Nurse Practitioner - Peoples Health - Houma, LA

    • Houma, LA

Position Description

What you do matters. And who you do it for matters even more. If you're looking for more meaningful impact, you should take a serious look at our growing organization. Since our founding in the mid-90's, Peoples Health has brought innovation and compassion to Medicare patients throughout Louisiana. Now, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, our team consists of over 900 people who are experienced in all aspects of care delivery, health maintenance and administrative support. It's our goal to help guide over 60,000 Medicare recipients across the broad spectrum of health and dental services. We're committed to the highest purpose; improving lives. And that makes us the singular place to do your life's best work.(sm)

The Nurse Practitioner holds primary responsibility to conduct clinical assessment(s) of PH members, documents and codes encounters in the authorized electronic medical record system(s), in an effort to improve our plan member's quality of life and to facilitate optimal health outcomes through cost-effective healthcare. The NP reports to the NP Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessments in a variety of settings on health plan members, including past medical history, review of symptoms, physical examination, medication review and depression screening
  • Responsible for checking vitals, conducting a physical exam that includes monofilament test and foot exam (as appropriate)
  • Identify diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management in the furtherance of treatment
  • Formulate a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge and judgment and the findings of your assessment
  • Communicate findings in your assessment that will be used to inform the PCP of potential gaps in care
  • Educate members on topics such as disease process, medication and compliance
  • Comply with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information (PHI)

Since all jobs may involve in-home visits, the ability to work autonomously and extensive travel will be required. You should also be comfortable working with geriatric patients who have a variety of health complications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active, unencumbered license to practice nursing in the assigned state
  • Nurse Practitioner Certification from either the ANCC, AANP or AACN as Adult, Geriatric, Family or Acute Care NP
  • 1+ year of clinical experience in highest level of education OR 3+ years of experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
  • Ability to obtain prescriptive authority post-hire in states where applicable
  • Ability to spend at least 1 hour with a member in their home, if applicable, which may be in remote areas, in the presence of pets or individuals who are tobacco users
  • Ability to lift a 30 pound bag in and out of car and to navigate stairs and a variety of dwelling conditions and configurations


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Gerontology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Family Medicine
  • Home care or home visit experience
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate with seniors and their families
  • Computer literate and able to navigate the internet

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement.
The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time to do your life's best work. SM

*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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