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UnitedHealth Group Nurse Practitioner, Transition of Care, Per Diem - Worcester, MA in Worcester, Massachusetts

$3,500 sign on bonus for External Hires!

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.

This role is within our Patient Connect program. Optum Complex Care Management provides the Patient Connect Program for United Healthcare members in a short stay/transitional setting with focus on reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions, improved completeness and coding accuracy of diagnosis and medical record documentation, increased closure of STAR/HEDIS quality measures, improved completion rates of Advanced Care Planning Directives, and improved patient and family satisfaction and discharge and post discharge support. The Optum practitioner will provide a one time comprehensive health assessment for the member in collaboration with the case management team to support better care coordination and health outcomes. This is an autonomous role that creates enormous satisfaction for the NP as you impact the care and support of our population.

In addition, you will represent Optum as you provide primary care to patients in long term care settings; coordinate with their Primary Care Provider and facility staff to deliver high quality care on site.

This is a per diem position that is covering Worcester, MA. Per diem employees are required to have availability for a minimum of 24 hours a month. It is expected that per diem employees should be available the equivalent of 16 hours/month during off-hours (after 5 pm, on weekends, and/or holidays)

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)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with primary care physicians to provide the best care possible

  • Collaborate with the nursing staff and the patients' families

  • Collaboration with case management team

  • Documentation, coding and gap closure

  • May be asked to help with our ISNP program which is providing primary care to patients in long term care settings

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:

  • Current, unrestricted NP license in MAL or the ability to obtain

  • Ability to obtain DEA licensure/Prescriptive Authority post-hire in states where applicable

  • Nurse Practitioner national certification as ANP, FNP, or GNP required or the ability to obtain

  • Clinical background in adult, family or geriatric specialties

  • Experience working in a nursing home or with seniors in other settings

  • Intermediate level of proficiency in PC based word processing including Microsoft Word and Outlook

  • Weekday and weekend availability

  • Candidates need to have a license in Mass for 2 years or greater. Or have filed for Independent Practice in Mass. (which would mean you would have been licensed for 2 or more years)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of hands on post grad experience within Long Term Care

  • Experience in short term care/rehab

“UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.”

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 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: 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, NP, NP Jobs, Long Term Care, Geriatric, Adult, Acute Care, Primary Care, Hospice, Palliative Care, Hospitalist, Worcester, MA, Massechusetts

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