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UnitedHealth Group Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Des Moines IA 3500 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates in Des Moines, Iowa

UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) within the Clinical Redesign Team provides in-home primary care in collaboration with a behavioral health clinician to chronically ill and high risk patients in a variety of environments including private homes, and may include assisted living facilities, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, a clinic, and/or hospital settings. The ARNP exercises autonomy in medical decision making while collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to engage resources and strategies to address medical, functional, and social barriers to care.

If you are located in the Des Moines, IA area, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

This role will be based in Des Moines

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a patient panel with a daily schedule of multiple patient visits for complex primary care, post-hospital discharge stabilization, and follow up

  • Evaluate and document accurate patient histories to provide expert assessment and treatment of complex health conditions in a variety of settings: In-home visits, hospital visits, and phone encounters

  • Review, interpret, and integrate data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with the goals of reducing readmissions, avoiding nursing home placement when home care is possible and more dignified, and decreasing future avoidable medical system utilization and therefore cost

  • Develop plans of care using established trauma informed and person centered principles, demonstrating expertise in caring for individuals with complex needs

  • Manage medical emergencies, triage incoming calls, and prescribe medications

  • Assess level of functioning and appropriate care plan (treatment plan) goals and objectives

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to engage resources and strategies to address medical, functional, and social barriers to care

  • Provide diagnostic impressions and collaborate with other specialists of care providers for coordinated interventions to address symptomology

  • Assess risk levels and develop associated safety/wellness plans

  • Counsel and educate patients and families about acute and chronic conditions or concerns

  • Complete full and appropriate documentation of patient care in order to support professional billing for these services

  • Participate in rotating on-call rotation for similar care teams

  • Support matrix partners to ensure the business unit remains compliant with all clinical best-practices, regulatory requirements, and contract requirements

  • Collaborate with staff/leadership team to decrease unnecessary healthcare utilization and increase beneficial, cost-effective utilization using evidenced-based strategies

Clinical Redesign is a business unit focused on developing and deploying innovative direct care models for underserved populations. The business unit is housed within Community & State, the Dual Special Needs insurance arm of UnitedHealthcare. The Clinical Redesign Team is deploying a range of direct care models targeting both complex and healthy populations including members with medical, mental health, addiction, and social complexity with a trauma-informed approach. As the R&D, innovation team within Community & State, the business unit is charged with transforming the way care is delivered, to achieve better care at lower cost. The team also draws upon a range of business best practices to ensure the services will scale and spread with strong fidelity and high quality service delivery.

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:

  • Residence within the identified geographic territory for the program

  • Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) program

  • Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

  • 1+ years’ experience delivering primary care, family medicine, geriatric or acute care

  • 3+ years’ fulltime professional experience as an APN

  • Unrestricted nursing license in good standing through the applicable state of hire

  • 2+ years’ experience caring for both medically and socially complex populations and Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries

  • 3+ years of professional experience using technology including laptop, tablet, smart phone, Microsoft Outlook, electronic medical record, and various virtual business platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current DEA licensure with DATA-waiver (X-waiver)

  • 2+ years of experience working with SPMI/SMI population and individuals with substance use

  • Home care or home visit experience

  • Suicide assessment/prevention experience

  • Knowledge of palliative care philosophy and approach; familiarity with end of life care; hospice experience

  • Expertise in motivational interviewing

  • Knowledge of health benefits for DSNP and Medicaid in the assigned market

  • Familiar with the principles of trauma-informed care and engagement that embodies these principles

  • Previous experience with E-Clinical Works electronic medical record

  • Experience developing Wellness and Recovery Action Plans (WRAP)

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

*PLEASE NOTE* The Sign On Bonus is only 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.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

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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