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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Opportunities with Reliant Medical Group. When you join Reliant, you'll be part of a community-based, multi-specialty, physician-led medical group. Everyone works collaboratively on a common purpose: improving the quality, cost and experience of health care. With the resources of a global health organization - Optum - behind us, we're at the forefront of value-based care. Supported by a patient-centric business model - integrated care teams focus on the best patient care, rather than volume. Here, you'll contribute to an exceptional patient experience. Discover a place where you can help shape the future of health care and do your life's best work.(sm)Provides care to patients while adhering to the standards of nursing practice, under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Provides care to patients ranging with the ages of infants to geriatrics.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs nursing assessments during telephone triage in collaboration with the Registered Nurse or provider that include physical, social and psychological needs of the patient and his/her family and provides pertinent data collected to provider
  • Determines level of urgency of patient needs based on input from telephone triage and collaborates with patient to formulate a plan to meet his/her needs. Shares input from a patient and family with other health team members during formulation of care plan
  • Establishes priorities when working with patients in various clinic settings and assists other staff members with their assignments
  • Provides nursing intervention according to the individual patient visit or procedure and attends to patients needs promptly
  • Administers medications safely and according to policies and procedures and applicable state and federal laws
  • After completion of a training program, performs intravenous therapy starts for hydration of and administration of medication to the patient. May not administer IV push medications
  • Identifies teaching needs of patient and family collaboratively with Registered Nurse or provider, developing a plan to meet those needs
  • Writes clear, concise nursing notes using appropriate EMR documentation tools that reflect implementation and evaluation of care plan
  • Identifies and interprets physiological reactions of the patient
  • Utilizes patient care equipment appropriately and safely. -Incorporates the proper requirements in operating department-specific equipment to provide safe patient care
  • Incorporates nursing and station specific policies, procedures and protocols into the delivery of patient care. -Adheres to organization, department and unit-specific policies, procedures and protocols
  • Identifies emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing orders/interventions. Meets patient needs promptly. Provides for cultural and diverse needs of the patient when providing care
  • Completes the unit-specific competency requirements satisfactorily and within the established timeframe(s)
  • Performs processes involved in the delivery of age-appropriate patient care. -Provides care appropriate to the patient population served as directed by the Registered Nurse or Provider
  • Acts as a preceptor in the orientation of new employees
  • May assume the role of team leader as assigned by the Practice Manager
  • Completes and demonstrates knowledge of mandatory programs/information. -Information to be completed includes: -Fire Safety; Disaster Plan/Utility Failure; Hazard Communication Standards (MSDS) sheets, if appropriate; Infection Control/Universal Precautions; Equipment Failures (Safety Medical Device Act); Security; Department's Office Manual; M.G.L.A. 112 Section 5F (Reports of Violation); M.G.L.A. 111 Section 70E (Patient Bill of Rights); As defined by Department/Specialty e.g.., BLS, Ergonomics , new equipment
  • May at times also be responsible for supporting duties assigned to Medical Assistant (MA) and Medical Office Assistant (MOA) when required
  • As a key member of the multi-disciplinary (Patient Centered Medical Home Team) or (medical team) the incumbent in the role plans for care collaboratively with the patient, his/her family or significant others, providers and staff, and any other external providers who treat the patient while ensuring the appropriate HIPPA guidelines are followed:
    • Applies nursing experience to make judgments on care plans that are prioritized based on the assessment of the physical, psychosocial, gender, age and cultural needs of the patient and ensures appropriate standards of care accordingly
    • riages emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing orders/interventions
    • Delegates patient care to other members of the healthcare team when appropriate
    • Consistently documents all aspects of patient care and patient education
    • Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies such as DPH, etc. -
    • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives
    • Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc. -
    • Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed
    • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed
    • Regular, reliable and predicable attendance is requiredYou'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:
      • Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses
      • Currently licensed as a LPN in the State of Massachusetts
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) or the ability to obtain in 90 days
      • IV therapy and other department specific skills training
      • Unless certification, licensure or registration is required, an equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description, may be substituted for the above requirements
      • 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 compliancePreferred Qualifications:
        • 3+ years LPN experience in an ambulatory setting with telephone triage
        • Excellent interpersonal and communication skillsPhysical Requirement:
          • Physical health sufficient to meet the ergonomic standards and demands of the positionThe Organization reserves the right to modify position responsibilities at any time, due to business necessity.If the hired individual resides in Florida (office based or telecommuting) this position requires the AHCA Level II background check (fingerprinting) by the State of Florida for all clinicians that have direct face to face contact with members OR employees who will have access to confidential patient data and will require renewal every five years.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)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: Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN, Nurse, Surgery, Worcester, MA, Massachusetts

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