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Northeast Region Complex Care and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Fellowship - Multiple Locations

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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.

This full-time position will be available starting in December 2022

UnitedHealth Group is not able to offer visa sponsorship now or in the future for this position

Our Complex Adult and Geriatric Fellowship Program is a joint venture between Optum, a UnitedHealth Group Company, and the George Washington University School of Nursing. This innovative twelve-month (12) fellowship experience will equip you with the skills to think critically and practice confidently in managing complex adults and geriatrics across care settings. During their first year in the post-graduate fellowship program, fellows will take advanced nursing courses through George Washington University (GWU) School of Nursing paid for by Optum.

While completing your advanced nursing courses at GWU, this Fellowship Program consists of placement opportunities through three of our different business entities, Optum HouseCalls, Optum Institutional Special Needs Plans (ISNP) and Optum Dual Eligible Special Needs (DSNP), all apart of our Optum Home and Community business.

HouseCalls: 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. We re also the career home for Nurse Practitioners who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. As a Home Visit Nurse Practitioner with Optum, you ll provide primary care home visits for patients in collaboration with the physician of record and patient care team. This is a Field Position with 75% travel.

ISNP: In this role, you will provide primary care to patients in long term care settings; coordinate with their PCP and facility staff to deliver high quality care on-site. This is a flexible, autonomous role that creates enormous satisfaction for the NP as you impact the care and comfort of our aging population. You ll be building meaningful relationships with the residents and their families and the health care providers who are responsible for their care. You will provide preventative and primary care for patients in assigned skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities.

DSNP: The Optum Dual Special Needs Plan (DSNP) at Home program is a longitudinal, integrated care delivery program that coordinates the delivery and provision of clinical care of members in their place of residence. The DSNP program combines Optum trained clinicians providing intensive interventions customized to the needs of each individual, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Care Team, which includes the Optum clinician, the member s Primary Care Provider and other providers, and other professionals. This is a Field Position with 75% travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Obtain and review medical history, conduct physical and psychosocial assessments, analyze and diagnose conditions and develop appropriate plan of care
  • Identify gaps in care, interpret diagnostic test and reports and refer appropriately
  • Identify risk factors and help mitigate barriers to access care and reduce risk
  • Develop interventions to assist members in attaining established goals of care
  • Evaluate member s progress in completion of goals of care and re-assess and assist in care management with members
  • Serves as a key resource on complex and/or critical issues
  • Solves complex problems and develops innovative solutions
  • Establishes and maintains communication and a trusting relationship with the member, family/authorized representative and primary caregiver and specialists
  • Discuss medical options / interventions with members/families to promote understanding and assist them in making informed decisions
  • Clarify member's cultural values that may impact health management / decisions
  • Identify prognosis/trajectory of chronic disease that may impact future member health decisions and conduct advanced care planning discussions
  • Successfully complete both didactic and clinical content Fellowship Program Requirements:
    • Ability to complete didactic work after normal business hours in a virtual classroom environment in addition to completion of independent assignments
    • Must pass all courses in accordance with the George Washington University standards
    • Commit a total of three years to Optum, including the fellowship year

      You ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

      Required Qualifications:
      • Currently in final year of obtaining a Nurse Practitioner degree from an accredited college/university or obtained degree within the last 18 months; degree must be obtained prior to start of employment
      • Current, unrestricted NP license in the state of assignment or the ability to obtain prior to start of employment
      • Nurse Practitioner national certification as ANCC or AANP required or the ability to obtain prior to start of employment
      • DEA License or the ability to obtain prior to start of employment (dependent on role)
      • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification
      • Reside in the region hired
      • Meet the George Washington University s admissions criteria
      • Eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization (F-1 students with practical training and candidates requiring H-1Bs, TNs, etc. will not be considered)
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation Preferred Qualifications:
        • Experience working in home health or in home setting
        • Experience working with complex patient populations including multiple chronic diseases with diverse psychosocial backgrounds
        • Knowledge in Geriatric or adult medicine specialty
        • Basic knowledge of computers and cell phones
        • Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and Health Plan benefit structures beneficial
        • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual
        • Comfortable working independently in a home-visit setting
        • Effectively communicate with elderly and chronically ill patients and families
        • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage schedule
        • Excellent collaboration skills and ability to communicate with care team and physicians
        • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area

          To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

          Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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)

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