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Intake LVN WellMed at Cross Roads

Healthcare

Nurse

No

McAllen, Texas, United States

**$1000 Sign on Bonus Available for External Candidates**

Incentive Bonus 2 times a year

18 days of PTO & Closed on Major Holidays

401K Match

**PLEASE NOTE** The Sign On Bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a Sign On Bonus

Opportunities at WellMed, part of the Optum family of businesses. We believe all patients are entitled to the highest level of medical care. Here, you will join a team who shares your passion for helping people achieve better health. With opportunities for physicians, clinical staff and non-patient-facing roles, you can make a difference with us as you discover the meaning behind Caring. Connecting. Growing together.  

Under the direction of providers (defined as an MD, DO, DPM, NP, or PA) or RNs, the LVN/LPN provides clinical support functions and professional nursing care to patients using established standards of clinical nursing care and procedures approved by the applicable state board of nursing. Is an active member of the health care team to assess patients needs, provide input into the plan of care, and implement prescribed interventions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs all nursing duties within the scope of a Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse (procedures, injections, medication administration, EKGs, phlebotomy) as determined by the applicable State Board of Nursing
  • Participates in implementing established education plans for patients and their families with common health problems and well-defined health learning needs
  • Coordinates patient care as directed by providers, RNs, and policies, including referrals, transition visits, medications, procedures, and follow-up
  • Documents chief complaint and rooms patients according to policy and procedures, prepares patient for examination
  • Telephonically obtains information on chief complaint and symptoms and accurately relays information to the provider
  • Collects data and performs “focused” nursing assessment of patients; assists in the evaluation of a patient’s response to treatment and identifies patient’s needs; communicates findings to the provider
  • Records patient assessment and care in the medical record in an accurate and timely manner
  • Reviews the patient record, chart, reports (including laboratory and x-ray), and other pertinent information for patients prior to being seen by the provider and reports relevant information to the provider and/or RN
  • Provides a safe environment (OSHA standards) for patients and staff in the clinic
  • Ensures patient confidentiality (HIPAA) at all times and treats patients with courtesy and respect
  • Organizes exam and treatment rooms, stocks, and cleans rooms and sterilizes instruments
  • Practices standard infection control precautions
  • Ensures medication management follows policies and procedures; appropriately documents medications & immunizations in patient records
  • Follows laboratory management policies & procedures and CLIA standards; collects lab samples and ensures proper labeling
  • Fulfills medication refill requests following approved protocols
  • If certified in IV therapy; starts peripheral lines, monitor, and adjusts flow rates, prime IV lines, changes dressing on IV sites (if needed) and discontinues venous lines
  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Current and unrestricted State Vocational/Practical Nursing license
  • Current BLS certification
  • If required by the clinic, IV certification must be obtained
  • Proven knowledge of medical terminology and medical office procedures
  • Proficient computer skills to work efficiently with electronic medical records
  • Ability to perform medical procedures, give injections and perform phlebotomy
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with providers/staff, patients, and the community
  • Demonstrated good communication and customer service skills
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • IV certification
  • 2+ years of experience in a medical setting
  • Proven knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding
  • Demonstrated effective listening and communication skills; proper use of grammar and spelling
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 25 pounds of force
  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate equipment and/or machinery
  • 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

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: 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.

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