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UnitedHealth Group Clinical Licensed Vocational Nurse LPN El Paso TX in El Paso, Texas

There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Under the direction of providers (defined as an MD, DO, DPM, NP or PA) or RNs, reporting to the Clinical Advisor, the LVN / LPN provides clinical support functions and professional nursing care to patients using established standards of clinical nursing care and procedures approved by WellMed and 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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 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 polices & 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, monitors 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

  • Ability to perform medical procedures, give injections and perform phlebotomy

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with providers / staff, patients, and the community

  • If required by clinic, IV certification must be obtained

  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease

  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive VoiceResponse (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 local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in a medical setting

  • IV certification

  • Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding

  • Effective listening and communication skills; proper use of grammar and spelling

  • Good communication and customer service skills

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds

  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 35 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

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.

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. OptumCare's support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

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.

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.

Job Keywords: WellMed, Healthcare, Bilingual, Licensed Vocational Nurse, LVN / LPN, Health Coach, Education, CHF, IHD, COPD / Asthma and Diabetes Disease Management , Chronic Care, El Paso, TX, Texas

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