Optum

Per Diem - Nurse Practitioner, Schuylkill County

Tremont, PA

part-time
Inpatient and outpatient

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for External Candidates

Optum Home & Community Care, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is creating something new in health care. We are uniting industry-leading solutions to build an integrated care model that holistically addresses an individual’s physical, mental and social needs – helping patients access and navigate care anytime and anywhere.

Minimum- 24-80 hours month cannot exceed 950 hours per year

Out of the 24 hour minimum, must be available 16 hours to do either nights, weekends or holidays.

As a team member of our Senior Community Care (SCC) product, we work with a team to provide care to patients at home in a nursing home, assisted living for senior housing. This life-changing work adds a layer of support to improve access to care. We’re connecting care to create a seamless health journey for patients across care settings. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. The Senior Community Care (SCC) program is a longitudinal, integrated care delivery program that coordinates the delivery and provision of clinical care of members in a facility setting. The APC within SCC provides care to our highest-risk health plan members and is part of an interdisciplinary team.

In this role you will have the ability to achieve work life balance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments
  • Manage members through an acute medical situation or an exacerbation of a chronic condition, including testing, diagnostics, interventions
  • Manage members during a short term sub-acute rehabilitation episode
  • Ensure accurate and complete documentation, including ICD 10 conditions
  • Communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary care team
  • Conduct advanced illness and advanced care planning conversations
  • Provide patients and caregivers with counseling and education

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited Master of Science Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice program
  • Active and unrestricted license in the state which you reside, or ability to obtain by start date
  • Active Nurse Practitioner certification through a national board:
  • Board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or the American Nurses Credentialing Center, with certification in one of the following:
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Current, active DEA licensure/prescriptive authority or ability to obtain post-hire, per state regulations (unless prohibited in state of practice)
  • Ability to complete physical requirements of the job including lifting a 30-pound bag in and out of the car, navigating stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions, and sit, stand, and kneel to perform physical assessment
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to gain a collaborative practice agreement, if applicable in your state

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of clinical experience in practice (long-term care setting preferred)
  • Experience in meeting the medical needs of patients with complex behavioral, social and/or functional needs
  • Understanding of Geriatrics and Chronic Illness
  • Understanding of Advanced Illness and end of life discussions
  • Proficient computer skills including the ability to document medical information with written and electronic medical records

Location Insights

  • A-

    Cost of Living

  • B

    Commute

  • B-

    Access to Outdoor Activities

  • B-

    Access to Restaurants

  • C+

    Public Schools

  • C+

    Overall

  • Total Population

    1,732

  • Median Rent

    $655

  • Median Home Value

    $70,400

  • Median Income

    $45,417

Posted February 27, 2024