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Nurse Practitioner (Care at Home)

Largo, FL


Hiring Company

Alignment Healthcare

Position Description

Nurse Practitioner (Care at Home) - Pinellas, FL

As a leader in the care of older adults, we are seeking an Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) who enjoys managing complex patients in a collaborative, highly coordinated home-based setting. The provider will work closely with physicians, social workers, case managers, nutritionists, and other members of our health care team, as well as participate in multidisciplinary conferences that focus on the frailest members. He/she will have access to advanced technology, including a robust home monitoring system, Allscripts EMR, and a proprietary decision support tool that synthesizes data from a variety of sources into actionable alerts that drive care.

Our innovative clinical model values clinician time and judgment over more traditional measures of productivity. A typical day will consist of 4-5 home visits, with some clinic work in one of our Pinellas Care Centers during busier enrollment periods. New appointment times are one hour, with 30-45 minute follow-up visits. Clinic and home based care hours are M-F 8:00-5:00pm with a half day of admin time per week. He/she will also have the opportunity to visit attributed patients in the hospital and skilled nursing facilities.

Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include medical, dental, 401K retirement plan, malpractice, short-term and long-term disability. PTO and CME stipend are also included.

General Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct in-home assessments (with some outpatient clinical work) on health plan members.

The In-Home Assessment includes:

  • Past medical history
  • Review of symptoms
  • Physical examination
  • Medication review
  • Cognitive/Depression screenings
  1. Provide patient education, emphasizing importance of consistent monitoring of health needs, and recommending community resources
  2. Facilitate patient empowerment and quality of life by promoting educated, independent patient choice on all aspects of care
  3. Responsible for checking vitals, BMI, conducting a physical exam that includes urine dipstick, and foot exam (as appropriate)
  4. Identify diagnoses to be used in care management and active medical management in the furtherance of treatment.
  5. Formulate a list of current and past medical conditions using clinical knowledge and judgment in addition to the findings of your assessment.
  6. Communicate findings in your assessment that will be used to inform the PCP of potential gaps in care
  7. Educate members on topics such as disease process, medication, and compliance
  8. Comply with all HIPAA regulations and maintain security of protected health information (PHI)

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have active Florida Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant state license
  • Must have active Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Board Certification
  • Must have current BLS Certification
  • Must have valid Florida driver license and automobile insurance
  • Knowledge of clinical standards of care
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in geriatrics, adult care
  • Home care or home visit experience
  • Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills
  • Effective communication skills with older adults
  • Computer literate and able navigate the internet
  • Ability to work independently
  • Detail oriented
  • Dependable and reliable

Essential Physical Functions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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