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Nurse Practitioner Long Term Care Regional Traveler - Downstate NY

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Bronx
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

$40,000 Student Loan Repayment or $30,000 Sign-on Bonus for individuals who have not previously participated in this program.

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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.

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.

How about an added bonus of help with paying down your student loans? Nurse Practitioners hired into Traveler roles are eligible to receive a sign on bonus OR a reduced sign - on bonus plus three years of student loan repayment assistance through our Student Loan Repayment (SLR) program. This could mean up to an additional $40K in benefits to you as well as the opportunity to pay down your student loan faster

In this role, you will provide support to Nurse Practitioners and patients in long term care settings; support local markets in launching new facilities; provide coverage to local market Nurse Practitioners; deliver high quality care on-site. This is a flexible, autonomous role that creates enormous satisfaction for the NP as you impact the care and comfort of our aging population. All the while, you'll be building meaningful relationships with the residents and their families and the health care providers who are responsible for their care.

This position requires travel through the state of New York downstate area and New Jersey. Travel between care sites is based on the needs of business/market and required for the role. Expected Travel 75% - 100%

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Obtain and review medical history, conduct assessments, analyze and diagnose conditions, and develop appropriate plan of care
  • Identify gaps in care and interpret diagnostic test / reports in order to refer appropriately
  • Identify risk factors and help mitigate barriers to accessing care to reduce risk
  • Develop interventions to assist members in attaining established goals of care
  • Evaluate member's progress in completion of goals of care and re - assess and assist in care management with members
  • Serve as a key resource on complex and / or critical issues to solve problems and develop innovative solutions
  • Establish trusting relationship and maintain communication with the member, family / authorized representative and primary caregiver and specialists
  • Assist members / families in understanding medical options / interventions and in making informed decisions
  • Clarify member's cultural values that may impact health management / decisions
  • Identify prognosis / trajectory of chronic disease that may impact future health decisions and conduct advanced care planning discussions
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • 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
    • Ability to lift a 30-pound bag in and out of car and to navigate stairs, as needed
    • Ability to travel 75-100% of the time for field-based work
    • Excellent administrative skills and the ability to utilize technology, such as navigating the Internet on a computer
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage schedule
    • Excellent collaboration skills and ability to effectively communicate with seniors, their families, their care team, and physicians

      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, unencumbered license to practice nursing in the state of assignment (or ability to obtain)
      • Nurse practitioner Certification from either the ANCC or AANP, as well as DEA License (or ability to obtain)
      • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification
      • Access to reliable transportation, as well as a valid driver's license, that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
        Preferred Qualifications:
        • 1+ years of experience with hands on, post grad Nurse Practitioner work
        • Experience in geriatric or adult medicine
        • Experience working with complex patient populations, including multiple chronic diseases with diverse psychosocial backgrounds
        • Experience and comfortable working in home health or in home setting independently
        • Bilingual or multilingual
        • Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and Health Plan benefit structures beneficial
        • Expectation for high quality focus on the clinical model for DSNP which includes Stars and accurate coding and documentation

          To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

          Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

          New York City, NY Residents Only: The salary range for New York City residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

          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.

          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.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, New Rochelle , Nurse Practitioner Long Term Care Regional Traveler - Downstate NY, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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