RN - Higganum, CT (883597)

United Health - College Haddam, CT

About the Job

Position Description Do you have compassion and a passion to help others?  Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)  ProHealth Physicians, part of OptumCare   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) Higganum Family Medical Group (7 min from Middletown), ProHealth Physicians (OptumCare Co) has an immediate opening for a friendly, patient focused and detailed oriented RN to join our team.  This is a 40 hour position Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (1 late night 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm every 3rd Tues).  Rotating Saturday’s every 5th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Schedule will be determined by Practice Manager.  Primary Responsibilities: Order vaccines as neededOversight of the medical teams CLIA competencesServe as liaison between patients, staff and providersSupport the care team and its patients by providing and documenting nursing care following established standards and practicesProvide patient care and education and assist in locating and coordinating services from other providers and resourcesServe as liaison between patients, staff and providersDocument 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 confidentialityProvide 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, Blood pressure, Head circumference, Current medications and Chief complaint and historyTriage 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 EHRProvide and document patient care such as giving injections and performing preventive screeningsEducate patients regarding their illness or injury and provide instruction regarding self-management of their conditionCarry out standing orders (i.e., authorizing prescription refills and ordering tests) consistent with ProHealth’s policies and proceduresSchedule tests, treatments and follow up visits on behalf of patients. Assist patients with identifying suitable outside resources for disease management and other services; refer patients when appropriate Monitor task list in order to respond to tasks in a timely manner, follow up on overdue orders and monitor status of critical referralsOrder supplies and vaccines and maintain appropriate records. Prepare and maintain equipment including sterilizationMaintain knowledge of current coding, OSHA and CLIA regulations and ProHealth policiesAssist care team to assure smooth office operation and delivery of excellent service through teamworkAs 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 carePerform 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.