UnitedHealth Group Licensed Vocational Nurse LVN/LPN WellMed Carrollton Texas in Carrollton, Texas
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.
Under the direction of providers (defined as an MD, DO, DPM, NP, or PA) or RNs, the LVN/LPN provides clinical support functions and professional nursing care to patients using established standards of clinical nursing care and procedures approved by the applicable state board of nursing. Is an active member of the health care team to assess patients’ needs, provide input into the plan of care and implement prescribed interventions.
Performs all nursing duties within the scope of a Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse (procedures, injections, medication administration, EKGs, phlebotomy) as determined by the applicable State Board of Nursing
Participates in implementing established education plans for patients and their families with common health problems and well-defined health learning needs
Coordinates patient care as directed by providers, RNs, and policies, including referrals, transition visits, medications, procedures, and follow-up
Documents chief complaint and rooms patients according to policy and procedures, prepares patient for examination
Telephonically obtains information on chief complaint and symptoms and accurately relays information to the provider
Collects data and performs “focused” nursing assessment of patients; assists in the evaluation of a patient’s response to treatment and identifies patient’s needs; communicates findings to the provider
Records patient assessment and care in the medical record in an accurate and timely manner.
Reviews the patient record, chart, reports (including laboratory and x-ray), and other pertinent information for patients prior to being seen by the provider and reports relevant information to the provider and/or RN
Provides a safe environment (OSHA standards) for patients and staff in the clinic
Ensures patient confidentiality (HIPAA) at all times and treats patients with courtesy and respect
Organizes exam and treatment rooms, stocks and cleans rooms and sterilizes instruments
Practices standard infection control precautions
Ensures medication management follows policies and procedures; appropriately documents medications & immunizations in patient records
Follows laboratory management policies & procedures and CLIA standards; collects lab samples and ensures proper labeling
Fulfills medication refill requests following approved protocols
If certified in IV therapy; starts peripheral lines, monitor and adjusts flow rates, prime IV lines, changes dressing on IV sites (if needed) and discontinues venous lines
Performs all other related duties as assigned
This is a clinic base position near E. HEBRON PARK and Josey Hobbs and Tom Thumb
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 GED
Current and unrestricted State Vocational/Practical Nursing license
Current BLS certification
If required by the clinic, IV certification must be obtained
Knowledge of medical terminology and medical office procedures
Proven ability to perform medical procedures, give injections and perform phlebotomy
Proficient computer skills to work efficiently with electronic medical records
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
2+ years of experience in a medical setting
Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with providers/staff, patients, and the community
Effective listening and communication skills; proper use of grammar and spelling
Good communication and customer service skills
Physical & Mental Requirements:
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 25 pounds of force
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
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.