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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Wilmington, DE (Physician

Company: Optum
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

Family Practice/Primary Care opening in Newark, Delaware. 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 of businesses. We're also the career home for Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who are eager to bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. Join us and you'll discover a chance to build meaningful relationships with the patients, their families and the health care providers who are responsible for their care.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment. All medically related functions performed by a nurse practitioner are to be performed under the supervision of a properly licensed physician
  • Orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interpret test results for deviation from normal and Performs therapeutic procedures such as I&D, splinting, suturing, managing infection, and wound care
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions and Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate
  • Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens. Communicates with patients regarding testing results, follow-up care, and additional information Required Qualifications:
    • Master's degree (MSN) and certification by one of the Nurse Practitioner certifying bodies (ANCC or AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or a Master's degree and certification by one of the Physician Assistant certifying bodies is required.
    • Working Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations including the requirements of the HIPAA and OSHA and applicable state rules and regulations pertinent to medical practice
    • Ability to learn computer software programs; enter and maintain accurate data and statistical information in order to consistently prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials
    • Ability to Prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage (this includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods)
    • Ability to travel to other centers Preferred Qualifications:
      • 2+ years of clinical experience in an emergency medicine, urgent care, retail care, primary care and / or ambulatory care setting
        Working Conditions:
        • Center-Based
        • Requires working in a clinical setting
        • The noise level is moderate and there is a potential for exposure to infectious diseases and blood-borne pathogens
        • Ability to stand and sit for hours at a time, (with some bending and stooping)
        • Ability to use manual dexterity in relation to clinical requirements
        • Ability to lift 50lbs. Careers with MedExpress. Our focus is simple. We deliver high-quality, convenient, affordable health care in a patient-centric manner. With a full medical team, our neighborhood medical centers are open 12 hours a day, every day. We provide a broad scope of services including urgent care, employer health services, and basic wellness and prevention services. Everything we do is focused on our patients. And now we're part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, a team of more than 185,000 people working together to help people live healthier lives and to help the health system work better for everyone. We're a physician-led group with administrative offices in Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA - but you can become part of our elite team almost anywhere in the country.
          Join us. And start doing your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: 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. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing. Job Keywords: Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Kirkwood, DE, Delaware

Keywords: Optum, Newark , Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Wilmington, DE (Physician, Healthcare , Newark, Delaware

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