Optum

Nurse Practitioner Urgentivist Home Base Medical Care - Montgomery, AL

Montgomery, AL

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 required; 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

  • A-

    Access to Parks

  • B+

    Commute

  • B+

    Cost of Living

  • B

    Access to Outdoor Activities

  • B

    Access to Restaurants

  • B

    Overall

  • Total Population

    199,783

  • Median Rent

    $881

  • Median Home Value

    $121,200

  • Median Income

    $48,011

Posted April 14, 2024

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