Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)
**Position offers full time hours M-F 8-5, full benefits within 30 days of hire, mileage reimbursement, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, bi-annual bonus, paid cell phone, paid licensure and CEU's**
The supportive care program provides support for patients dealing with life-limiting illnesses by providing home-based care available for patients who are not able to leave their home, help determining life and care goals, and helping improve quality of life by treating pain and other symptoms.
The Supportive care LPN will support the APC by making home visits, providing cooridination of care, patient scheduling, referral management and provide a variety of patient care activities.
To provide a variety of patient care activities supporting the needs of the Supportive Care Program in both office duties/clerical, as well as clinical duties as necessary.
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 all required certifications
Answers phones and schedules appointments based on best geographic locations to minimize drive time between patient
Schedule family meetings when appropriate
Responsible for note taking during Interdisciplinary Team Meeting
Responsible for ensuring proper communication between PCP and Supportive 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 19. 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.
High school graduate or GED equivalent
Current unrestricted Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in applicable state of employment
Valid drivers license within the state of work
Current BLS certification or must obtain certification within 30 days of employment hire date
3+ years of related LVN or LPN clinical experience
Knowledge of medical terminology
Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT coding
Knowledge of medical office procedures
Ability to perform procedures, injections and phlebotomy
Reliable transportation for daily travel to various locations as assigned
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
3 + years of LVN or LPN experience in a medical, home or hospice setting
Knowledge/experience in hospice, palliative care, chronic care and end-of-life patient management
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
Ability to maintain quality control standards
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ability to follow procedures and rules
Good communication and customer service skills
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 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
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.