MemorialCare Medical Group is seeking to add an outstanding Nurse Practitioner to its expanding WHOLE Life Program in the central Orange County area.WHOLE Life provides care to patients experiencing complex health challenges who are currently unable to visit their primary care physician (PCP). The goals of the program include timely, focused care to improve patient health, quality of life, and the ability to follow-up with a primary care physician in the clinic setting. This home visit program is coordinated on behalf of the patient’s PCP. The WHOLE Life Nurse Practitioner will provide frequent updates to the patient’s care team and generate specialty care referrals as needed. The Nurse Practitioner will provide individualized, compassionate care on behalf of the PCP in the home setting, board and care, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities.
MemorialCare Medical Group is a physician-based organization with more than 2,000 employed and affiliated physicians in Orange and Los Angeles counties. MemorialCare Health System is listed among the top 20 percent of health systems nationwide by Thomson Reuters, one of the top 100 integrated healthcare networks nationwide, and the top 10 in the west region by IMS. MemorialCare Health System is the predominant fully integrated health system in the Southern Los Angeles County and Orange County with over 200 locations.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
In this full-time role, you’ll be working independently to manage and coordinate medically complex patients with regards to the following:
Provide history and physical as appropriate for each patient
Effectively identify, evaluate, and address acute health conditions as well as disease prevention and health promotion issues
Ability to perform many procedures, including wound closure, I&D, foreign body removal, etc.
Maintains legible, accurate and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatments, outcomes, education, referrals and consultation
Refer, as necessary certain medically necessary non-emergent hospital and specialty services
Coordinate and direct appropriate care for patient by means of an initial diagnosis and treatment, obtaining second opinions as necessary and consultation with contracted specialists
Follow-up on referrals made to specialists to assess the results of the care, medication regimen and special treatment and ensure continuous care
Establish procedures to contact patients when they miss appointments, require re-scheduling for additional visits, or confirming referrals to a specialist for care
Coordinate patient referrals for other service
Submit services with the usual and customary billed charges in a timely fashion
Responsible for a mental health assessment, ruling out mental disorders due to a general medical condition, ruling out substance related disorders and identifying general medical conditions that cause or exacerbate psychological symptoms
Establish and maintain effective relationships with members and their caregivers in collaboration with clinical staff, PCP’s, specialists, Social Workers, Case Managers, etc.
Identify the appropriate level of care, i.e., hospitalization, home health, palliative care or hospice.
Participate in clinical and operational data collection to demonstrate the impact of the program.
2-3 years NP experience in acute care, primary care or urgent care.
Master’s Degree in Nursing (required)
Active RN license in the State of California (required)
Current BLS certification (required)
Current Nurse Practitioner certification in the State of California (required)