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Registered Nurse, Home Health - Fort Worth, TX - Home Health

Company: UnitedHealth Group Inc
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Registered Nurse, Home Health - Fort Worth, TXThis position is full-time with excellent hourly compensation, benefits within 30 days that include PTO, scrubs provided, annual bonus potential, annual reviews, tuition reimbursement, mileage reimbursement along with opportunities for continued career progression! All clinical licensures and required CEU costs are covered.

You will be traveling to patient homes in the Fort Worth area. Business hours are Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm and there is additional on-call during the week and weekends required on a rotating schedule. You will receive additional overtime and differential pay.

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Performs nursing assessments and develops, implements and evaluates plans of care in conjunction with the physician, patient and caregivers per agency policy and procedure
* Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care, the patient's response to care and outcomes of care and revises the plan of care as needed
* Re-evaluates patient nursing needs to include on-going assessments using the OASIS data set at appropriate time points
* Provides skilled nursing services that require substantial and specialized nursing care including medication administration, wound care, therapeutic treatments, and skilled teaching as ordered and indicated
* Plans and implements patient health teaching and health counseling regarding the disease process(es), self-care techniques and prevention and involves the patient's significant others in accomplishing health goals while promoting patient/family independence
* Participates in health promotion and disease prevention activities
* Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures following the physician's plan of care
* Coordinates services and scheduling with the Clinical Team Manager (CTM) and Clinical Team Coordinator (CTC) to include recommendations for additional home health care services for patients to within 24 hours of Start of Care (SOC)
* Assesses the patient's condition during every home health care visit; insures assessments are communicated to the Clinical Team Manager on a daily basis; nursing interventions are implemented to meet patient needs and changed conditions
* Performs care management duties on patients as assigned including: notifying the physician of changes in the patient's condition or progress toward goals, obtaining needed physicians orders, reassessing the patient for recertification, supervision of LVNs and home health aides, attending and documenting case conferences, coordination of care by reporting of significant findings to others on the healthcare team, and planning for, notification of and documenting the discharge of the patient
* Documents all communications with the patient, family, physician, CTM, pharmacy, other disciplines, and appropriate others as indicated on communication notes
* Prepares a written plan for the Home Health Aide to follow, if applicable
* Expresses verbal and written communication in a clear, positive and cooperative manner
* Additional Home Health Aide duties as needed

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:

* Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
* Current unrestricted Texas RN license or compact license
* BLS certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment
* 1+ years home health care or related environment
* Wound Care
* Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel Ability to read, analyze and interpret information in medical records, and health plan documents

* Ability to lift and transfer patients
* Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated are
* 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 Qualification:

* Bilingual (Spanish)

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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