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RN Healthcare Manager - WellMed at Midtown - Austin, TX more...
Location:Austin, TX
Company:OptumCare
First posted:July 28, 2017
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Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)
What makes your clinical career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You'll work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.

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The Healthcare Manager is responsible for successfully supporting patients with high risk health conditions to navigate the healthcare system. The Healthcare Manager assists in developing patient empowerment by acting as an educator, resource, and advocate for patients and their families to ensure a maximum quality of life. The Healthcare Manager interacts and collaborates with multidisciplinary care teams, to include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, social workers, and other educators. The Healthcare Manager acts as a resource for clinic staff. The Healthcare Manager works in a less structured, self-directed environment and performs all nursing duties within the scope of a RN license of the applicable state board of nursing.

Primary Responsibilities:

Works with the providers and clinic staff to identify patients at high risk
Supports longitudinal care of the patient with chronic care conditions by performing assessment of health conditions,performing medication reconciliation, conducting Motivational Interviewing and Self-Management Goal setting, providing patient education, creating referrals to appropriate agencies and resources

Supports transition of the patient with chronic care conditions from inpatient to outpatient setting, by performing assessment of transitional needs, performing medication reconciliation, establishing and reviewing contingency plan, providing patient education, assisting with post discharge needs such as prescriptions, transportation, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), appointments

Coordinate with providers to establish or update plan of care

Performs accurate and timely documentation in the electronic medical record

Participates in daily huddles and Patient Care Coordination (PCC) meetings

Prepares accurate and timely reports, as required, for weekly meetings

Maintains continued competence in nursing practice and knowledge of current evidence based practices

May perform clinical tasks within their scope of practice

Performs all other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Nursing or Associates degree in Nursing with four or more years of experience
Registered Nurse with an active and unrestricted license to practice in the state of employment
Current BLS certification
2 or more years of experience in a physicians office, clinical or hospital setting
Knowledge of chronic diseases, especially COPD / asthma, diabetes, CHF and IHD
Excellent verbal and written skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to interact productively with individuals and with multidisciplinary teams
Proficient computer skills to work efficiently with electronic medical records
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
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 doctors diagnosis of disease
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience related to patient education and / or motivational interviewing skills and self-management goal setting
Fluent written and verbal skills in English and Spanish
Physical & Mental Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 35 pounds
Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 35 pounds of force
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office 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
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 90,000+ 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: WellMed, Healthcare, Bilingual, Registered Nurse, RN, Healthcare Manager, Health Coach, Education, CHF, IHD, COPD/Asthma and Diabetes Disease Management, Austin, TX, Texas

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