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Per Diem Home Infusion Nurse - Southeast Alabama

UnitedHealth Group

Auburn, AL
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Per Diem Home Infusion Nurse - Southeast Alabama(Job Number:709437)

The staff nurse/per diem is a registered professional nurse who administers skilled nursing care to patients requiring professional nursing service and teaches and supervises the family and other members of the nursing team.  Each staff nurse performs nursing services for residents within the licensed areas serviced by the company or those counties deemed contingent by the Department of Health.  These services are performed in accordance with the physician’s orders and under the direction and supervision of the RNM or DON. 
Will cover the following counties: Clay, Randolph, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, Russell, Macon, Bullock
Cities that will be covered: Auburn, Phenix City, Alexander City, Opelika, Ashland, Rockford, Union Springs
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Obtaining a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition, from the patient and/or family member(s)
  • Conducting a physical examination of the patient, including vital signs, physical assessment, mental status, appetite and type of diet, etc.
  • Evaluating the patient, family member(s) and home situation to determine what health teaching will be required
  • Evaluating the patient’s environment to determine what assistance will be available from family members in caring for the patient
  • Interpreting nursing and other services of the Agency to patients and families as a part of planning for care
  • Developing and implementing the nursing care plan
  • Provides skilled nursing care as outlined in the nursing care plan
  • Nursing services, treatments and preventative procedures as ordered by the physician
  • Observing signs and symptoms and reporting to the physician reactions to treatments, including drugs, and changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition
  • Teaching, supervising and counseling the patient and caregivers regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient at home
  • Charts those services the staff nurse has rendered to the patient, changes noted in the patient’s condition and/or family and home situation, makes revisions in the nursing care plan as needed, evaluates patient care and progress
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of his/her nursing service to the individual and family
  • Consults with the nursing coordinator for possible alterations of the plan of treatment
  • Submits clinical notes no less often than weekly, and progress notes and other clinical record forms outlining the services rendered as indicated
  • Participates in case conferences
  • Discusses with the supervisor problems concerning the patients and how they may best be handled
  • Cooperates with other agencies providing nursing or related services to provide continuity of care and to implement a comprehensive care plan
  • Continually strives to improve his/her nursing care by attending in-service education, through formal education, attendance at workshops, conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading
  • Participates in planning and evaluation of the nursing service
  • Maintain an on-going knowledge of current drug therapy
 Required Qualifications:
  • Registered Nurse license in the state of Alabama
  • Graduate of accredited nursing program
  • 1 years as a professional nurse, with strong preference for specific proficiency in infusion therapy.
  • 1  years of home health experience
  • Knowledgeable and/or experience with current state licensure requirements
  • Knowledgeable and/or experience in HIPAA; OSHA; The Joint Commission (or other accrediting bodies) desired
  • Advanced interpersonal communications, both written and verbal required. Excellent listening skills required
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary team of professionals including pharmacy, physicians, outside infusion nursing agencies, sales, 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
  • May need to assume a flexible work schedule
  • Ability to meet attendance, overtime, on-call, and other reliability requirements of the job
  • Must have a car with current insurance coverage, a valid state driver’s license, and a state nursing license in good standing

Job Health Care Delivery (Clin Care)
Primary Location US-AL-Auburn
Other Location US-AL-Phenix City, US-AL-Opelika
Organization OptumRx AxelaCare
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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