Nurse Practitioner - (Senior Care Experience Required)

Nurse Practitioner - NP Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Minnesota


Description

Position at Lifespark

Are you still searching for the vocational experience that you envisioned when you chose to become a Nurse Practitioner? Are you looking for an opportunity to break the mold of traditional healthcare and contribute to new patient and family experiences? Lifesprk, a leader in holistic senior care, is looking for vocationally committed clinicians to join our team in the Twin Cities. 

Nurse Practitioners are key members of Lifesprk Health’s professional medical practice. We deliver primary care and consultative services to frail and complex patient populations. This currently includes home-based primary care in the community and on senior housing campuses, attending physician and APRN services in transitional care units, and in our innovative Hospital at Home program. We utilize a combination of in-person and telehealth visits inside a multidisciplinary team-based model. Patients and their caregivers receive expert, accessible, and compassionate care.

This collaborative and dynamic medical practice is led by industry experts in geriatrics and senior care services. It is delivered under the umbrella of a larger Lifesprk enterprise which provides whole person senior care to broad populations of seniors. Lifesprk has value-based arrangements with payers which allows clinicians to practice independent of traditional healthcare and payment constraints. These payment methodologies allow clinicians to practice the way they always envisioned when they chose to join the caring profession. And you will be part of a team that focuses on seniors who need you the most! This is why you became a Nurse Practitioner!

 

Position Functions and Responsibilities

  • Delivers whole person senior primary care services to members residing in their homes, institutional settings and senior campuses.
  • Builds relationships with patients and caregivers to ensure high value outcomes are obtained.
  • Utilizes evidenced based practice guidelines, assessment tools, standards, processes to deliver best in class geriatric care.
  • Performs focused and comprehensive assessments to develop an overall health care plan that ties to their Life Plan.
  • Manages acute and chronic health conditions timely and effectively, based on member acuity.
  • Follows up on interventions, consults and changes in health treatment plan.
  • Documents accurately and timely to reflect the member’s health status.
  • Collaborates with Lifesprk team when member requires support, community services or other health related support services.
  • Communicates regularly with member, family, pertinent health services staff, including care conferences when appropriate.
  • Communicates with subspecialists and primary care providers in the community as needed
  • Integrates self into a team-based model of physicians, advance practice registered nurses, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, social workers, home health workers and team assistants.
  • While on-call after business hour work is paid separately and designed to be voluntary, it may be required under some circumstances
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Key Competencies and Attributes

  • Ability to develop strong and positive relationships with patients, caregivers, and team members
  • Comfortable with complexity.
  • Strong knowledge of medical management and commitment to use of evidence when it exists and acknowledgement when it does not.
  • Interest in managing problems holistically including attention to cognitive, functional and psychosocial domains
  • Strong communication skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • Strong customer service qualities including empathy, positivity, desire to serve, resourcefulness and reliability
  • Independently motivated yet possesses a collaborative spirit and desire to be part of a team

 

Qualifications

  • A current Minnesota APRN and RN license and DEA license
  • Certification in Geriatrics preferred OR strong experience required.
  • Board certification through ANCC or AANP
  • Meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges.
  • Communicates effectively in verbal, written, and electronic methods.
  • Able to work in non-traditional settings (client homes, nursing homes, and from home)

It has been and will continue to be our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, public assistance status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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