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RN - Supportive Care RN

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Tijeras
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) -

The Supportive Care RN: coordinates care and provides initial ongoing nursing assessment of the patient and family needs and coordination of the patient's plan of care with -interdisciplinary team members and the Supportive Care attending physician. -

Primary Responsibilities:

Conducts medical home visits on established Supportive Care patients performing a hands-on exam at each visit
Conducts urgent/acute visits on established Supportive Care patients with the goal of keeping the patient out of the hospital in order to receive the best medical care at home
Provides ongoing assessments of the impact of life-limiting and/or chronic illness(es) on the patient's physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs
Assess for caregiver burnout, and provide community resources when appropriate
Implement the individualized plan of care and recommend revisions to the plan as necessary
Ability to perform procedures, to include, but not limited to:

Wound care and dressing changes -
Phlebotomy -
Injection (B12, vaccines) -

Ability to conduct an advanced care discussion with a patient and their family and properly document their wishes in the electronic medical record
Consults and educates the patient/family and other caregivers regarding the disease process, pain and symptom management, end of life care and processes for dealing with issues of ethical concern
Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures when appropriate
Ensure continual assessment of patient and family needs from admission to Supportive Care throughout the course of care
Provides ongoing evaluation of the patient and family/caregiver response to care, and recommends alteration of the plan when necessary
Attends the interdisciplinary meeting and is a crucial and vocal member of the team
Solves problems by gathering and/or reviewing facts and selecting the best solution from identified alternatives. Decision making is usually based on prior practice or policy, with some interpretation. Applies individual reasoning to the solution of a problem devising or modifying processes and writing procedures
Conducts telephonic nursing follow up and case management when necessary
Serves as a resource or consultant for LPNs
Attends educational offerings to keep abreast of palliative care and complies with licensing requirements
Establishes a trusting relationship with identified patients, caregivers, clinic staff members and physicians
Collaborates with the providers to recommend policies, procedures and standards which affect the care of the Supportive Care Patient
Exhibits professionalism and is courteous with all patients, physicians and co-workers
Informs the provider of patient's needs and outcomes of interventions as per standards
Follows Supportive Care providers' orders regarding the scope and frequency of services needed based on acuity and patient/family needs
Coordinates all patient/family services and prioritization of needs with the members of the interdisciplinary team
Documents in the electronic health record progress toward established goals as per standards
Uses the case management approach and refers to other services as needed
Maintains a patient case load, daily visits and point of care documentation levels as per standards
Performs all other related nursing 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:

Registered Nurse with a current license to practice in the state of employment
Current BLS certification or must obtain certification within 30 days of employment hire date
3+ years of experience in a physician's office, clinical, hospice or hospital setting
Experience related to advanced care planning and discussions with patients regarding end-oflife wishes
Demonstrated experience of excellent nursing skills
Proficient knowledge of palliative care and end-of-life symptom management
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
Proven excellent verbal and written skills
Proven excellent organizational and prioritization skills
Proven ability to interact productively with individuals and with multidisciplinary teams
Valid driver's license within the state of work
Reliable transportation for daily travel to various locations as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing certification
2+ years of hospice experience
Experience with community-based nursing
Knowledge of palliative and hospice medicine -
Bilingual (English/Spanish) language proficiency

Physical & Mental Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 100 pounds
Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to pounds of force
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office 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

Careers at OptumCare. We're on a mission to change the face of health care. As the largest health and wellness business in the US, we help 58 million people navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs and achieve their health and well-being goals. Fortunately, we have a team of the best and brightest minds on the planet to make it happen. Together we're creating the most innovative ideas and comprehensive strategies to help heal the health care system and create a brighter future for us all. Join us and learn why there is no better place to do your life's best work.(sm) -

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. -

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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. -

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