Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care Clinic - New Orleans, LA

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

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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.

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

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:
  • 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
  • 1+ years of post - graduate experience working as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Ability to obtain prescriptive authority post-hire in states where applicable
  • 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
  • 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, Internal Medicine, and/or Family Medicine
  • Experience in a managed care and/or ambulatory environment
  • Urgent care experience
  • 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

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

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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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