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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Part time
Posted:
5/9/2019
Job Category:
Nursing
Nurse Practitioner Traveler Institutional Sign On Bonus...
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UnitedHealth Group Inc. | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

This position requires travel throughout Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Travel between care sites is based on the needs of business/market and required for the role. Expected Travel 75% - 100%

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. We're also the career home for Nurse Practitioners who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day.

If you want more meaning in your career - as a clinician or a business professional - take this opportunity and apply. It's the first step in a new career that will enable you to do your life's best work.(sm)

How about an added bonus of help with paying down your student loans? Nurse Practitioners hired into Traveler roles are eligible to receive a sign on bonus OR a reduced sign-on bonus plus three years of student loan repayment assistance through our Student Loan Repayment (SLR) program. This could mean up to an additional $40K in benefits to you as well as the opportunity to pay down your student loan faster!

In this role, you will provide support to Nurse Practitioners and patients in long term and short term care settings; support local markets in launching new facilities; provide coverage to local market Nurse Practitioners; 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. All the while, you'll be building meaningful relationships with the residents and their families and the health care providers who are responsible for their care.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Support local market Nurse Practitioners with launching of new facilities and providing coverage when and where necessary


* Deliver cost-effective, quality care to assigned members


* Manage both medical and behavioral chronic and acute conditions effectively in collaboration with a physician or specialty provider


* Facilitate agreement and implementation of the member's plan of care by engaging the facility staff, families/responsible parties, primary and specialty care physicians


* Evaluate the effectiveness, necessity and efficiency of the plan, making revisions as needed


* Coordinate care as member's transition through different levels of care and care settings


* Evaluate plan of care for cost effectiveness while meeting the needs of members, families and providers to decreases high costs, poor outcomes and unnecessary hospitalizations


* Exhibit original thinking and creativity in the development of new and improved methods and approaches to concerns/issues


* Function independently and responsibly with minimal need for supervision



Required Qualifications:

* Nurse Practitioner with an minimum of 1 year experience in acute and chronic disease management


* Current unrestricted license in state(s) in which practicing


* Certified nurse practitioner through ANCC/AANP for adult, family and/or geriatrics


* Masters prepared in compliance with state licensure requirements for assigned states covering


* Unrestricted DEA (license to prescribe narcotics/level II) per state regulations (unless prohibited in state of practice)



Preferred Qualifications:

* Strong preference in long term care setting


* Ability to develop and maintain positive customer relationships


* Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office suite of products including Outlook and Excel. In addition the ability to document medical information in written and electronic medical records


* Understanding of Geriatrics, Acute, and Chronic Illness


* Adaptability to change


* Understanding of Advanced Illness and end of life discussions



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)

PLEASE NOTE The Sign On Bonus and/or Loan Repayment is available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a Sign On Bonus or Loan Repayment unless they are newly moving to this role Traveling Nurse Practitioner.

Also eligible for the pilot will be current Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who newly transfer into one of the open traveler roles.

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.

Job Keywords: Nurse Practitioner Jobs, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, long term care, LTC, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Primary Care, Kansas City, Missouri, MO

About UnitedHealth Group Inc.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UnitedHealthcare) is a diversified health and well-being company. The Company operates in four segments: Health Care Services, OptumHealth, Ingenix and Prescription Solutions. The Health Care Services segment consists of UnitedHealthcare, Ovations and AmeriChoice businesses. OptumHealth serves approximately 60 million individuals with its diversified offering of health, financial and ancillary benefit services and products that assist consumers in navigating the healthcare system and accessing services. Ingenix offers database and data management services, software products, publications, consulting and actuarial services and business process outsourcing services. Prescription Solutions offers a suite of integrated pharmacy benefit management services to approximately 10 million people, through approximately 60,000 retail network pharmacies and two mail service facilities as of December 31, 2008. On May 30, 2008, it acquired Unison Health Plans. (Source: 10-K)