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Nurse Practitioner

Somatus

Indianapolis, IN, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Industry: HealthCare Services
  • Post Date: 04/02/2024
  • Website: somatus.com
  • Company Address: 1861 International Dr, McLean, Virginia 22102, US
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Somatus

Somatus partners with leading health plans, health systems, nephrology and primary care groups to provide integrated care for patients with or at risk of developing kidney disease. As the market leader in value-based kidney care, Somatus’ vertically integrated clinical services and technology delay or prevent disease progression, decrease avoidable hospital utilization, improve quality and care coordination, and increase the use of home dialysis modalities and rates of kidney transplantation.

Job Description

The nurse practitioner will be responsible for the delivery of medical care to patients primarily with CKD and/or ESRD/ESKD. Primary duties include completing an annual risk assessment visit, creating strategies to improve or manage a patient health status, provide support to the Somatus Care Team for patients with complex needs, and assist with quality care gap closure.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts annual risk assessments visits in the patient’s home and or via telehealth
  • Counsels and educates patients and families about benefits and programs available to help them live healthier lives.
  • Documents a complete history which includes a medical plan with appropriate clinical recommendations.
  • Responsible for the coordination of care with Somatus Careteam, primary care providers, specialists and appropriate ancillary services.
  • Completes all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Maintains quality of care standards as defined by the practice.
  • This position will not be office-based but will be in the state in which employed and will need to attend periodic training/meetings outside of that state.
  • Facilitates closing gaps in care by educating patients about preventive, monitoring and working with Somatus Careteam and physician practices to schedule diagnostic testing.

Participates in the integrated care team meetings.

  • Knowledge of disease diagnosis, prevention, and up to date clinical guidelines.
  • Participates in care coordination with the Careteam
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required

  • Active and unrestricted Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner license.
  • Board certified by ANCC or AANP.
  • Current CPR card by American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  • At least 2 to 3 years of experience in primary care or family practice managing chronic conditions
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and practice autonomously.
  • Reliable transportation and private, secure office space to conduct telehealth visits.
  • Must be proficient with medical instruments and equipment required for the work.
  • Knowledge of computer-based data management programs and information systems, as well as medical records and point-of-interview technology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in verbal and written form, with retail and medical partners at various levels, patients, family members, physicians and representatives of the community.
  • Sound understanding of all federal and state regulations including HIPAA and OSHA.

 

Preferred

  • Managed Care/IPA/Health Plan experience.
  • Knowledge of HCC and recapturing chronic diagnoses.
  • Nephrology experience is highly desired.
  • Experience conducting annual risk assessment visits or similar comprehensive visits in the home.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 
 
Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law. 
 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
 
Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. 

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