Registered Nurse - Colorado Springs, CO

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Provide professional nursing care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of patients under the supervision of a clinician or RN, Supervisor, or RN Charge Nurse. Delegates tasks as needed to professionals and para-professional employees. Coordinates activities and works closely with clinicians and staff to maintain efficient department functions and ensure successful operation of the department. Responsible for performing operational duties as required under the supervision of the site administrator or designee.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate the company's commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer
  • Uses, protects, and discloses Optum's patients' protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards
  • Performs various simple to moderately complex, comprehensive patient assessments, tests and procedures within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse
  • Obtains, interprets, records and reports vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure), height, weight, and other pertinent patient information to clinician
  • Prepares patient for examination and other procedures
  • Develops an appropriate nursing care plan
  • Implements a plan of care by performing nursing interventions and assisting with procedures
  • Instructs patient on procedural preparations
  • Administers medication and other therapeutic modalities within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse.
  • Collects, labels and transports various specimens to appropriate destinations
  • Performs patient and family teaching
  • Maintains clinical standards outlined in the clinical operations policies and procedures manual. Identifies deficiencies and recommends changes
  • Documents and maintains records of medical and nursing procedures
  • Coordinates with clinicians and ancillary departments to plan daily work assignments according to staff abilities, clinician and patient schedules, patient flow and procedures
  • Ensures adequate levels of supplies are maintained
  • Ensures that all equipment is maintained
  • Performs telephone screening and advice under the direction of clinician
  • Directs patients to appropriate levels of care and authorizes outside services
  • Notifies pharmacies of new prescriptions and authorizations of refills as ordered by clinician
  • Participates in educational programs to enhance nursing knowledge
  • Adheres to Universal Precautions at all times
  • Adheres to safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Performs additional 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.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing
  • Current State RN license.
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (AHA) or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross)
  • 1+ years of experience
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to type 25 wpm
  • Basic Life Support for healthcare providers
  • Manual dexterity to use/handle equipment and instruments
  • Skilled in phlebotomy and I.V. therapy
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role.
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using a UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • IV therapy and phlebotomy certification
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing
  • AAACN
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to concurrently perform multiple tasks

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)

Colorado Residents Only: The hourly range for Colorado residents is $25.63 to $45.72. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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