Independent Nurse Practitioner

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Position Description

Serving millions of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Optum is the nations largest health and wellness business and a vibrant, growing member of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. Were also the career home for Nurse Practitioner who are eager to bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. Join us and youll discover a chance to build meaningful relationships with the patients, their families and the health care providers who are responsible for their care.

Primary Responsibilities:

* All medically related functions performed by a nurse practitioner are to be performed under the supervision of a properly licensed physician

* Responsible for the exceptional treatment and communication of care options to every MedExpress patient

* Maintains up-to-date working knowledge of the latest changes, updates, and literature relating to medical care

* Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of medical charts

* After consultation with the AP Program Medical Director, oversees patient issues and concerns which may include but are not limited to patient medical care

* Provides and manages direct patient care, including assessments, physical examinations, evaluations, diagnoses and treatment. Works in collaboration with designated Physician(s)

* Orders diagnostic tests, including but not limited to: x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests and with direct medical oversight, interprets the test results for deviation from normal

* Performs procedures, including but not limited to: ID, splinting, suturing, managing infection, and wound care

* Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care

* May be required to supervise ancillary staff

* Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions and refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care options as appropriate

* Communicates with patients regarding test results and appropriate clinical information as care necessitates

* Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens

Required Qualifications:

* Masters degree (MSN) and certification by one of the Nurse Practitioner certifying bodies (ANCC or AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

* Certified in CPR, ACLS and PALS

* Must meet credentialing requirements, including licensure, boards and current DEA

* Must meet state requirements for independent practice

* 2+ years experience as Nurse Practitioner

* Working Knowledge of Emergency, urgent care, and occupational medicine fields

* Working Knowledge HIPAA, OSHA, HR and billing/coding requirements

* Working Knowledge of State and federal laws governing medical services

* Ability to learn computer software programs; enter and maintain accurate data and statistical information in order to consistently prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials

* Valid Prescriptive Authority (per State practice requirements); ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage

* Ability to travel to other centers
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  • Negotiable
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  • Re-132793
  • Permanent
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