Nurse Practitioner, House Calls - Per Assessment - Pottawattamie County, IA - $2,500 Sign on For External Candidates
January 11, 2018
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Nurse Practitioner, House Calls - Per Assessment - Pottawattamie County, IA - $2,500 Sign on For External Candidates If you are located in Pottawattamie County, IA, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. You have found the best place to advance your advanced practice nursing career. UnitedHealth Group and our family of business are one of the nation's largest employers of Nurse Practitioners, offering 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. Primary Responsibilities:Conduct in-home assessments on health plan members. The House Calls Assessment includes: Past medical history Review of symptoms Physical examination Medication review Depression screening Responsible for checking vitals, conducting a physical exam that includes monofilament test, urine dipstick, and foot exam (as appropriate) Identify diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management in the furtherance of treatment Formulate a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge and judgment and the findings of your assessment Communicate findings in your assessment that will be used to inform the PCP of potential gaps in care Educate members on topics such as disease process, medication, and compliance Comply with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information (PHI)Since this position involves in-home visits, the ability to work autonomously and travel extensively will be required. You should also be comfortable working with geriatric patients who have a variety of health complications.
Required Qualifications:Active un-encumbered license to practice nursing in the assigned state Nurse Practitioner Certification from either the ANCC/AANP Minimum of one year clinical experience in highest level of education OR 3+ years' experience as a Registered Nurse. Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area Ability to obtain DEA licensure/Prescriptive Authority post-hire in states where applicable 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 members/family members that are tobacco users. Ability to lift 30 pound bag in and out of car and up and down steps Ability to navigate stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions and configurations Ability to sit, stand and kneel as needed to perform physical assessment Family Practice, GerontologyPreferred Qualifications:Experience in gerontology, cardiology, internal medicine, or endocrinology Home care or home visit experience Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills Follow established dress code Effective communication skills with seniors Computer literate and able navigate the internet Ability to work independently Detail oriented Dependable and reliableTransforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring. Join us and achieve your life's best work.(sm) **PLEASE NOTE**The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus. *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.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, NP, House Calls, Home Health, Home Assessment, Geriatric, city, state), healthcare, health care
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