Optum

Nurse Practitioner - Urgent Visits - Adel, GA

Adel, GA

full-time
Inpatient and outpatient

$10,000 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Practices in accordance with the respective state laws and regulations governing the practice of advanced practice nursing
  • Responds to urgent / unscheduled patient needs with the purpose of assessing acuity of illness and preventing hospitalization through interventions delivered in the home when medically indicated and desired by patient
  • During the visit, promptly communicates with the longitudinal provider and/or pod leader to discuss patient assessment and receive/document/implement orders received
  • Comfortable with basic procedures of nursing care, including IV placement, blood draws, injections, foley catheters, nasal packing, wound care, etc.
  • As availability allows, completes maintenance visits, post-discharge visits, and initial visits in a way and volume that allows prompt response to urgent patient requests during normal business hours
  • Following the visit, promptly communicates with the PCP and specialist as needed along with communicating findings to their primary assigned provider
  • Completes the required documentation in a timely manner (goal <48 hours) allowing the care team access to the care provided and a note to be generated to the PCP
  • Understands and complies with long-term care policies and procedures, including those that regulate nursing facilities and assisted living communities
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with patients and their legal representatives, facility staff, PCPs and other collaborating physicians/providers
  • Prescribes appropriate diagnostics and interventions to avoid unnecessary transfers/acute admissions
  • Educates patients and/or their legal representatives in disease processes affecting patients and ways to manage them effectively, as well as to promote wellness
  • Conducts Serious Illness Conversations and Goals of Care conversations with patients, families, and caregivers to ensure goal-concordant care; as appropriate, completes hospice education and referral facilitation
  • Provides counsel, support and education to facility staff
  • Supports Nurse Care Managers in developing and providing in-service educational programs to facility staff to the IDT
  • Keeps current on relevant medical and nursing research, technology, and related issues by attending continuing education courses, professional meetings and journal reviews
  • Perform related duties as necessary and other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of Nurse Practitioner accredited program, Board certified
  • Active State NP license
  • Active State RN license
  • Knowledge of long-term care, community resources and cost-effective alternatives regarding patient care delivery systems
  • Knowledge of clinical standards of care
  • Access to reliable transportation; if you are driving a vehicle, you must comply with all the terms of the Optum Motor Vehicle Safety policy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years clinical experience
  • Experience in geriatrics, ICU/ED, urgent care and palliative care

Location Insights

  • B+

    Cost of Living

  • B

    Commute

  • B-

    Access to Restaurants

  • B-

    Public Schools

  • B-

    Overall

  • C

    Access to Outdoor Activities

  • Total Population

    5,289

  • Median Rent

    $757

  • Median Home Value

    $89,000

  • Median Income

    $32,288

Posted February 26, 2024