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UnitedHealth Group NP/PA Primary Care Home Visits - Las Vegas, NV - 20k sign on bonus in Las Vegas, Nevada

At Optum, we share what might be seen as a surprisingly simple goal: making the health system work better for everyone. We look for people who relentlessly push themselves to go farther. For these high performers, a position on a team at Optum is a natural fit. We offer more than the talent, resources and can-do culture—we offer a place to improve the lives of others while doing your life’s best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Nurse Practitioner will work in a clinic setting as well as assist with home visits

  • Examines, diagnoses and treats patients for acute injuries, infections, and illnesses

  • Counsels and educates patients and families about acute and chronic conditions or concerns

  • Documents items such as: appropriate chief complaint, past medical, family, and social history, review of systems, examinations, medications, allergies, assessment and plan

  • Formulates diagnostic and treatment plans

  • Prescribes and administers medications, therapies, and procedures

  • Orders lab and imaging tests to determine and manage an immediate treatment plan and provides advice on follow up

  • Responsible for the coordination of care with specialists and appropriate ancillary services

  • Completes all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner

  • Maintains quality of care standards as defined by the practice

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner Certification in Primary Care, Geriatric, Adult or Physician Assistant certification

  • Active unrestricted APRN or PA-C license in Nevada, or ability to obtain

  • 3+ months of clinical practice experience as an NP/PA

  • Ability to communicate with patients, primary care team members and management staff

  • Ability to make care decisions based on best medical practices without direct supervision or guidance by a physician

  • Basic technical proficiency in the use of computer programs for medical records or internet search for clinical practice

  • Advanced assessment and treatment plan implementation skills

  • Ability to complete clinical care lifting in a provider office environment

  • Current and unrestricted DEA certificate required or ability to obtain

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective organization skills and ability to multi-task

  • Takes Initiative, creative, has problem solving ability, is adaptable, and flexible

  • Ability to work without direct supervision and practice autonomously

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Geriatric care experience

  • Knowledge of mental health issues

  • Familiarity with Medicare and ICD-10 coding

  • Strong acute care experience in a primary care clinic, urgent care, or retail clinic

  • Ability to formulate a differential diagnosis

  • Proficient in assessment and development of treatment plans

  • Ability to conceptualize the needs for the team or department and actualize plans for implementation

  • Ability to draw blood in the home for lab procedures

  • Ability to develop plans of action and gain team consensus towards common goals

  • Managed Care/IPA/Health Plan experience

  • Bilingual in Spanish

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with elderly and chronically ill patients and families

  • Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and Health Plan benefit structures beneficial

  • Comfortable working independently in a home-visit setting and clinic setting

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.