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Job Category:

Healthcare

Country:

US

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Clinical Team Lead, Nurse Practitioner - Long Term Care - Springfield, MO

UHG - Springfield, Missouri

Posted: 11/12/2018

Primary Responsibilities:

 

Supervisory Responsibilities – Approximately 70%

  • Partner with the Clinical Service Manager and Director of Clinical Operations to ensure effective on boarding of new  and ongoing development for existing staff
  • Utilize knowledge of geriatric/chronic disease management to provide coaching and mentoring for new and existing 4-5 Nurse Practitioners
  • Serve as a resource on escalated case management issues
  • Provide individualized learning/growth opportunities for the clinical team that promote development and retention of clinical staff
  • Accountable for financial targets related to clinical programs
  • Manage implementation and adoption of clinical and quality initiatives
  • Communicate needs surfaced by staff to the appropriate leadership
  • Partner with stakeholders to identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to communicate clinical priorities based upon business and financial goals
  • Serve as a clinical expert on business development efforts
  • Actively participate in local/regional Provider (NP, PA) associations to develop clinical and leadership skills, promotion of Complex Population Management model, and developing a network of Providers for future career opportunities
  • Manage special projects/ programs as needed
  • Promote the development of a collegial team (for coverage, trouble shooting, and brain storming)
  • Foster and develop a culture of clinical expertise
  • Serve as a role model to internal and external partner

Primary Care Delivery

  • Deliver cost-effective, quality care to assigned Complex Population Management members in collaboration with their assigned physicians
  • Manage medical and behavioral chronic and acute conditions effectively
  • Perform comprehensive assessments and documents findings in a concise/comprehensive manner that is compliant with Complex Population Management visits and documentation requirements and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations
  • 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 plans, making revisions as needed
  • Utilize practice guidelines and protocols established by Complex Population Management
  • May be required to participate in on-call program 

Care Coordination

  • Understand the Payer’s/Plan benefits and associate policies and procedures, and articulates them effectively to, members, and key decision-makers
  • Assess the medical necessity/effectiveness of ancillary services to determine the appropriate initiation of any skilled benefit events Communicate process in accordance with Complex Population Management expectations
  • Coordinate care as members transition through different levels of care and care settings
  • Ongoing monitoring of members and family needs
  • Evaluate plans for cost effective services that provide agreed upon outcomes for members, families and to decreases high costs, poor outcomes and unnecessary hospitalizations

Program Enhancement Expected Behaviors

  • Regular and effective communication with internal and external parties including physicians, members, key decision-makers, nursing facilities, Complex Population Management staff and other provider or payer groups
  • Exhibits 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
  • Demonstrate initiative in achieving individual, team and organizational goals and objectives     

Required Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a NP, PA, MD, DO in a long term care or community setting for a minimum of one year

  • Proficient computer skills including the ability to document medical information with written and electronic medical records
  • Certified nurse practitioner through ANCC/AANP for adult, family and/or geriatrics (GNP preferred)
  • Masters prepared or PA in compliance with state licensure requirements
  • Current unrestricted license in state(s) in which practicing
  • Unrestricted DEA (license to prescribe narcotics/level II info here) per state regulations (unless prohibited in state of practice)
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area   

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Job Keywords: long term care, NP, Nurse Practitioner, ANCC, AANP, home care, adult care, Springfield, Columbia, MO, Missouri

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