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UnitedHealth Group

Registered Nurse - Arlington, TX





Arlington, Texas, United States


Careers with MedExpress. At MedExpress, we believe in delivering quality, convenient, affordable health care and exceeding our patients’ expectations. Our neighborhood medical centers are open every day from 8-8 with a full medical team and no appointments necessary to help patients get in, get healthy, and get back to what’s really important. We provide a broad scope of services including urgent care, basic wellness and prevention, and employer health services. As part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we’re working together to help people live healthier lives and to help the health system work better for everyone. You can become part of our elite team almost anywhere with 250 MedExpress centers across the country and two administrative offices in Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA. Join us and start doing your life’s best work.(sm)

The Registered Nurse will be working in a fast paced environment, this technical minded individual will have duties including, but not limited to: taking/recording vital signs, providing preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative care in Endoscopy, use of electronic health records for charting and documenting and communicating test results to patients.

Primary Responsibilities:

Patient Care Functions:

  • Interview patient to determine medical problems/conditions and documents this information in charts for physicians
  • Explain procedures and treatments to patients
  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques
  • Prepare equipment and aids physicians during treatment and examination of patients Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients
  • Observe patients, record significant conditions and reactions, and notify the supervisor or physician of each patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents
  • Take temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations and to assess condition of patients
  • Collect samples, such as urine and blood, from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples
  • Prepare specimens and appropriate requisitions for cultures and biopsies
  • Respond to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol
  • Document the history and physical assessment for assigned patients
  • Initiate a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of each patient, as prescribed by the physician and/or policy, including patient and family instruction
  • Start an IV for patient as needed

Patient Education Function:

  • Assess learning needs of each patient prior to establishing a written plan of care
  • Establish an individualized teaching plan with stated educational objectives for each patient
  • Act as a resource for patients and their families
  • Encourage staff participation in the teaching of patients
  • Attend patient care conferences as needed
  • Consult with physicians regarding patients’ treatment plan and nursing and educational needs
  • Provide patients and their families with instruction regarding self-monitoring
  • Provide written and verbal instruction regarding the treatment regimen at home
  • Work with dietitians and collaborate with other health care team members to develop patient care plans
  • Develop educational program to include individual and group classes
  • Communicate to physicians regarding the referral process for classes

Surgery Functions:

  • Assists with surgery by handing items to the medical practitioner
  • Assesses the physiological health status of the patient throughout the surgery
  • Establishes realistic and attainable goals based on nursing diagnosis and to develop a plan of care based on nursing actions to achieve patient’s goals
  • Communicates and documents patient’s plan of care to other members of the surgical and healthcare team
  • Selects appropriate personnel for transport as determined by patient’s needs
  • Participates in pre-operative teaching, as needed, such as explanation of surgical routine and environment
  • Follows policies for sponge, sharps, and instrument counts during surgery
  • Administers medications
  • Communicates and documents administration of medications and solutions

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:

  • Associate degree in nursing (ADN)
  • Valid, unrestricted RN license in the state you reside and or are practicing in
  • Basic computer skills and be able to learn our practice management system
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN)
  • BLS certification
  • ACLS certification
  • PALS certification
  • TB certification
  • EMR/EHR experience
  • NexGen experience

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 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: 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. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Proof of immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases is an employment requirement.