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Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric - Hartford, CT - 10K Sign On Bonus for External Candidates at UnitedHealth Group

Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric - Hartford, CT - 10K Sign On Bonus for External Candidates

UnitedHealth Group Hartford, CT Full Time

$10K Sign On Bonus available to external candidates

Full Time Opportunity 

We're fast becoming the nation's largest employer of Nurse Practitioners; offering a superior professional environment and incredible opportunities to make a difference in the lives of patients. This growth is not only a testament to our model's success but the efforts, care, and commitment of our Nurse Practitioners.

In this role, you will represent Optum as you provide consultative behavioral health to primary care provider serving patients in long term care settings. You’ll interact closely with the facility staff and providers throughout the community; educating, building relationships and showing leadership in how to best address the complex needs of the patient and family. This is a flexible, autonomous role that creates enormous satisfaction as you impact the care and comfort of our aging population.

  • No weekends, No major holidays
  • No on call
  • Team focus on patient goals of care, non-pharmacological approach
  • Team focus on education

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage behavioral conditions in collaboration with social workers, psychiatrist and Medical providers
  • Perform comprehensive behavioral health assessments
  • Document findings consistent with Optum and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations
  • Facilitate agreement and implementation of the member’s plan of care by engaging the care team
  • Evaluate the effectiveness, necessity, and efficiency of the plan, making revisions as needed
  • Assures that the aligns with the member’s needs and wishes  
  • Coordinate care as member’s transition through different levels of care and care settings
  • Includes the expertise of social work and other disciplines in care plan
  • Assess the needs of members and families while facilitating any adjustments to the plan of care as situations and conditions change
  • Evaluate plan of care for cost effectiveness while meeting the needs of members, families, and providers to decreases high costs, poor outcomes and unnecessary hospitalization 
  • Exhibit original thinking and creativity in the development of new and improved methods and approaches to behavioral health in the LTC setting

Consider this: Success in this role requires learning how to strike a balance between clinical and customer service/business mindset. Your work within these independently owned/operated long term care facilities means that you represent us not just with our members and their families but also with the employees and leaders of each facility. Balancing how to work with, educate, and service the facilities’ staff while also providing the members with the clinical and caring attention can be a challenge.


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:

  • Current, unrestricted NP license in the state of assignment or the ability to obtain
  • Ability to obtain DEA licensure/Prescriptive Authority post-hire in states where applicable
  • Clinical background and national certification as ANP, FNP, GNP or PA-C required or the ability to obtain 
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License with the ability to travel between nursing homes and/or care settings
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMHNP Liscense
  • 1+ years of experience in a long-term care setting or community setting
  • Post-grad hands-on clinical experience


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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)

Connecticut Residents Only: The salary range for Connecticut residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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.

**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.


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.

Job Keywords: Nurse Practitioner, NP, Long Term Care, LTC, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Primary Care, Assessment, Home Care, House Calls, Hartford, CT, Connecticut

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