Field Nurse Practitioner - Health Plan

Location: Hartford, CT
Date Posted: 02-01-2018
Field Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Managed Care
Hartford, CT
** Requires travel to Member Homes and other Care Settings - Company Car provided and/or Mileage Reimbursed. **
Your Job Summary:

The Nurse Practitioner will serve as the primary care provider for a panel of complex Medicare Advantage members, focused on providing comprehensive care in the home.  The NP will work collaboratively as part of a mobile clinical team of advanced practice colleagues, physicians, medical assistants, and case managers in each county to bring integrated care to the most in need.  The NP will be responsible for effective primary and chronic care for complex medical issues, leveraging history of proven impact in Medicare Advantage and established training process for advanced practice clinicians.  The NP is responsible for managing his or her population of patients longitudinally through high-touch interactions and delivery of clinical services in the home and across other sites of care, such as clinical care centers, or other settings, as appropriate, and under the direction of the physician leadership.  The NP team will report to a physician lead in each county and join a national group of advanced practice clinicians serving Medicare and Medicaid patients.
Your Reward:

Work with an exceptional organization focused exclusively on promoting the health care and quality of life for its members.  The forward-looking health plan has a demonstrated passion for finding innovative ways to enhance member’s ability to manage their own health.
Your Background: 

Valid, unrestricted state Nurse Practitioner (N.P.) certification and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (A.P.R.N.) license.
Master’s Degree in Nursing Required as well as Board Certification and NPI billing number.
Furnishing and DEA licensure / Prescribing authority in good standing with the state, including Medicare Part D Prescriber
Requires 2-3 years clinical experience as an NP with geriatric/adult population; previous experience in home-based services and/or complex cases is preferred.
Prefer additional 2-5 years of broad nursing experience, ideally working in acute care settings such as: ICU, CCU, telemetry, ER, as well as primary care, behavioral health, palliative care, and med-surgical.
Intermediate computer literacy, including electronic medical record documentation, is required.
Willingness to serve as a case manager and social worker when needed.
Excellent patient and family communication skills (written and oral) and a sensitivity to different cultures.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a variety of individuals including physicians, health plans, hospital and provider office staff, patients and their families.
Must be willing and able to travel to area medical centers, hospitals, SNFs, and member homes (vehicle provided or mileage reimbursed). 
Your Duties:

The Nurse Practitioner assumes responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients, and formulates a care plan and prognosis, based on the patient’s condition.  The NP acts as the key point of contact for patients managing both acute and chronic diseases and advises patients on goal setting and action plans as the primary focus of managing their disease.  They perform physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines in order to assist physician in diagnosing medical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care.  Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs, explaining the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.  Takes patient histories, conducts physical examinations, records physical findings, and prepares patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings.  The Nurse Practitioner discusses each case with the Physician and other health professionals to prepare a comprehensive patient care plan.  Submits the health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by the Physician, consulting with supervising Physician when patient's progress does not meet anticipated or predetermined criteria.  Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.  Refers patients to the Physician for consultation or specialized health resources for treatment.  The NP works directly with patients and their caregivers to monitor their care, to identify and facilitate completion of preventative and follow-up care as it related to assigned patients, and to conduct home visits at the patient’s home when needed.  The NP also participates in On-Call program which may include after-hours, weekend and holiday calls and visitations.
Kevin Slafkosky
VP, East Region
410.885.4745 (CALL – TEXT – FAX)

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