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) Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) is a multi-specialty group of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 200 providers, fourteen clinical locations including nine health care centers, five urgent care clinics and an outpatient surgery center. SMA offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. SMA is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area. Southwest Medical Associates is now part of Optum, part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system. The Nurse Practitioner will be assigned to provide home visits. An advocate for the patients, the Nurse Practitioner or PA will provide total care for the patients assigned in collaboration with the physician of record and patient care team. The Nurse Practitioner or PA will communicate and manage the patients' care across all care providers, family, and caregivers. The Nurse Practitioner or PA will ensure that timely, patient-centered, appropriate evidence-based medicine is provided. The Nurse Practitioner will also conduct comprehensive one-time assessments in the home or in a skilled facility for assigned members. Primary ResponsibilitiesThe Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for the total care of the assigned patient population as part of the with the Patient Care Team (PCT) 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, procedures such as IV access 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 Nurse Practitioner will participate in rotating call
Required QualificationsActive, unrestricted APRN license in the State of Nevada Nurse Practitioner Certification as an Adult, Family, or Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from either the ANCC or AANP required, or certified Physician Assistant 1+ year NP or PA experience 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 Ability to draw blood in the home for lab procedures Willingness to perform procedures for self and other provider's patients Willingness to travel by car to patients' homes or to skilled nursing facilities in assigned locations Knowledge of computers and cell phones Familiarity with ICD-10 and CPT-4 coding Preferred QualificationsBi-lingual or multi-lingual Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: 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, NP, Physician Assistant, PA, home health, home care, geriatrics, Las Vegas, NV
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.