Strive Health

Strive Health is built for purpose- to transform a broken kidney care system. We are fundamentally changing the lives of kidney disease patients through early identification and engagement, comprehensive coordinated care, and home-first dialysis. Strive’s model is driven by a high-touch care team that integrates with local providers and spans the entire care journey from CKD through ESRD, leveraging comparative and predictive data and analytics to identify patients at risk. Strive Health’s interventions significantly reduce the rate of emergent dialysis crash, cut inpatient utilization, and significantly improve patient outcomes and experience. Come join our journey as we create THE destination for top talent in the Healthcare community and set a new standard for how kidney care should be done.

Nurse Practitioner

As part of Strive’s interdisciplinary clinical care team, the Clinic + House Calls NP will utilize their advanced education, skills, and judgment to deliver advanced nursing care for CKD and ESRD patients. This role will perform a variety of visits to include in clinic and house calls. The Clinic/House Calls NP will be responsible for managing patient care by working with the Strive interdisciplinary team of social workers, care coordinators, pharmacists, dietitians, and physicians to provide best in class patient care. The Strive Clinic/House Calls NP will be an advocate, navigator, trusted clinician, and safety net for the patient while delivering exceptional clinical care, building empathy and trust with patients, and delivering a world class patient experience.

 

Essential Functions

  • Accountable for patient outcomes and KPIs for a panel of CKD and ESRD patients. 
  • Understands value based care and principles to practice.
  • Assess patient needs, deliver advanced quality nursing care, and achieve optimal patient outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease and ESRD. 
  • Obtains patient history, performs appropriate physical exam, orders and interprets diagnostic tests and lab values to identify and assess patient’s health care needs.   
  • On an ongoing basis, monitors and documents patient condition, response to the care plan and significant incidents.    
  • Alongside with other members of the interdisciplinary team, will assure that a patient’s need for immediate and/or emergent care is handled promptly and appropriately.   
  • Willingness to drive prevention at every opportunity to slow progression, decrease exacerbations, and minimize complications, while keeping in mind what the patient wants for their life.   
  • Accountable across the continuum of disease process, healthcare systems, and patient’s lives. 
  • Assesses the longitudinal needs of patients and individualizes them in the patient’s plan of care.  
  • Collaborates well with all levels of the clinical team and is able to align and influence the care needs of a patient. 
  • Follows evidence-based medicine and incorporates best practices into patient care.  
  • Follows established best practices for kidney care, including:
      • Patient Intake and Assessment
      • CKD clinical care including management of CKD progression and co-morbidities and support of transitions to renal replacement therapy or conservative care
      • ESRD clinical care and co-morbidity management
      • Preventative care
      • Patient engagement
      • Close monitoring of high-risk patients
      • Participation in shared decision making and Advanced Care Planning discussions
      • Transplant Support – pre and post
      • Collaboration with inpatient providers and Post Discharge Support
      • ER Diversion
      • End of Life Support
  • Serves as a liaison with dialysis facilities, PCPs, and nephrologists, providing care plan updates to help streamline the transitions in care. 
  • Remains up-to-date and current on advances and trends in renal care treatment, guidelines, policies, and procedures.  
  • Meet in person with internal and/or external stakeholders to facilitate team and business priorities/opportunities. 
  • Serve patients in person and in multiple care settings (e.g., patient home, clinics) in addition to virtual visits.   
  • Participates in Strive's on-call program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of Master’s or Doctorate level degree in Nursing  
  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience as a Nurse Practitioner 
  • Current active licensure in any state within the US required
  • National Board Certification 
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required 
  • Experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP), Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) or experience in internal medicine, cardiology, Nephrology or Endocrinology
  • 2 years’ experience with electronic medical records
  • Must have technical resources to be able to successfully complete telehealth visits
  • Business travel
  • Internet Connectivity - Min Speeds: 3.8Mbps/3.0Mbps (up/down): Latency <60 ms
  • Must be able to travel by public transportation (eg. Trains, Airplanes, Subways, Ferry, etc.)
  • Must have the ability to travel to member’s visit location
  • Must meet company driving standards
  • Must have valid state driver license and be able to drive a car
  • Must meet company’s automobile liability insurance standards and provide proof of coverage

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP), Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) or experience in internal medicine, cardiology, Nephrology or Endocrinology
  • Wound Care certification is a plus 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of complex chronic patients 
  • Excellent communicator, team builder, and results oriented 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of data and managing to clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction outcomes 
  • Excels at developing and fostering strong patient and family relationships that center on engagement, trust, honesty, empathy, follow-through and doing what’s best for the patient  
  • Basic computer skills and experience with EHR required 

Physical/Environmental Demands

  • Ability to reach overhead and side to side
  • Lifting overheard and carrying of 10lbs routinely, 20 lbs sporadically 
  • Ability to sit, stand and kneel as needed to perform physical assessment
  • Ability to grasp and hold medical instruments as needed to perform physical assessment
  • Ability to navigate stairs and a variety of patients dwelling conditions and configurations

 

Strive Health offers competitive compensation and benefits.  An annual performance bonus, determined by company and individual performance, is available for many roles and aligned to Strive Health guidelines.

 

COVID Policy: As a healthcare organization, the safety of our Strivers, partners, patients, and communities is critical to our work and aligned to our first core value, Care For Others First. All new Strivers must be fully vaccinated for COVID–19 or will be required to request and obtain an approved medical or religious exemption prior to joining Strive, and otherwise comply with COVID-19 policies.

 

Strive Health is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace. At this time Strive Health is unable to provide and work visa sponsorship. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please apply even if you feel you do not meet all qualifications. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to talentacquisition@strivehealth.com

 

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