Registered Nurse Or Licensed Practical Nurse - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Unitedhealth Group Inc. Wilkes Barre , PA 18701

Posted 2 months ago

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 or Licensed Practical is responsible for ensuring the well-being of patients and for providing a positive, supportive environment while working in conjunction with physicians, advanced practice clinicians, front office and clinical staff. The successful RN/LPN will have sound clinical acumen, strong communication skills and a dedication to customer service and patient care.

This role is center-based and requires working in a clinical setting. The noise level is moderate and there is a potential for exposure to infectious diseases and blood-borne pathogens. It requires the ability to stand and sit for hours at a time (with some bending and stooping), ability to use manual dexterity in relation to clinical requirements, and ability to lift 50 lbs. Hours may vary based on location, patient volume, and business needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess, screen, triage and perform treatment ordered for patients

  • Perform medical treatment as ordered by provider or established MedExpress standing orders

  • Prepare and assist provider with dispensing prescribed medications (in states where applicable)

  • Assists the provider with examinations, procedures and other duties

  • Oversee and coordinate the daily patient care flow

  • Assist patients as needed with walking, transfer, specimen collection, exam preparation, etc.

  • Complete occupational health testing including such services as urine drug screens, breath alcohol testing, hair testing and physicals

  • Complete patient referrals and patient callbacks daily

  • Proper, concise and complete EMR documentation and/or paper based documentation for all assessments and procedures

  • Other duties as assigned such as new models of care and new types of procedures, etc.

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:

  • Current active licensure in state of residence

  • 2+ years dedicated clinical experience

  • Maintain BLS/CPR and CME/CEU's as applicable for licensure

  • Hold state required license and/or certification which allows placement of IVs or must be willing to obtain within 90 days if required by state (e.g. RN License; LPN + IV Certification)

  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in Urgent Care, Emergency Room or Critical Care setting

  • 2+ years dedicated nursing experience

  • Working knowledge of computerized information systems (EMR) used in clinical management settings

  • Experience with IV insertion

  • Experience with employer health services / occupational medicine

  • Experience with venous access for medication administration, venipuncture and lab specimen collections

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: Optum is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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.

Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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

Job Keywords: Registered Nurse, RN, healthcare, Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN, MedExpress, patient care, Wilkes Barre, PA

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