Engagement APP- Nurse Practitioner- Akron area

Job Locations US-OH-Akron
ID
2024-5105
Category
Clinical Operations
Type
Active/Full Time/Regular

Job Summary

WELLBE INTRODUCTION

 

The WellBe care model is a Physician Led Advanced Practice clinician driven geriatric care (care of older adults) team focused on the care of the frail, poly-chronic, elderly Medicare Advantage patients.  This population is typically underserved and very challenged with access to care.   To address these problems, we have elected to bring the care to the patient, instead of trying to bring the patient to the care. Care is provided throughout the entire continuum of care – from chronic care and urgent care in the home, to hospital, to skilled nursing facility, to assisted living, to palliative care, to end of life care.  WellBe's physician/advanced practicing clinician led geriatric care teams’ partner with the patient’s primary care physician to provide concierge level geriatric medical care and social support in the home as well as delivering and coordinating across the entire care continuum.

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY

 

The Engagement Nurse Practitioner is responsible for modeling the WellBe values and mission in the care delivery for our patients. S/he is responsible for following the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and any other certified agencies for their region. As an advanced practice provider at WellBe, you will play a vital role in the care for our patients in their home. This role is critical to our overall interdisciplinary team and focuses on providing compassionate care to the patients who have both chronic and acute illnesses and injuries while supporting their ability to stay in their own home. Our Engagement Nurse Practitioners make up our patient intake team and are dedicated to onboarding eligible patients onto the WellBe care model. Engagement Nurse Practitioners are focused on completing the initial visit and assessment that begins the patient’s longitudinal care with WellBe’s broader care team. In this role the Engagement Nurse Practitioner delivers primary care in the home-based setting for patients. The Engagement Nurse Practitioners is a critical member of the care team that will be accountable for not only engaging new patients, but also ensuring we have a comprehensive medical record on file for the patient by completing  accurate, timely documentation of the patient records for these visits as part of our longitudinal model that will support transitioning these new patients to our longitudinal care Nurse Practitioners. This is a market level position that requires driving to patients across the full scheduled day. The successful candidate works as part of our broader interdisciplinary team to assist in delivering concierge-style, timely and high-quality care to every patient.

 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

 

  • Practices the WellBe mission: To help our patients lead healthier, meaningful lives by delivering the most CompleteCare™ to their patient panel.
  • Will primarily support in- home, patient-facing engagement visits to support patient care needs in the market.
  • Responsible for engaging attributed patients into WellBe program and supporting care needs and efforts to keep patients engaged.
  • Partners with other clinicians in the Care Community managing the health and wellbeing of
  • patients living in their homes.
  • Facilitates staff, patient, and family decision-making by providing educational resources.
  • Performs initial patient screenings/physical examinations, creates appropriate
  • assessment/plan and completes documentation in a timely manner.
  • May also be scheduled visits to help address any urgent care needs of the market patients, including transition of care visits.
  • Collaborates with community team to complete an initial welcome visit patient care assessment and plan.
  • Orders, interprets, and analyzes diagnostic tests and determine the need for follow-up. appointments and further treatment options per state supervisory agreement.
  • Prescribes and manage medications and treatments as appropriate, including but not limited to as
  • psychopharmacological agents per state supervisory agreement.
  • Updates patient records and check records for accuracy at each patient appointment.
  • Delivers the highest standard of quality care while maintaining all company metrics pertaining to appropriate patient needs.
  • Focuses clinical care delivery to support necessary items for documentation/coding, HEDIS measures, engagement of patients, and managing medical expenses.
  • Serves as a key resource for patients in delivering ongoing care information, counseling and guidance for any patients with critical conditions.
  • Utilizes all available resources to help care for patient needs and refers to internal/external resources as appropriate, such as WellBe behavioral health protocols.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and participate in regularly scheduled team meetings.
  • Maintains required unencumbered, active state licensure(s) and national certification(s).
  • Adheres to a professional code of conduct in patient care delivery including completion of care needs and documentation standards.
  • Oher tasks needed to accomplish team’s objectives/goals.

Job Requirements

Educational/ Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Nurse Practitioner studies from an accredited, master’s-level NP program (required)
  • Active, unencumbered Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner licenses in the posted state and must reside in state (required)
  • Current board certification, either AANC or AANP (required)
  • BLS certified and an active NPI# as an NP (required)
  • CPR certification (required)
  • Active, unencumbered DEA licensure or eligible to apply for upon hire (required)
  • Previous experience in home care, primary care, hospice, palliative care, or geriatrics strongly preferred, other complex patient health care experience also beneficial (preferred)
  • Have a valid driver’s license, car insurance, have access to a car and willingness to drive to patient
  • Requires homes visits to patients in a variety of residential settings
  • Requires proof of an active auto insurance policy (required)

 

 Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to conduct in- home setting visits
  • Demonstrated role proficiency with Microsoft Office; Excel, Word, G-suite, etc.
  • Proficient with office software, including Electronic Health Records, Scheduling Software and Ring Central applications
  • Role model in courageous teamwork, integrity, ethics, and productivity
  • Experience in diagnosing and treatment of ongoing, chronic and urgent medical/psychological conditions of older adults
  • Experience in panel management, primary care, geriatrics, internal medicine, palliative care
  • Experience in palliative care, and end-of-life communication
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Confident speaker to internal and external groups
  • Home care experience preferred

 

                          

Supervisory Responsibility: This position will have not have supervisory responsibility.

 

Travel requirements:  Travel may be required up to 100% locally to deliver patient care.

 

Work Conditions: Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.  Moving lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to 50lbs as well as assisting with weights of more than 100lbs.  Ability to stand for extended periods.

Ability to drive to patient locations (ie. home, hospital, SNF, etc).  Fine motor skills/Visual acuity.

 

 The preceding functions may not be comprehensive in scope regarding work performed by an employee assigned to this position classification.  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of this position.  Management also reserves the right to make reasonable accommodations so that a qualified employee(s) can perform the essential functions of this role

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