Optum

Per Diem - Nurse Practitioner - Centre County, Pennsylvania

State College, PA

part-time
Inpatient and outpatient

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for External Candidates

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

We're fast becoming the nation's largest employer of Nurse Practitioners; offering a superior professional environment and 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.

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 of businesses. You have found the best place to advance your advanced practice nursing career. As an CCM Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant per diem you will provide care to Optum members and be responsible for the delivery of medical care services in a periodic or intermittent basis.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active and unrestricted license in the state which you reside
    • Certified Nurse Practitioner through a national board
      • For NPs: Graduate of an accredited master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) program and board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AG AC NP), Adult/Family or Gerontology Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), with preferred certification as ANP, FNP, or GNP
    • Current active DEA licensure/prescriptive authority or ability to obtain post-hire, per state regulations (unless prohibited in state of practice)
    • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
    • Ability to lift a 30-pound bag in and out of car and to navigate stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions and configurations
    • Availability to work 24 hours per month, with expectations that 16 of the 24 hours/month could be during off-hours (after 5 pm, on weekends, and/or holidays) not to exceed 960 hours in a calendar year
    • Ability to gain a collaborative practice agreement, if applicable in your state

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of hands-on post grad experience within Long Term Care
    • 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
    • Ability to develop and maintain positive customer relationships
    • Adaptability to change

Location Insights

  • A+

    Commute

  • A+

    Public Schools

  • A+

    Overall

  • A

    Access to Parks

  • A

    Access to Restaurants

  • A-

    Access to Outdoor Activities

  • Total Population

    42,275

  • Median Rent

    $1,054

  • Median Home Value

    $312,400

  • Median Income

    $34,005

Posted February 27, 2024