Nurse Practitioner

Somatus

Avon, IN, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Industry: Health Care
  • Post Date: 10/14/2021
  • Website: www.somatus.com
  • Company Address: 1861 International Dr, McLean, Virginia 22102, US

About Somatus

Somatus partners with leading health plans, health systems, nephrology and primary care groups to provide integrated care for patients with or at risk of developing kidney disease. As the market leader in value-based kidney care, Somatus’ vertically integrated clinical services and technology delay or prevent disease progression, decrease avoidable hospital utilization, improve quality and care coordination, and increase the use of home dialysis modalities and rates of kidney transplantation.

Job Description

The nurse practitioner will be responsible for the delivery of medical care to patients primarily with CKD and/or ESRD/ESKD.  The nurse practitioner will be responsible for caring for patients, maintaining accurate and current patient records and scheduling, and administering follow-up appointments to patients as required.  The successful candidate will work as a team with our field-based nurses, community health workers, and physicians and assist in delivering premium care to every patient.  Primary duties include patient health assessment, creating strategies to improve or manage a patient health, and introduce habits for health promotion.  Generally, nurse practitioners perform the important task of educating patients about preventative care and prescribed treatments.  He/she may also conduct physicals, order tests, prescribe medications, and serve as a coordinator with the patient's primary healthcare provider and their specialists. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts assessments, which may include annual wellness exams on patients both in the patients’ home and in the dialysis centers.
  • Counsels and educates patients and families about benefits and programs available to help them live healthier lives.
  • Documents items such as: appropriate chief complaint, all applicable diagnosis, past medical, family, and social history, review of systems, examinations, medications, allergies, assessment and plan.
  • Responsible for the coordination of care with primary care providers, specialists and appropriate ancillary services.
  • Completes all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Maintains quality of care standards as defined by the practice.
  • This position will not be office-based but will be remote in state in which employed and will need to attend periodic training/meetings outside of that state.
  • Facilitates closing gaps in care by educating patients about preventive monitoring and working with physician practices to schedule diagnostic testing.
  • Assists patients with enrolling to access educational videos.
  • Participates in the integrated care team meetings.
  • Knowledge of disease diagnosis and prevention.
  • Make assessment of patient’s health status.
  • Develop treatment plan.
  • Implement a plan consistent with appropriate plan of care.
  • Follow-up and evaluate patient’s status.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Active and unrestricted Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner license.
  • Board certified by ANCC or AANP.
  • Current and unrestricted DEA certificate.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and practice autonomously.
  • Access to transportation, a valid driver’s license and car insurance.
  • Must be proficient with medical instruments and equipment required by the work.
  • Knowledge of computer-based data management programs and information systems, as well as medical records and point-of-interview technology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in verbal and written form, with retail and medical partners at various levels, patients, family members, physicians and representatives of the community.
  • Sound understanding of all federal and state regulations including HIPAA and OSHA.

Preferred

  • 1 or more years of NP experience preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Managed Care/IPA/Health Plan experience.
  • Experience conducting annual wellness visits or similar comprehensive visits in the home.

OTHER DUTIES:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.  Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.  Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

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