Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Advisor, House Calls - TX & NM

Unitedhealth Group Inc. El Paso , TX 79910

Posted 2 weeks ago

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.

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)

In this role, you will conduct assessments or provide primary care to patients in their homes or long term care settings. You will coordinate with their physician and facility staff to deliver high quality care. This is a flexible, autonomous role that creates enormous satisfaction for the Nurse Practitioner as you impact the care and comfort of our aging population. The Clinical Advisor, under the direction of the CTM will also assist with ride-alongs, quality assurance, and the implementation of clinical initiatives. All the while, you'll be building meaningful relationships with the patients, their families, and the health care providers who are responsible for their care.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide preventative, primary care, or assessments for patients in their homes or in assigned long term care facilities

  • Work with primary care physicians to provide the best care possible

  • Collaborate with the nursing staff and the patients' families

  • Conduct assessments on health plan members

  • Review patient's past medical history and formulate a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge and judgment and the findings of your assessment

  • Review current symptoms and identify diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management of treatment

  • Physical examination, medication review, and depression screening

  • Check vitals, conduct a physical exam that includes monofilament test, urine dipstick, and foot exam (as appropriate)

  • 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)

General Responsibilities of the Clinical Advisor:

  • Perform Ride Alongs on assigned Housecalls Practitioners

  • Coaching and Evaluation of NPs with HouseCalls visits

  • Mentor and support new hires

  • Partner with CTMs to ensure clinical practice adheres to HouseCalls clinical model

  • Communicate findings to CTM both written and verbal

  • Utilize advanced clinical nursing expertise, knowledge of geriatric/chronic disease management to provide coaching, mentoring and role-modeling to new and existing NPs

  • Identify and support developmental clinical needs of NPs to achieve successful outcomes

  • Ensure appropriate implementation and adoption of clinical and quality initiatices as related to home visits

  • Foster and develop a culture of clinical expertise

  • Will continue to perform home assessments in addition to CA duties as determined based on team needs as outlined in touch category guidelines

  • Review and communicate RAL feedback to the HouseCalls practitioner

  • Collaborates with QA and Clinical Initiatives to identify individual and global needs for improvement

  • Works with Regional Director and CTM to determine percent of time in the field completing member visits

  • Positions in this job function require specific education/certification/licensure and are considered an extension to Physicians and provide direct patient care in a clinic or in-home setting

  • Perform additional duties as identified by business needs

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:

  • Current, unrestricted NP license in the state of assignment

  • Ability to obtain DEA licensure / Prescriptive Authority post-hire in states where applicable

  • Nurse Practitioner national certification as ANP, FNP, or GNP required

  • A clinical background in adult, family or geriatric specialties

  • Past experience working in a nursing home or with seniors in other settings

  • Computer literate and able navigate the internet

  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area

  • A HouseCalls NP with a minimum of 1 year of field experience

  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role.

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Reviews the work of others

  • Develops innovative approaches

  • Sought out as expert

  • Serves as leader/mentor

  • Experience in gerontology, cardiology, internal medicine, or endocrinology

  • Home care or home visit experience

  • Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills

  • Ability to follow established dress code

  • Effective communication skills with the geriatric or Medicare population

  • Ability to navigate on the internet and work with personal computer

  • Ability to work independently

  • Detail oriented

  • Dependable and reliable

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)

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: NP, nurse practitioner, clinical management, mentor, educate, home health, geriatric, advance practice, Medicare, assessments. New Mexico, Texas, NM, TX

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