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UnitedHealth Group RN - Endoscopy in Muncie, Indiana

Opportunities with American Health Network, part of Optum. When you join American Health Network (AHN), you become part of a team that strives to identify and retain the top healthcare professionals in the markets it serves. At American Health Network, we want to be the best health care organization we can be. Our mission is to improve the health of our patients. We’re a physician-led organization, operating over 70 medical offices in Indiana and Ohio, with over 300 providers and 1200 employees. We’re also part of Optum, in the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, and backed by the resources of a global health care organization working to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. That’s an important differentiator as more people need our help simplifying the complexities of the American health care system. At the same time, the culture of AHN supports work-life flexibility for employees and places a high value on their physical, emotional, financial and other aspects of well-being. Find out what it means to be part of an exceptional company that values its employees, its role in health care, and making a difference one patient at a time. Take a look at American Health Network and explore a new path to your life’s best work.(sm)

The Registered Nurse will be working in preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative care within American Health Network's Surgery Center.

This position is in the Endoscopy Department with a schedule of Monday - Friday, anywhere from 8-10 hours per day.

Primary Responsibilities:

Patient Care Functions:

  • Interview patient to determine medical problems/conditions and documents this information in charts for physicians

  • Explain procedures and treatments to patients

  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques

  • Prepare equipment and aids physicians during treatment and examination of patients Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients

  • Observe patients, record significant conditions and reactions, and notify the supervisor or physician of each patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents

  • Take temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations and to assess condition of patients

  • Collect samples, such as urine and blood, from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples

  • Prepare specimens and appropriate requisitions for cultures and biopsies

  • Respond to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol

  • Document the history and physical assessment for assigned patients

  • Initiate a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of each patient, as prescribed by the physician and/or policy, including patient and family instruction

  • Start an IV for patient as needed

Patient Education Function:

  • Assess learning needs of each patient prior to establishing a written plan of care

  • Establish an individualized teaching plan with stated educational objectives for each patient

  • Act as a resource for patients and their families

  • Encourage staff participation in the teaching of patients

  • Attend patient care conferences as needed

  • Consult with physicians regarding patients’ treatment plan and nursing and educational needs

  • Provide patients and their families with instruction regarding self-monitoring

  • Provide written and verbal instruction regarding the treatment regimen at home

  • Work with dietitians and collaborate with other health care team members to develop patient care plans

  • Develop educational program to include individual and group classes

  • Communicate to physicians regarding the referral process for classes

Surgery Functions:

  • Assist with surgery by handing items to the medical practitioner

  • Assess the physiological health status of the patient throughout the surgery

  • Establish realistic and attainable goals based on nursing diagnosis and to develop a plan of care based on nursing actions to achieve patient’s goals

  • Communicate and document patient’s plan of care to other members of the surgical and healthcare team

  • Select appropriate personnel for transport as determined by patient’s needs

  • Participate in pre-operative teaching, as needed, such as explanation of surgical routine and environment

  • Follow policies for sponge, sharps, and instrument counts during surgery

  • Administer medications

  • Communicate and document administration of medications and solutions

  • Pre-Op assessments

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:

  • Associate degree in nursing (ASN)

  • Valid, unrestricted RN license in the state you reside and or are practicing in

  • Basic computer skills and be able to learn our practice management system

  • 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 the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive VoiceResponse (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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN)

  • BLS certification

  • ACLS certification

  • PALS certification

  • TB certification

  • EMR / EHR experience

  • NexGen experience

  • Conscious sedation training experience

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)

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: RN, Registered Nurse, Nurse, Surgery, Operating Room, Muncie IN, Indiana