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Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care Plus - Slidell, LA

Slidell, LA


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Position Description

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.

Nurse Practitioner will work collaboratively with others to provide health promotion, health education and manage and treat chronic conditions and acute illnesses in an effort to improve our patient’s quality of life and to facilitate optimal health outcomes through cost-effective healthcare.  The nurse practitioner may provide nursing and medical services to our patients, diagnose, and order care and treatment.  The nurse practitioner also will perform annual comprehensive wellness assessments and emphasize the importance of disease prevention by incorporating health goal review, teaching and counseling with patients and their families.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provides primary care, including ordering and evaluating diagnostic/screening/laboratory tests, and management of minor acute illnesses.  
  • Conducts comprehensive wellness assessments on members either in the clinic or patients home.
  • Assess, diagnose and manage chronic conditions for patient population.
  • Identifies deviations from normal, initiates and evaluates treatment for patients with commonly occurring health problems within their scope of practice.
  • Prescribes medications as delegated in the protocols and/or procedures within licensed prescriptive authority.
  • Provides individualized patient teaching and counseling.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities and monitoring of health outcomes for patients.
  • Ensures coding and documentation of HEDIS, Quality STAR measures and Risk Adjustment diagnoses as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of an advanced practice Nurse Education Program
  • Nurse Practitioner Certification as Adult, Geriatric, or Family NP
  • Active, unencumbered RN license to practice nursing in the assigned state
  • Ability to obtain prescriptive authority post-hire in states where applicable
  • 2+ years of post - graduate experience working as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical knowledge necessary to make recommendations concerning the clinical assessment, evaluation and management of members.
  • Computer literate and experience with Electronic Medical Records
  • CPR certification 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Gerontology, Internal Medicine, and/or Family Medicine
  • Experience in a managed care and/or ambulatory environment
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate with seniors and their families
  • Ability to work in an environment requiring innovation, self-motivation and adaptable to change

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare Retirement.
The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time to do your life's best work.SM

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.

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