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Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Company: Upward Health
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

**Collecting Applicants for future hiring needs - this is not for a current opening **GERIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER Upward Health is an in-home, multidisciplinary medical group providing 24/7 whole-person care. Our clinical team treats physical, behavioral, and social health needs when and where a patient needs help. Everyone on our team from our doctors, nurses, and Care Specialists to our HR, Technology, and Business Services staff are driven by a desire to improve the lives of our patients. We are able to treat a wide range of needs - everything from addressing poorly controlled blood sugar to combatting anxiety to accessing medically tailored meals - because we know that health requires care for the whole person. It's no wonder 98% of patients report being fully satisfied with Upward Health!WHY IS THIS ROLE CRITICALUpward Health is a dynamic team providing technology-enabled, integrated physical and behavioral care in our patients' homes. We deliver care that improves outcomes and reduces costs for patients with complex diagnoses and co-morbid, chronic conditions. Our Nurse Practitioners provide high quality, patient-centered, comprehensive primary care using our proprietary Facilitated Virtual Care--- platform. Providers see patients one-on-one from the comfort of home or office with Care Specialists in the patient's home assisting both the patient and provider. Providers also see patients in the field when medically necessary for the best possible outcome.Upward Health is looking for a Full Time, Nurse Practitioner with a focus in geriatrics. The position is responsible for providing real time monitoring for our patients with remote monitoring devices, performing primary care and urgent visits via our telehealth platform, and potential COVID testing for our patients. We provide training, malpractice insurance and an energetic team dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Triage, diagnose, and treat patients at home or via our virtual care platform.Function as day-to-day clinical leader, providing decision support, directing the multidisciplinary team.Determine need for non-urgent and urgent visits in the patient's home or virtually to avoid unnecessary ED visits and hospital admissions.Provide a positive patient experience including quality of care recommended and tone/messaging with which care is delivered.Coordinate with other physicians across the continuum of care, including PCP, hospitalist, and SNF providers to smooth transitions and prevent readmissions.Participate in the on-call provider schedule to provide coverage for our 24/7 patient hotline as defined by clinical processes and procedures. This will require after hours and weekend availability via phone on a recurring basis.Perform other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Experience in providing urgent and emergent care, managing complex, polychronic patients.Experience working in a hospital setting.Experience working with both Medicare and Medicaid patients.Demonstrated expertise in caring for patients with high acuity and high probability for a rapid change in condition to effectively screen, monitor, and treat a patient in their home.Dedication to transforming care for patients wherever they call home.Ability to support and provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team.Excellent written, computer, and oral communication skills - communicate with clinical team thoroughly and proactively.QUALIFICATIONS:Ideal candidate has a minimum of 3-5 years' experience as a provider.Ideal Candidate has Advanced Nursing License in State of Practice.A valid driver's license and auto liability insurance/Travel - Mostly virtual.Upward Health is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. PI97529f9785a2-25660-32852308

Keywords: Upward Health, San Mateo , Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , San Mateo, California

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