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UnitedHealth Group Clinic Nurse at Optum Sanford FL in Sanford, Florida

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 the Provider, the Clinic Nurse provides direct patient care in accordance with Company protocols, established standards of nursing practice, and the FL Nurse Practice Act. Promptly screens patients with signs or symptoms of illness. Works with the clinical team for appropriate treatment, plan of care and disposition. Ensures patient monitoring and follow up.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate commitment to superior customer service, including quality and care and concern with each and every internal and external customer

  • Represents the Company in a professional manner, following all Company policies and procedures

  • Uses, protects, and discloses patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards

  • Contributes to and supports the corporation's quality initiatives by planning, communicating and encouraging team and individual. Maintains a strong focus on quality and continuous improvement within job scope

  • Maintains an active nursing appointment schedule for assisting the Provider in the monitoring of members’ health care needs

  • Assists the Care Manager and Provider in the follow-up management of post-hospitalized or post-emergency room visits

  • Comprehensively screens patients for care opportunities and collaborates with treating physician and/or Registered Nurse to develop care plans that meet patients’ needs and result in appropriate quality care

  • Provides condition specific patient education and anticipatory guidance, as well as care coordination, under the guidance of the Provider and/or Registered Nurse

  • Maintains clinical documentation within the medical records assuring compliance within all guidelines

  • Provides health teaching

  • Provides direct nursing care, comfort measures, emotional support to patients

  • Comprehensively screens patients for care opportunities and collaborates with treating physician to identify referrals to care management

  • Executes orders of Provider based on knowledge of cause and effect of order after verifying accuracy

  • Performs selected IV therapy and administers prescribed treatment per Provider order

  • Documents all interventions, responses, and outcomes

  • Initiates standard emergency procedures until Registered Nurse, Provider or EMS is available

  • Applies principles of asepsis and infection control

  • Compliance with Company’s Code of Conduct, HIPAA regulations and the Florida Patient’s Bill of Rights

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Consistent, punctual and reliable attendance

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, GED or equivalent

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers (AHA) or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross) or ability to obtain within 90 days of employment

  • 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 compliance

For LPNs:

  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

  • Valid Florida LPN license

  • IV Certification or ability to obtain IV Certification within 90 days of employment

For RNs:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Science

  • Valid Florida RN license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in Med-Surg, ER, ICU, Acute Care

  • Experience with electronic health records (EHR)

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology

  • Knowledge of medical equipment and maintenance. Ability to learn how to maintain medical equipment

  • Knowledge of HIPAA regulations

  • Ability to interact and verbally communicate effectively with patients and all levels of personnel in a professional, courteous and effective manner with excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to multi-task; possess solid organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Careers with Optum . Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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: Clinic Nurse, LPN, RN, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Optum, Patient Care, Sanford, FL, Florida