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The RN Supportive / Palliative Care nurse coordinates care and provides initial ongoing nursing assessment of the patient and family needs and coordination of the patient's plan of care with interdisciplinary team members and the palliative care attending physician.
This position is 75% field based in Houston, with 25% in the office or in Provider Offices for meetings. Office located at: 4700 W Sam Houston Parkway N. Houston, Texas. Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm / On-call responsibilities every 5 weeks - compensated.
Provides ongoing assessments of the impact of life-limiting chronic illness on the patient's physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs
Ability to perform procedures, to include, but not limited to wound care and dressing changes, phlebotomy and injections (B12, vaccines)
Ability to conduct an advanced care discussion with a patient and their family and properly document their wishes in the electronic medical record
Consults and educates the patient / family and other caregivers regarding the disease process, pain and symptom management, end of life care and processes for dealing with issues of ethical concern
Coordinates all patient / family services and prioritization of needs with the members of the interdisciplinary team
Documents in the electronic health record progress toward established goals as per standards
Uses the case management approach and refers to other services as needed
Maintains a patient case load, daily visits and point of care documentation levels as per standards
Participates with the on-call rotation schedule and weekends 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.
Registered Nurse with a current, unrestricted, license to practice in the state of Texas
5+ years of experience in a clinical, hospice or hospital, rehab or long term care setting
Knowledge of EMR
Experience related to advanced care planning and discussions with patients regarding end-of-life wishes
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Must have access to reliable means of transportation
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
Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive VoiceResponse (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
2+ years of hospice/palliative experience
Proficient knowledge of palliative care and end-of-life symptom management
Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi - specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team 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: RN, Registered Nurse, Case Manager, Care Manager, Hospice, Palliative, End-of-life, travel, field, managed care, Medicare, Houston, TX, Texas
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