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SNFist Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant – WellMed Medical Group – Corpus Christi, TX

UnitedHealth Group

This is a Full-time position in Corpus Christi, TX posted July 25, 2021.

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)  
The SNFist Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) practices with a collaborative and comprehensive health care team who follows patients from a single payor system. The SNFist follows patients at Skilled Nursing Facilities in Corpus Christi. This is post-acute care where patients are transitioning out of the hospital and are usually discharged from the SNFs within a few weeks. Generally, the SNFist will see 16 patients a day and writing notes on each patient two times a week.  The schedule is Monday through Friday with some flexibility and the hospitalist team covers weekends. The SNFist’s performance will be tracked and comparatively reported using metrics related to the strategic direction and operational needs of the organization.  
Primary Responsibilities:

  • The SNFist is expected to be able to provide care consistent with their licensure and/or certification. 
  • Provides diagnosis, treatment and management of SNF patients according to current standards of care and accepted medical practice. 
  • Utilizes managed care processes for cost effective use of contracted specialists, lab, radiology and extended service providers. 
  • Completes medical documentation according to acceptable SNF and company standards 
  •  Communicates and coordinates with the primary care providers to ensure prompt post SNF follow-up care. 
  • Conducts effective and timely communication to patients and/or families regarding treatment plans, diagnoses, prognosis and discharge planning. 
  • Adheres to SNF core measure requirements. 
  • Participates in business and patient care meetings, if needed. Attends medical group educational activities. 
  • Shares call with the team to provide on-call coverage 24 hours a day, Monday – Friday, offsite by telephone, responding within time frames established by Hospitalist Team Director. Call is distributed equitably among team members and is not determined by seniority and/or longevity. 
  • Works side by side with Case Management to ensure smooth and prompt patient post SNF follow-up. 
  • 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
  • Valid DEA license
  • 18+ months of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant
  • Comfortable managing a primarily Medicare-aged patient population
  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor’s diagnosis of disease

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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, TX, Texas

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