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UnitedHealth Group Palliative and Hospice LVN Austin, TX in Georgetown, 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)

This position will provide a variety of patient care activities supporting the needs of the Palliative Care Program in both office duties/clerical, as well as clinical duties as necessary.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs all nursing duties within the scope of a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse as required by state of employment (procedures, injections, EKGs, phlebotomy)

  • Records patient care documentation in the medical record accurately and timely

  • Reviews the patient record, chart, reports (including laboratory and x-ray), and other pertinent information for each patient prior to being seen by the provider and reports relevant information to the provider 100% of the time.

  • Coordinates patient care as directed by physician, company standards and policies

  • Organized and accurate processing of appropriate documents

  • Respects patient confidentiality

  • Organizes housecall bags and maintains equipment, responsible for ordering equipment as necessary.

  • Maintains certifications (LVN or LPN & CPR)

  • Answers phones and schedules appointments based on best geographic locations to minimize drive time between patients.

  • Schedule family meetings when appropriate.

  • Responsible for note taking during Interdisciplinary Team Meeting

  • Responsible for ensuring proper communication between PCP and Palliative Care Team.

  • Triages patient phone calls to the appropriate destination, ensuring that urgent calls are expedited to the provider.

  • Readies patient chart for each provider’s daily visits:

  • Map on front of the chart

  • Charts updated with labs, data, consult notes, hospital records, etc.

  • Consents in chart when appropriate

  • Medical records management

  • Participates in Marketing events

  • Performing a medical house call if necessary

  • Collect any samples from the home visits (labs) and ensure proper labeling/dissemination

  • Keep provider mileage logs and reimbursements

  • Obtain and track referrals

  • Fulfill medication refill requests

  • 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 graduate or GED equivalent required

  • Current unrestricted Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in applicable state of employment

  • 3+ years of related LVN or LPN clinical experience

  • 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

  • Reliable transportation

  • Computer literacy required

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT coding

  • Accurate documentation required

  • Perform procedures, injections and phlebotomy

  • Ability to maintain quality control standards

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations required

  • Ability to follow procedures and rules

  • Knowledge of medical office procedures

  • ICD-9 and CPT coding

  • Accurate documentation

  • Perform procedures, injections and phlebotomy

  • Ability to sort and file materials correctly by alphabetic or numeric systems

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees, and the public

  • Good communication and customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of LVN or LPN experience in a medical, home or hospice setting

  • Knowledge/experience in hospice, palliative care and end-of-life patient management

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds

  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 300 pounds of force

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate equipment and/or machinery

  • Ability to properly drive and operate a company vehicle

  • 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 240,000+ 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.

Job Keywords: LVN, LPN, Health Care, Healthcare, ICD-9, CPT Coding, Medical, Nursing, Nurse, Vocational Nurse, Practical Nurse, Austin, TX, Texas

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