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UnitedHealth Group Nurse Supervisor RN Home Infusion Irving TX in Fort Worth, Texas

There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The primary role of the Nurse Supervisor is to provide infusion nursing services to patients receiving infusion medications from Optum Infusion Pharmacy, supervise nurse professionals in the field, and / or provide clinical coordination for infusion services for Optum Infusion patients. Service delivery will occur in patient’s home or alternate site per patient’s request. The Field Nurse Supervisor will coordinate and manage the nursing activities of other nurses in an assigned area. These nurses may be a combination of contract nurses and / or direct employees of Optum. All infusion services and medication delivery will be provided utilizing accepted Infusion therapy clinical technique and Optum’s established policy and procedures ordered by a licensed physician or licensed practitioner. All clinical operations will be consistent with established goals, objectives, and policies, and specifically focused on delivery of infusion therapy nursing and medication delivery.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive clinical rapport with all patients and their families, representing Optum Infusion Pharmacy including working directly with patients and their families, maintain contact and clinically monitor all patients providing direct infusion therapy services

  • Infuse medications on a regular basis in patient’s home setting including performing procedures such as IV placement, phlebotomy, and medication administration via peripheral infusion device; or PICC line; Implantable port; and / or Central Venous Catheters and as ordered by a licensed physician or licensed practitioner

  • Assess patient in home environments, including clinical assessment, monitoring and tracking vital signs, safety of environment, pain assessment, monitor effectiveness of medication treatment, develop plan of care, education for patients and patient’s family members, including providing care

  • Perform supervisory visits for assigned nursing personnel

  • Establish and maintain all clinical documentation including, but not limited to, Plans of Care / Treatment (POC / POT), Clinical Summaries, medication changes and any updates for BriovaRx pharmacy

  • Communicate effectively to internal Optum personnel, any patient status changes or information relevant to promote the coordination of care and safety of a patient

  • Willingness to work with most ages and diagnosis of patients receiving infusion therapy medication

  • May work with numerous infused or Injectable medications including orals per Optum protocols

  • Clinical oversight of patient functions provided by Optum Infusion Pharmacy, within a limited geographical area

  • Collaborative relationships involving agencies delivering services on behalf of / or in conjunction with Optum, including nursing agencies in a contracted relationship, patient, families, significant caregivers, and other healthcare team members, in a limited geographical area, if needed

  • Maintaining current State Nursing licensure, as required by the State Department of Health, is mandatory

  • Assist in securing and maintaining all licensure and accreditations warranted by Optum Infusion Pharmacy, including required Home Health Licensure, Joint Commission, and any other licensure or credentialing as necessary

  • Compliance and adherence to all State and Federal regulations and laws, Joint Commission, OSHA, HIPAA, CPR, all infusion pharmacy and nursing licensure accepted standards of practice

  • Maintain all mandatory education required upon hire and annually per policy

  • May be required to represent the company in clinical interactions as requested

  • May provide education regarding Optum Infusion Pharmacy, for both internally and external customers

  • Function as clinical educator and resource

  • May work in office or alternate settings including home settings

  • Ability to travel on occasion

  • May be required to work any day or shift as required to accommodate patient schedules in administering medications, on occasion

  • May be required to lift or carry equipment and supplies to patients home

  • May be required to participate in afterhours on call responsibilities, on occasion

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:

  • Registered Nurse licensed in the state of practice

  • 3+ years of experience and proficiency in infusion therapy

  • High level of proficiency with the use of technology, through exposure to EMR, use of data phones or tablets with WiFi access, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and Word)

  • Knowledge of the Infusion Nursing standards (INS) and nursing process including assessment, problem identification or nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning and communicating, implementation, and evaluation

  • Knowledgeable of / Experience with current state licensure requirements

  • Ability to meet attendance, overtime, on-call, and other reliability requirements of the job

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Experience supervising or leading staff

  • Home Infusion Experience

  • Knowledgeable and / or experience in HIPAA; OSHA; Joint Commission; a plus

  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary team of professionals including clinical, pharmacy, physicians, outside infusion nursing agencies, patients, families, and significant caregivers

  • Professional appearance and teaching skills

  • Ability to work independently in home or alternate site settings

  • Ability to work under pressure with clinical emergencies if required

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: 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: Nurse Manager, DON, Clinical Coordinator, Home health, Registered Nurse, RN, Infusion Therapy, IV, INS, field nurse, home infusion, home infusion therapy, BriovaRx, OptumRx, UHG, Irving, TX, Texas