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Complex Care Nurse Practitioner - The Polyclinic Clinic - Tacoma, WA




Tacoma, Washington, United States

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OptumCare Washington is looking for full time or part time Advanced Practice Clinicians (APC, either a nurse practitioner/physician associate) to provide clinical care across a variety of settings and address the gaps in care that are often missed in traditional clinic visits.

The position will involve floating to various clinics and meeting with patients to:

  • Document and address chronic conditions (thereby improving documentation)
  • Identify and address factors related to chronic conditions that may not have been recognized and to further work with patients to better achieve optimum health status.
  • Educate patients about resources available to them within Optum care network
  • When necessary, link patients to care management or other services.

The clinicians we seek are those who practice medicine with a focus on patient care, not volume. We want our clinicians to take the time needed to truly address our patients’ needs. We are looking for clinicians who are comfortable in various settings (including the home), able to establish rapport with patients, and willing to be flexible. Sites of care could include (but are not limited to)

  • Various specialty clinics within The Everett Clinic or the Polyclinic (exact locations in scope will be determined depending on clinician home base)
  • Home visits
  • Primary care clinics (particularly within practices affiliated with Optum care network.

Optumcare network offers competitive pay with financial incentives for yielding strong metrics on quality care while promoting resource stewardship. We provide our clinicians an excellent benefits package which includes career development pathways, paid license renewals, charitable sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities.

OCN consists of the Polyclinic, The Everett Clinic, and several affiliated independent practices, all of which are physician/clinician led communities deeply rooted in their regions. It also If you’re looking to join a physician-led community making a difference in healthcare, OCN is the place for you

Position Details:

  • Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Full Time Position
  • No nights or weekends required
  • Variable locations (including home visits)
  • See ~10-12 patients a day through a range of modalities (office and telemedicine visits) while in the clinic
  • See 6-7 patients/day when doing home visits
  • Ensure problem lists accurately reflect chronic conditions
  • Ensure all these conditions are addressed annually
  • Ensure patients have regular, comprehensive, holistic interactions with their care teams
  • Systematically address patients’ self-management support needs
  • Educate patients about available resources (including 24 hour RN call line, home visit options, dispatch health, care management)

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Unrestricted WA Medical License
  • Current DEA certificate required prior to start date
  • Current association certification as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
  • 2+ years of experience or more in an outpatient setting as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Associate (preferred)
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualification:

  • Training or experience in gerontology, geriatric medicine and/or chronic care

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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About OptumCare:
At OptumCare, we’ve found that putting clinicians at the center of care is the best way to improve lives. Our physician-led organization is one of the most dynamic and progressive health care organizations in the world, serving over 17 million people through more than 45,000 aligned physicians and 9,000 advanced practice clinicians. You will find our team working in local clinics, surgery centers and urgent care centers, within care models focused on managing risk, higher quality outcomes and driving change through collaboration and innovation. Learn more at

Would you thrive with OptumCare?

  • Do you practice evidence-based medicine?
  • Are you seeking a practice focused on patient-centered quality care, not volume?
  • Are you a team player - comfortable delegating and empowering teams?
  • Are you constantly seeking better ways to do things?
  • Do you want to be part of something better?

Washington Residents Only: The salary range for Washington residents is $85,000to $167,300. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.