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Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN - ProHealth Physicians - Plainville, CT

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: New Britain
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

**External Candidates are Eligible for a $1,000 Sign On Bonus**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) - -ProHealth Physicians, part of OptumCareIf you want to get way ahead in your career, it makes sense to be with an organization that's way ahead of the curve. Formed in 1997, -ProHealth Physicians -has grown to become Connecticut's leading primary care physician organization. With over 90 locations throughout the state of Connecticut, our family of primary care doctors and specialists care for more than 360,000 people statewide. In fact, ProHealth serves every county and provides roughly ten percent of the primary care delivered to patients in the state. We're leaders in thinking and in serving our communities. -For instance, we're a C.M.S. approved Accountable Care Organization (ACO), covering over 30,000 Medicare patients associated with our community-based primary care providers. We're also nationally recognized as a NCQA Level III Medical Home. That kind of progressive leadership makes us perfect fit for OptumCare and UnitedHealth Group's expanding family of providers. This is a place where you can stay way ahead as you do -your life's best work.(sm)ProHealth Physicians is a physician-led medical group with 85 practice locations throughout Connecticut serving more than 10% of the state's residents. We empower physicians and advanced clinicians to better serve patients through enhanced care processes in support of improved patient outcomes. Formed in 1997, ProHealth Physicians has grown to include more than 350 primary care and specialty clinicians and offers select specialty and diagnostic/therapeutic services.ProHealth Physicians-Plainville Internal Medicine, -a part of Optum, has an immediate opening for a friendly, patient focused and detailed oriented Licensed Practical Nurse to join our team. -This is a 40 hour a week scheduled with primary hours from 8:30 am - -5:00 pm. Some evenings -will be required.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the care team and its patients by providing and documenting nursing care following established standards and practices
  • Provide patient care and education and assist in locating and coordinating services from other providers and resources
  • Serve as liaison between patients, staff and providers
  • Document all patient interactions and other clinical activities accurately and in a timely manner in the electronic health record (EHR)
  • Demonstrate respect for patients and ProHealth staff by presenting a friendly, courteous manner at all times and maintaining patient confidentiality
  • Provide attention to patients in a manner that builds confidence, trust and loyalty
  • Act as a member of the care team, including preparing patients to be seen by collecting and recording (as applicable):
    • Patient vitals
    • Current medications
    • Chief complaint and history
    • Triage patients according to approved protocols and consistent with ProHealth's Appointment and Scheduling Guidelines. Answer and document patient phone calls; take complete messages and route to providers as needed using the EHR
    • Provide and document patient care such as giving injections and performing preventive screenings
    • Educate patients regarding their illness or injury and provide instruction regarding self-management of their condition
    • Carry out standing orders (i.e., authorizing prescription refills and ordering tests) consistent with ProHealth's policies and procedures
    • Schedule tests, treatments and follow up visits on behalf of patients. Assist patients with identifying suitable outside resources for disease management and other services; refer patients when appropriate
    • As appropriate, conduct outreach to patients in need of appointments or other services, to communicate test results and other information, and to follow up after appointments to be sure patients are following their plan of care
    • Monitor task list in order to respond to tasks in a timely manner, follow up on overdue orders and monitor status of critical referrals
    • Order supplies and vaccines and maintain appropriate records. Prepare and maintain equipment including sterilization
    • Conduct orientation of clinical support staff and provide training/coaching for staff related to clinical issues
    • Maintain knowledge of current coding, OSHA and CLIA regulations and ProHealth policies
    • Assist care team to assure smooth office operation and delivery of excellent service through teamwork
    • Perform other duties as assignedYou'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:
      • Professional education, completion of the licensed practical nursing educational program
      • Active unrestricted LPN licensure in CT or eligible
      • Basic computer knowledge and aptitude
      • 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:
        • 1+ years of hands-on clinical experience
        • Experience working on an electronic health record
        • Experience in Pediatrics
        • English/Spanish BilingualTo 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 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)Connecticut Residents Only: The hourly range for Connecticut residents is $18.80 to $33.41. - Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.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: -LPN, -Licensed Practical Nurse, -Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, ProHealth, Bristol, CT, Connecticut

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