Optum

Per Diem - Nurse Practitioner, Schuylkill County

Pottsville, PA

part-time
Inpatient and outpatient

Job Highlights

  • Top pick in specialty
  • $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+

      Access to Outdoor Activities

    • B+

      Commute

    • B

      Access to Parks

    • B

      Overall

    • B-

      Access to Restaurants

    • Total Population

      13,648

    • Median Rent

      $659

    • Median Home Value

      $71,400

    • Median Income

      $42,083

    Posted February 27, 2024