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Nurse Practitioner HouseCalls Hartford and New Haven County

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Milford
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Coverage area: Hartford and New Haven Counties
Join a leader in the home health market: Optum HouseCalls.
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's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm). Base Pay with a monthly incentive plan, excellent benefits package, mileage allowance, flex scheduling, more time with patients, less stress, no call, weekends optional, generous annual PTO, "and more"
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 of businesses. We're also the career home for Nurse Practitioners who are eager to bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. Join us and you'll 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:


  • Conduct in-home assessments on health plan members, including past medical history, review of symptoms, physical examination, medication review and depression screening

  • Responsible for checking vitals, conducting a physical exam that includes monofilament test, urine dipstick and foot exam (as appropriate)

  • Identify diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management in the furtherance of treatment

  • Formulate a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge and judgment and the findings of your assessment

  • Communicate findings in your assessment that will be used to inform the PCP of potential gaps in care

  • Educate members on topics such as disease process, medication and compliance

  • Comply with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information (PHI)
    Since this position involves in-home visits, the ability to work autonomously and travel will be required. You should also be comfortable working with geriatric patients who have a variety of health complications.
    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:

    • Active, unencumbered license to practice nursing in the assigned state

    • Nurse Practitioner Certification from either the ANCC, AANP or AACN as Adult, Geriatric, Family or Acute Care NP

    • 1+ years of clinical experience in highest level of education OR 3+ years of experience as a Registered Nurse

    • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area

    • Ability to obtain DEA licensure/prescriptive authority post-hire in states where applicable

    • Ability to spend at least 1 hour with a member in their home, which may be in understaffed or remote areas, in the presence of pets or individuals who are tobacco users

    • Ability to lift a 30 pound bag in and out of car and to navigate stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions and configurations

    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance
      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience in Gerontology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine or Endocrinology

      • Home care or home visit experience

      • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate with seniors and their families

      • Computer literate and able to navigate the internet
        To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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 at OptumCare. We're on a mission to change the face of health care. As the largest health and wellness business in the US, we help 58 million people navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs and achieve their health and well-being goals. Fortunately, we have a team of the best and brightest minds on the planet to make it happen. Together we're creating the most innovative ideas and comprehensive strategies to help heal the health care system and create a brighter future for us all. Join us and learn why there is no better place to do your life's best work.(sm)
        OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare's support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.
        Connecticut Residents Only: The salary range for Connecticut residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
        **PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only 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.
        Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.
        OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment
        Job Keywords: Long term care, LTC, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, GCM, Geriatric Care Manager, Primary Care, ICU, PACU, Post Acute Care, Hospitalist, Home Infusion, Dialysis, Hospice, LTAC, SNF, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Acute Care, Emergency, ER, Urgent Care

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Milford , Nurse Practitioner HouseCalls Hartford and New Haven County, Healthcare , Milford, Connecticut

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