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Field-Based Family Nurse Practitioner

Company: Molina Healthcare
Location: Emerson
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

***We have an extensive training program for new Grads!***


Job Summary

The Care Connections NPs focus on screening and preventive primary care services delivered in the home, community, and nursing facility settings. Provides needed care in the environment that patients feel most comfortable and are most receptive including home, nursing facilities, and "pop up" clinic.

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).

Perform comprehensive medical assessments, order appropriate tests/procedures for diagnostic purposes, formulate treatment plans, obtain specialists' consultations as needed, and do appropriate documentations 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.


Provide general medical care to various and/or specific patient levels - adults and geriatric.

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

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 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 carry out work duties efficiently and effectively

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. May also function as and perform all duties reasonably expected and assigned to an RN such medication administration.

Work as a partner with 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.


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 an active and unrestricted national certification from one of the following organizations: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; American Nurses Credentialing Center

Active and unrestricted state-issued license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner

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

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.


Keywords: Molina Healthcare, Tenafly , Field-Based Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Emerson, New Jersey

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