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Healthcare Coordinator LPN – Austin, TX

UnitedHealth Group

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted July 9, 2021.

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works with the providers and clinic staff to identify patients with chronic disease diagnoses
  • Supports longitudinal care of the patient with stable chronic care conditions by:
    • performing focused assessment of chronic care conditions
    • performing medication reconciliation
    • conducting Motivational Interviewing and Self-Management Goal setting
    • providing patient education using standardized, approved educational materials
    • creating referrals to appropriate agencies and resources
  • Supports transition of the patient with stable chronic care conditions from inpatient to outpatient setting, by:
    • performing focused assessment of transitional needs
    • performing medication reconciliation
    • reviewing contingency plan
    • providing patient education using standardized, approved educational materials
    • assisting with post discharge needs such as prescriptions, transportation, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), appointments
  • Notifies providers and/or supervising RN of changes to patient’s health condition
  • Performs accurate and timely documentation in the electronic medical record
  • Participates in daily huddles and Patient Care Coordination (PCC) meetings
  • Prepares accurate and timely reports, as required, for weekly meetings
  • Maintains continued competence in nursing practice and knowledge of current evidence-based practices
  • May perform clinical tasks within their scope of practice
  • Performs all other related duties 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse with an active and unrestricted license to practice in the state of Texas
  • 2+ years of experience in a physician’s office, clinical or hospital setting as a licensed practical/vocational nurse
  • Current BLS certification or the ability to open within 30 days of hire
  • Knowledge of chronic diseases, especially COPD/asthma, diabetes, CHF and IHD
  • Proficient computer skills to work efficiently with electronic medical records
  • This 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
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experience related to patient education and/or motivational interviewing skills and self-management goal setting
  • IV certification
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and be adaptable to change

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We’re innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors., WellMed is a network of doctors, specialists and other medical professionals that specialize in providing care for 550,000+ older adults with over 16,000 doctors’ offices 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: LPN, LVN, case manager, healthcare coordinator, bilingual Spanish, chronic diseases, EMR, Austin, TX, Texas

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