There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm) WellMed at Crockett Park, 78212 near Olmos PK and McCullough. This position may require assisting other locations as needed - "Mileage reimbursement available" The Cardiology RN is responsible for carrying out day-to-day support duties and facilitating teaching related to the Chronic Care, Heart Failure, and Ischemic Heart Disease. The Cardiology RN works in conjunction with the Cardiology team, providers, clinic staff and primary care physicians. This position assists in providing patient empowerment through the use of motivational interviewing skills, problem solving and self-management goal setting. Primary Responsibilities:Works with the providers and clinic staff to identify patients with Heart failure, IHD and ensures clinical guidelines are being followedTriage patients, administer IV therapy under the direction of the providers, and relay test results after provider interpretationConducts Chronic Care Model visits and reviews the patient's informal and formal support systems, focusing on what patients want to improve and educating them about their chronic diseaseUtilizes appropriate motivational interviewing techniques necessary for coaching and assisting the patient to complete self-management goal / action plansEnters timely and accurate data into the EMR system and other applications necessary to communicate patient needs and to ensure complete documentation of patient visits and phone calls Responsible for remote monitoring of patients, setting parameters with provider direction, identify changes in patient vitals, conduct on - going discussions in regards to disease management with the providersMaintains current knowledge regarding HF, IHD as well as treatments and medications related to eachEstablishes a trusting relationship with identified patients, caregivers, clinic staff members and physiciansConducts clinic one-on-one visits with patients, triaging, educated on disease, diet, assess patient needs. Communicates these needs to the appropriate person (i.e. Social Worker, clinic staff, etc.) or addresses them per processSolves problems by gathering and / or reviewing facts and selecting the best solution from identified alternatives. Decision making is usually based on prior practice or policy, with some interpretation. Applies individual reasoning to the solution of a problem devising or modifying processes and writing proceduresServes as a resource or consultant for LVN / MA team membersAttends educational offerings to keep abreast of change and complies with licensing requirements, ensures all patient educational materials are up-to-date, and maintains knowledge of specialty and ancillary provider contract contents, to include exclusions and contract termsCollaborates with the cardiology team to recommend policies, procedures and standards which affect the care of the patient with high-risk chronic disease diagnoses such as HF, IHD, and all Cardiology related diseasesExhibits professionalism and is courteous with all patients, physicians and co-workersPerforms all other related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:Registered Nurse with a current license to practice in the state of employment Two or more years experience in a physician's office, clinical or hospital setting Cardiac, medical-surgical and / or critical care experience Proficient knowledge of chronic diseases, especially HF and IHDExperience related to patient education and/or motivational interviewing skills and self-management goal settingExcellent verbal and written skillsAbility to interact productively with individuals and with multidisciplinary teamsProficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and OutlookExcellent organizational and prioritization skillsThis position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of managed care, referral processes, claims and ICD-9 and CPT coding Bilingual (English / Spanish) language proficiency Physical & Mental Requirements: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 100 pounds of forceAbility to sit for extended periods of timeAbility to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and / or machineryAbility to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and / or in writingAbility to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solvingCareers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 90,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer 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.UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: WellMed, Healthcare, Bilingual, Registered Nurse, RN, Cardiology, Health Coach, Education, CHF, IHD, COPD / Asthma and Diabetes Disease Management, San Antonio New Braunfels, Seguin, Gonzales, Shiner, Yoakum, Boerne, Floresville, Helotes, Texas, TX
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.