UnitedHealth Group RN Hospice - Per Diem - Southwest Medical - Las Vegas NV in Las Vegas, Nevada
Per DIem Requirements: Minimum of 2 days a month - weekend coverage required
Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare, is a multi - specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to older adults, an outpatient surgery center, home health, hospice and palliative care services, plus E-visits and online options via Now Clinic telemedicine technology. Southwest Medical offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. Southwest Medical is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.
Southwest Medical Associates is part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella.
Southwest Medical Hospice is seeking knowledgeable, compassionate RNs to provide direct care to hospice patients in their homes or facilities. As a hospice nurse, you would work with other healthcare professionals to determine the best overall care for terminal patients. Additionally, you would provide emotional support to the patients' families. These positions offer potential for growth, a friendly staff and an opportunity to interact with patients and their families on a more personal level.
The Hospice RN will be responsible for identifying patient / family needs and for providing supportive care, coordinating the case among the Interdisciplinary Group team in accordance with the plan of care in order to maximize the comfort and health of patients and families. As a hospice RN, you will be responsible for overseeing and participating in day to day clinical care of terminal patients and their families. You will also be responsible for clinical care and medical management activities across the continuum of care (assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating) as it relates to end of life palliative care.
Coordinate with the RN manager to assure the client driven plan of care that strives to meet positive outcomes through ongoing evaluation using evidenced based practice
Responsible for making certain that hospice care provided is compliant with state and federal regulations (documentation and delivered) through participation in chart review and following established process
Responsible for participation in orientation, ongoing education programs and successful completion of competency requirements
Responsible for providing services that are congruent with the policies of Southwest Medical Hospice within the scope of professional nursing practice as defined within the Nurse Practice Act
Provide services to meet both internal and external customers' expectations
Ensure hospice care is provided in accordance with agency and company Corporate Compliance Program
Other responsibilities 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.
Current and unrestricted NV RN license or temporary NV RN license with the ability to obtain permanent NV RN license upon expiration of temporary NV RN license
Must be willing to travel within the Las Vegas area into patients' home or facilities to provide comfort care and pain management
Must participate in weekend and / or after hours care of hospice patients as needed
Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar 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
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
Experience in community health, critical care, oncology, HIV / AIDS, advanced illness or medical surgical patient care setting
Hospice experience (preferably in home hospice agency)
Knowledge of professional standards of care and laws and regulations applicable to hospice services
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Job Keywords: Hospice, RN, Palliative Care, Critical Care, Home Health, Hospital, Medical Surgical, ICU, Oncology, Las Vegas, NV, Nevada, 911241
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