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UnitedHealth Group LPN Windham Pediatrics in Willimantic, Connecticut

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)

ProHealth Physicians –Windham Pediatrics in Willimantic, CT has an immediate opening for a friendly, customer focused and detailed oriented LPN to join our team. The approximate hours will 40 hrs per week: 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday and Thursday and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8 am to 5 pm., plus occasional Saturdays.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the care team and its patients by providing and documenting nursingcare following established standards and practices

  • Provide patient care and education and assist in locating and coordinatingservices from other providers and resources

  • Serve as liaison between patients, staff and providers

  • Document all patient interactions and other clinical activities accurately andin 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 confidentiality

  • Provide attention to patients in a manner that builds confidence, trust andloyalty

  • Act as a member of the care team, including preparing patients to be seen bycollecting and recording(as applicable): Height and weight, Temperature, Bloodpressure, Head circumference, Current medications and Chief complaint andhistory

  • Triage patients according to approved protocols and consistent with ProHealth-sAppointment and Scheduling Guidelines. Answer and document patient phone calls;take complete messages and route to providers as needed using the EHR

  • Provide and document patient care such as giving injections and performingpreventive screenings

  • Educate patients regarding their illness or injury and provide instructionregarding self-management of their condition

  • Carry out standing orders (i.e., authorizing prescription refills and orderingtests) consistent with ProHealth-s policies and procedures

  • Schedule tests, treatments and follow up visits on behalf of patients. Assistpatients with identifying suitable outside resources for disease management andother services; refer patients when appropriate

  • As appropriate, conduct outreach to patients in need of appointments or otherservices, to communicate test results and other information, and to follow upafter appointments to be sure patients are following their plan of care

  • Monitor task list in order to respond to tasks in a timely manner, follow upon overdue orders and monitor status of critical referrals

  • Order supplies and vaccines and maintain appropriate records. Prepare andmaintain equipment including sterilization

  • Conduct orientation of clinical support staff and provide training/coachingfor staff related to clinical issues

  • Maintain knowledge of current coding, OSHA and CLIA regulations and ProHealthpolicies

  • Assist care team to assure smooth office operation and delivery of excellentservice through teamwork

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional education for nursing and Connecticut LPN licensure

  • Basic computer knowledge and aptitude

  • Prior vaccination experience Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Nursing experience

  • Knowledge of the practice specialty, e.g., pediatrics

  • Experience working on an electronic health record

ProHealthPhysicians is a physician-led medical group with 85 practice locations throughout Connecticut serving more than 10% of the state's residents. We empower physicians and advanced clinicians to better serve patients through enhanced care processes in support of improved patient outcomes. Formed in 1997, ProHealth Physicians has grown to include more than 350 primary care and specialty clinicians and offers select specialty and diagnostic/therapeutic services.

Diversity creates ahealthier atmosphere: OptumCare and its affiliated medical practices are EqualEmployment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualifiedapplicants 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, maritalstatus, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare and itsaffiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are requiredto pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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