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We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM

 

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Job Category:

Healthcare

Country:

US

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Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Nurse Practitioner Traveler, Institutional - Full Time - East Hub - Sign On Bonus and Loan Repayment Options Available for External Candidates and Eligible Employees

UHG - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted: 12/12/2018

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. 

 

This position requires travel to multiple states including – PA, and DE. Travel between care sites is based on the needs of business/market and required for the role. Expected Travel 75% - 100%

 

The ideal candidate will begin this role in Pennsylvania and Delaware with the ability to cover a more broad territory including Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

 

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.

 

 

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