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The Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.
This is a home health position, treating patients in their homes. The position is full-time (40) hours per week. Rotating on-call schedule (1) week a month is required.
Provides direct patient care as defined in the state Nurse Practice Act and agency’s policies
Implements plan of care initiated by the Registered Nurse
Provides accurate and timely documentation consistent with the plan of care
Assesses and provides patient and family/caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and plan of care
Participates in the coordination of home health services, appropriately reporting the identified needs for other disciplines (HHA, OT, PT, MSW, ST, and Dietician) to the Registered Nurse and/or Clinical Supervisor
Follows all infection control standard precautions and safety guidelines/standards as per agency policy
Uses equipment and supplies effectively and efficiently
Participates in personal and professional growth and development
Adheres to the Agency’s Standard Operating Procedures as it relates to the submission of the documentation
Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary
Communicates with the physician regarding the patients’ needs and reports any changes in the patients’ condition; obtains/receives physician’s orders as required
Coordinates services and schedules with the Clinical Team Manager (CTM) and Clinical Team Coordinator (CTC/Scheduler) to include recommendations for additional home health care services for patients by the end of the workday
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.
High school diploma or equivalent
Graduate of an accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program
Current unrestricted license in the state of Florida as a practical nurse or licensed vocational nurse
Must have and maintain current CPR certification
Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and maintain personal auto insurance coverage in accordance with organization requirements
2+ years clinical nursing experience
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of current nursing practice, professional standards of care and state and federal regulations regarding home care
Proficient computer skills to work efficiently with electronic medical records
Ability to perform medical procedures, give injections and perform phlebotomy
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
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.
Experience working in a community home health or medical/surgical setting
Evidence of independent nursing practice in delivering nursing care required
If the hired individual resides in Florida (office based or telecommuting) this position requires the AHCA Level II background check (fingerprinting) by the State of Florida for all clinicians that have direct face to face contact with members OR employees who will have access to confidential patient data and will require renewal every five years.
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
**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.
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WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.
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