputer literate and able to navigate the internetProven excellent administrative and organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate with seniors and their familiesAt 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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