Field Nurse Practitioner - Tacoma/Pierce County
Molina Healthcare
 Bothell, WA

Job Summary

The Care Connections NPs focus on screening and preventive primary care services delivered in the home, community and nursing facility settings. As a clinician, you will have the rewarding experience of providing needed care in the environment that patients feel most comfortable and are most receptive including home, nursing facilities, and “pop up“ clinic. This is a special opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable people.

The Nurse Practitioner will be required to work primarily in non-clinical settings and provide medical care to all levels of patients. Some programs may focus on specific populations (e.g., adult and geriatric, pediatric, women's health).

He/she will perform comprehensive medical assessments, order appropriate tests/procedures for diagnostic purposes, formulate treatment plans, obtain specialists' consultations as needed, and do appropriate documentation as required.

Job roles and responsibilities emphasize a team-based approach to care and support each member of the team being trained to meet the highest level of function allowed by state law.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Provide general medical care to various and/or specific patient levels – adults, geriatric, and pediatrics.
  • Provides care coordination and preventative care services for geographical as well as virtual targets who are stratified by risk.
  • Schedule patient appointments for telehealth or in-person visits when appropriate
  • Provide post discharge coordination to reduce hospital readmission rates and emergency room utilization
  • Perform comprehensive evaluations including history and physical exams for risk adjustment and other regulatory assessments
  • Address both chronic and acute primary care complaints, and able to ascertain medical urgency
  • Establish and document reasonable medical diagnoses
  • Seek specialty consultation as appropriate
  • Order pertinent diagnostic laboratory and radiology testing for the medical diagnosis or presenting symptom; able to work within an environment of limited resources and therefore uses diagnostic tests judiciously and appropriately
  • Discuss unusual or unclear symptoms or results with consulting physician in a timely manner
  • Accept feedback and direction from the supervising physician
  • Create and implements a medical plan of care
  • Perform diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures within his/her level of training and expertise, and as outlined on the practice agreement and written protocol with the supervising physician
  • Perform face-to-face in-person visits in a variety of settings including home, skilled nursing facilities, and public locations.
  • Additionally, perform face-to-face synchronous video communications using TeleHealth platform based on business need and leadership direction
  • Order bulk laboratory orders to target specific populations of member.
  • Perform alternating on-call coverage to triage any urgent lab results and develop appropriate plan of care
  • Participate in community-based “Pop Up Clinics“ as way of building relationship with community while addressing gaps in health care
  • Collaborate with fellow nurse practitioners to develop best practices to efficiently and effectively carry out work duties
  • Actively participate in regional meetings
  • Prescribe medications as appropriate
  • Remain knowledgeable on current therapies
  • Perform timely documentation in medical records in an electronic medical record computer system
  • Engage in practices constituting the practice of medicine in collaboration with and under the medical direction and supervision of a licensed physician to the degree required by state laws. He/she may also function as and perform all duties reasonably expected and assigned to an RN such medication administration.
  • Work as a partner with his/her supervising physician. The NP is responsible for initiating collaboration, as it is needed.
  • The NP is responsible for knowing when a patient needs physician oversight and when the patient's medical condition may be beyond the scope of knowledge of the NP.

Job Qualifications

Required Education

  • Master's degree in family health from accredited nursing program

Required Experience

  • 3-5-year experience as a Registered Nurse and/or Nurse Practitioner, ideally in a home health, community health, or public health setting
  • Experience in chronic disease management and preventative care

Required License, Certification, Association

  • Completion of Nurse Practitioner program at the Master's level, with a national certification from one of the following organizations: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Current state-issued license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner

Preferred Education

N/A -

Preferred Experience

  • Previous experience as Nurse Practitioner, 3-5 years
  • Previous experience in Home health as a licensed clinician, especially in management of chronic conditions
  • Experience with underserved populations facing socioeconomic barriers to health care
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English is plus
  • Immunization and phlebotomy skills

Preferred License, Certification, Association

N/A -

To all current Molina employees: If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply through the intranet job listing.

Molina Healthcare offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Molina Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V.