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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Oncology - Las Vegas, NV - 923524

Las Vegas, NV 89101
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    923524

OptumCare Cancer Care of Nevada is looking for a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to provide psychosocial services to our patients within the Oncology setting. As a new provider on our team, you will be both a care provider and Psychosocial service department lead. Youll work with physician leaders, interdisciplinary teams and operations to develop and implement the program as part of our commitment to providing full continuum of cancer care in our world class oncology center.

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You will fulfill a number of duties, encompassed under the scope of psychological practice, to enhance the cancer patients experience, and to strengthen the goals of the Cancer Patient Support Services program. Youll work closely with the Supportive Care oncology team and oncologists to enhance the quality of life and health outcomes of cancer patients and their caregivers by addressing their emotional, psychological, cognitive and social needs. You will conduct psychological assessments, provide individual and group counseling, and provide consultation and treatment of psychiatric disorders and emotional conditions in patients with cancer. As a patient/family advocate youll help patients navigate the healthcare system and facilitate team support of identified cancer patient and family needs through ongoing communication with multi-disciplinary OptumCare Cancer Care physicians and providers. Youll need to demonstrate knowledge of age-specific differences in the cancer patient population, including adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes: psychological and developmental differences unique to each group.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Identify psychological, social, financial and behavioral issues that may interfere with a patients treatment plan and adversely affect treatment outcomes
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  • Identify and ensure psychosocial distress screening process is evaluated, documented, and the findings are reported to the cancer committee
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  • Community involvement through leadership or organizing prevention, screening and support programs offered through ACS, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cancer Support Community, etc.
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  • Facilitation or co-facilitation of a support group for individuals impacted by cancer
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  • Participate in Cancer Committee and Tumor Boards
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  • Participate in new program development to meet a new need or enhance patient care by assisting with the development and implementation of policies and procedures for psychosocial distress screening for cancer patients.
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  • Facilitate a Patient/Family Advisory Council
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Youll 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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Valid/current State of Nevada Nurse Practitioner license or ability to obtain
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  • Certification through ANCC, AANP, or ONCC
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  • 3+ years of experience working as a NP or 3+ years of mental health background will be considered
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  • Prior experience working with Oncology patients in an outpatient setting
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  • Prior experience providing psychiatric care to patients
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  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and localmasking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.
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  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role.
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Board of Oncology Social Work Certification preferred but not required
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  • Active Nevada Social Work license if OSW Certified
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  • Prior experience of meeting section 5.2 (psychosocial distress screening tool and program management) of the Commission of Cancer accreditation standard
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  • PMHNP certification
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  • Community involvement through leadership or organizing programs offered through ACS, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cancer Support Community, etc
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Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
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"OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCares support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare 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.
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"OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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"Job Keywords: AOCNP, PMHNP, oncology nurse practitioner, psychosocial coordinator
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Posted: 2021-04-08 Expires: 2021-07-16

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