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Home Health & Supportive Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - WellMed - El Paso, TX

Company: Optum
Location: El Paso
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

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Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)



Our Palliative Care and Bridges in Complex Care team is seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work in a Palliative Care home health setting.



Our palliative care program provides care for some of our sicker patients - patients whose needs are beyond what our care management and clinic-based resources can provide, but for whom hospice services are not appropriate.



The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm; however, every day will be different so flexibility will be needed. The ability to communicate well with other providers, patients, and family members is also essential for this role. We will provide significant training, 3 to 4 months on our model of care.



Primary Responsibilities:


  • The NP or PA is expected to be able to provide care consistent with their licensure and/or certification
  • Diagnoses and treats both acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and other chronic medical conditions
  • The NP or PA will also treat acute conditions such as minor injuries and other acute medical conditions such as infections or exacerbations of chronic diseases
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic lab work, x-rays, EKG
  • Prescribes medications and other modalities of treatment as needed to treat those conditions listed above
  • Counsels patients on various disease conditions they may be treating to ensure that the patient is educated to their disease process, treatment, and expected outcomes
  • Works as an integral part of a comprehensive and collaborative team in order to provide quality evidenced-based care to our patients
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned






    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:


    • Masters of Science in Nursing OR Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
    • Current Licensure through the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners OR Licensed Physician Assistant by the Texas State Medical Board
    • Current prescriptive authority from the Texas Board of Nursing OR Current prescriptive authority from the Texas State Medical Board
    • Valid DEA license
    • 18+ months of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant
    • Comfortable managing a primarily Medicare-aged patient population
    • 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:


      • Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency
      • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees and maintain relationships with various health plans




        To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment



        Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 240,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity 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.





        Job Keywords: Nurse Practitioner, NP, Physician Assistant, PA, El Paso, TX, Texas

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