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Under the direction of providers (defined as an MD, DO, DPM, NP, or PA) or RNs, the LVN/LPN provides clinical support functions and professional nursing care to patients using established standards of clinical nursing care and procedures approved by the applicable state board of nursing. Is an active member of the health care team to assess patients’ needs, provide input into the plan of care and implement prescribed interventions.
Performs all nursing duties within the scope of a Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse (procedures, injections, medication administration, EKGs, phlebotomy) as determined by the applicable State Board of Nursing
Participates in implementing established education plans for patients and their families with common health problems and well-defined health learning needs
Coordinates patient care as directed by providers, RNs, and policies, including referrals, transition visits, medications, procedures, and follow-up
Documents chief complaint and rooms patients according to policy and procedures, prepares patient for examination
Telephonically obtains information on chief complaint and symptoms and accurately relays information to the provider
Collects data and performs “focused” nursing assessment of patients; assists in the evaluation of a patient’s response to treatment and identifies patient’s needs; communicates findings to the provider
Records patient assessment and care in the medical record in an accurate and timely manner
Reviews the patient record, chart, reports (including laboratory and x-ray), and other pertinent information for patients prior to being seen by the provider and reports relevant information to the provider and/or RN
Provides a safe environment (OSHA standards) for patients and staff in the clinic
Ensures patient confidentiality (HIPAA) at all times and treats patients with courtesy and respect
Organizes exam and treatment rooms, stocks and cleans rooms and sterilizes instruments
Practices standard infection control precautions
Ensures medication management follows policies and procedures; appropriately documents medications & immunizations in patient records
Follows laboratory management policies & procedures and CLIA standards; collects lab samples and ensures proper labeling
Fulfills medication refill requests following approved protocols
If certified in IV therapy; starts peripheral lines, monitor and adjusts flow rates, prime IV lines, changes dressing on IV sites (if needed) and discontinues venous lines
Performs all other related duties as assigned
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.
High school diploma or GED
Current and unrestricted State Vocational/Practical Nursing license
Current BLS certification
Knowledge of medical terminology and medical office procedures
Proficient computer skills to work efficiently with electronic medical records
Ability to perform medical procedures, give injections and perform phlebotomy
If required by the clinic, IV certification must be obtained
This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
2+ years of experience in a medical setting
Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding
Effective listening and communication skills; proper use of grammar and spelling
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with providers/staff, patients, and the community
Good communication and customer service skills
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 25 pounds of force
Ability to use fine motor skills to operate equipment and/or machinery
Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving
Occasionally requires exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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 WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.
OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.