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Nurse Practitioner (Must be Able to Conduct Home Visits in Whittier and North Orange County)

Company: Alignment Healthcare
Location: Whittier
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

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*****MUST BE ABLE TO CONDUCT HOME VISITS IN WHITTIER AND NORTH ORANGE COUNTY*****

*****Must Have an Active California State License as a Nurse Practitioner*****

The Alignment Care Anywhere program is a physician-led and advanced practice clinician-driven program that is intended to care for and support Alignment Healthcare patients by proactively providing an additional level of medical and social support in the comfort of their home. This program provides patients with medical and social support when and where they need it, with the goal of preventing unnecessary hospitalizations, health complications, and unmanaged disease progression that can occur when timely clinical interventions are not provided or are not accessible. Our home-based program is offered to eligible patients at no cost to them.
In this role, you will conduct in-home health assessments on a panel of enrolled Medicare Advantage members within a geographic area of responsibility. Our members are typically aged 65 and over and home visits will range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on whether it is a follow-up or a comprehensive initial visit. The nature of the home visit will vary and visit frequency will be based on the member's acuity level (i.e., weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.). You will work within an interdisciplinary team environment that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and community health specialists to provide and support both the clinical and social aspects of care for your assigned member/patient panels.
General Duties/Responsibilities:
(May include but are not limited to)
• Conduct in-home assessments on Alignment members.
• The in-home assessment includes:
• Past medical history
• Review of symptoms
• Physical examination
• Medication review
• Cognitive/depression screenings
• Provide patient education, emphasizing importance of consistent monitoring of health needs, and recommending community resources
• Facilitate patient empowerment and quality of life by promoting educated, independent patient choice on all aspects of care
• Matching care desired with care given while providing true, informed consent
• Responsible for checking vitals, BMI, conducting a physical exam
• 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 generate a post-visit summary note to the PCP updating him/her and as well as identifying potential gaps in care
• Educate members on topics such as chronic conditions, self-care, sick-day plans, and medication and compliance
• Participate in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss and develop the most appropriate care plans possible based on the needs of our members/patients.
• Comply with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information (PHI)
Minimum Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Minimum Experience:
a. Computer literacy/EMR proficiency
b. At least one (1) year prior clinical experience
2. Education/Licensure:
a. Active California state license as a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
b. Active Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Board Certification
c. Medicare Part D Prescriber
d. Valid California driver license and current automobile insurance
e. NP (Nurse Practitioner): i. Active RN License (Must, upon hire)
ii. Active NP License (Must, upon hire)
iii. Furnishing number (Must, upon hire)
iv. NPI Number (Must, upon start)
v. DEA Number (Must, within 6 months of start)
vi. Board Certification: AANP, ANCC (Must, within 6 months of start)
vii. Valid BLS (Basic Life Support) (Must, upon start)
viii. Valid ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Preferred)
f. PA (Physician Assistant):
i. Active PA License (Must, upon hire)
ii. NPI Number (Must, upon start)
iii. DEA Number (Must, within 6 months of start)
iv. Board Certification: NCCPA (Must, within 6 months of start)
v. Valid BLS (Basic Life Support) (Must, upon start)
vi. Valid ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Preferred)
3. Other:
a. Knowledge of current clinical standards of care
b. Ability to work independently
c. Experience in care of older adult (geriatric) patients preferred
d. Home care experience preferred
e. Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills preferred
f. Effective communication skills especially with older adults preferred
g. Previous Allscripts EMR experience preferred but not required preferred
4. Work Environment
a. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

On August 17, 2021, Alignment implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment subject to applicable laws concerning exemptions/accommodations. This policy is part of Alignment's ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and community, and to support public health efforts.
Alignment Healthcare, LLC is proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. We are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disable/Protected Veteran.
If you require any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in completing the online application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact Alignment Healthcare.


Keyphrases: gerontologist jobs, long term care nurse jobs, long term care nursing jobs

Keywords: Alignment Healthcare, Whittier , Nurse Practitioner (Must be Able to Conduct Home Visits in Whittier and North Orange County), Healthcare , Whittier, California

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