ProHealth Registered Nurse - Bristol, CT
Bristol, CT 
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If you want to get way ahead in your career, it makes sense to be with an organization's that's way ahead of the curve. Formed in 1997, ProHealth Physicians has grown to become Connecticut's leading primary care physician organization. With over 90 locations throughout the state of Connecticut, our family of primary care doctors and specialists care for more than 360,000 people statewide. In fact, ProHealth serves every county and provides roughly ten percent of the primary care delivered to patients in the state. We're leaders in thinking and in serving our communities. For instance, we're a C.M.S. approved Accountable Care Organization (ACO), covering over 30,000 Medicare patients associated with our community-based primary care providers. We're also nationally recognized as a NCQA Level III Medical Home. That kind of progressive leadership makes us perfect fit for OptumCare and UnitedHealth Group's expanding family of providers. This is a place where you can stay way ahead as you do your life's best work.(sm)

ProHealth-The Family Medical Group in Bristol, CT, a part of Optum has an immediate opening for a friendly, patient focused and detailed oriented Registered Nurse to join our team. This is a Monday through Friday Position with hours not exceeding 40 a week. Hours will be between 7:30am-5:30pm.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as liaison between patients, staff and providers
  • Support the care team and its patients by providing and documenting nursing care following established standards and practices
  • Document all patient interactions and other clinical activities accurately and in a timely manner in the electronic health record (EHR)
  • Demonstrate respect for patients and ProHealth staff by presenting a friendly, courteous manner at all times and maintaining patient confidentiality
  • Provide attention to patients in a manner that builds confidence, trust and loyalty
  • Act as a member of the care team, including preparing patients to be seen by collecting and recording (as applicable): Height and weight, Temperature, Current medications and Chief complaint and history
  • Triage patients according to approved protocols and consistent with ProHealth's Appointment and Scheduling Guidelines. Answer and document patient phone calls; take complete messages and route to providers as needed using the EHR
  • Provide and document patient care such as giving injections and performing preventive screenings
  • Educate patients regarding their illness or injury and provide instruction regarding self-management of their condition
  • Carry out standing orders (i.e., authorizing prescription refills and ordering tests) consistent with ProHealth's policies and procedures
  • As appropriate, conduct outreach to patients in need of appointments or other services, to communicate test results and other information, and to follow up after appointments to be sure patients are following their plan of care
  • Monitor task list in order to respond to tasks in a timely manner, follow up on overdue orders and monitor status of critical referrals
  • Order supplies and vaccines and maintain appropriate records. Prepare and maintain equipment including sterilization
  • Maintain knowledge of current coding, OSHA and CLIA regulations and ProHealth policies
  • Assist care team to assure smooth office operation and delivery of excellent service through teamwork
  • Perform other 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 graduate or GED equivalent
  • An active and unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the state of CT
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records
  • Proficient administering injections
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Interest in potential growth as a clinical team lead

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift, push or pull >35 lbs. with assistance
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • 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
  • Ability to discriminate shades of color when reading dipstick

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Careers at OptumCare. We're on a mission to change the face of health care. As the largest health and wellness business in the US, we help 58 million people navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs and achieve their health and well-being goals. Fortunately, we have a team of the best and brightest minds on the planet to make it happen. Together we're creating the most innovative ideas and comprehensive strategies to help heal the health care system and create a brighter future for us all. Join us and learn why there is no better place to do your life's best work.(sm)

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare's support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

**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.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment

Job Keywords: Registered Nurse, RN, Nursing, Meriden, CT, Connecticut, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Optum, United Health, ProHealth, Sign On Bonus, Bonus, Family Medicine

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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