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Physician / Hospice / Texas / Locum or Permanent / Palliative and Hosp

Company: OptumCare
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

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)

This position will provide a variety of patient care activities supporting the needs of the Palliative Care Program in both office duties/clerical, as well as clinical duties as necessary.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs all nursing duties within the scope of a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse as required by state of employment (procedures, injections, EKGs, phlebotomy)
  • Records patient care documentation in the medical record accurately and timely
  • Reviews the patient record, chart, reports (including laboratory and x-ray), and other pertinent information for each patient prior to being seen by the provider and reports relevant information to the provider 100% of the time.
  • Coordinates patient care as directed by physician, company standards and policies
  • Organized and accurate processing of appropriate documents
  • Respects patient confidentiality
  • Organizes housecall bags and maintains equipment, responsible for ordering equipment as necessary.
  • Maintains certifications (LVN or LPN & CPR)
  • Answers phones and schedules appointments based on best geographic locations to minimize drive time between patients.
  • Schedule family meetings when appropriate.
  • Responsible for note taking during Interdisciplinary Team Meeting
  • Responsible for ensuring proper communication between PCP and Palliative Care Team.
  • Triages patient phone calls to the appropriate destination, ensuring that urgent calls are expedited to the provider.
  • Readies patient chart for each providers daily visits:
    • Map on front of the chart
    • Charts updated with labs, data, consult notes, hospital records, etc.
    • Consents in chart when appropriate
    • Medical records management
    • Participates in Marketing events
    • Performing a medical house call if necessary
    • Collect any samples from the home visits (labs) and ensure proper labeling/dissemination
    • Keep provider mileage logs and reimbursements
    • Obtain and track referrals
    • Fulfill medication refill requests
    • Performs all other related duties as assigned Youll be rewarded and recognized for your performancein an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on whatit takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other rolesyou may be interested in.

Keywords: OptumCare, Austin , Physician / Hospice / Texas / Locum or Permanent / Palliative and Hosp, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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