*** $10,000 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates ***





Optum is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.





The primary role of the Home Infusion Nurse is to provide clinical care and education to home-based patients receiving a wide range of parenteral medications dispensed from Optum Infusion Pharmacy . The most common route of administration is intravenous; however medications may also be given via subcutaneous infusion or injection, intramuscular injection, or intraspinal infusion. Service delivery takes place in patient homes and also in ambulatory infusion suites, where available. All infusion services and medication delivery is provided in accordance with Optum Infusion Pharmacy policies, procedures and therapy-specific protocols, and based on comprehensive orders received from a physician or licensed practitioner. The Home Infusion Nurse fills an integral role in the clinical operations of the organization, working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team needed to prepare, deliver and seek reimbursement for the infusion therapy that is safely and effectively administered to each patient.





Primary Responsibilities:




Establish and maintain positive clinical rapport with patients and their families, working closely with them in the provision of infusion therapy, education related to self-care and self-administration, and clinical monitoring of patient response to therapy

Assess patient appropriateness for home infusion therapy, including safety of the home environment, availability of caregiver support, and willingness of patient and/or caregivers to become as independent in therapy administration and monitoring of response to therapy as possible

Obtain and document patients medical history at the start of care and ongoing, particularly as related to the diagnosis being treated with the prescribed infusion therapy

Complete all required clinical documentation thoroughly and timely, including nursing plans of care , plans of treatment , visit notes, clinical summaries, medication profiles, discharge summaries and any updates provided to members of the patients care team, as well as obtaining patient and/or caregiver signatures on relevant consents and required forms

Participate in case conferences as needed to comprehensively plan patient care with the multi-disciplinary care team

Provide skilled care to patients of varying ages and medical conditions, as outlined in the plan of care and in accordance with physician orders and the plan of treatment

Establish, secure and maintain vascular access devices as prescribed, including peripheral IV placement, PICC and tunneled central venous catheter dressing changes, and implanted port access

Administer medications as prescribed, performing therapy-specific clinical assessments in accordance with the Companys policies, procedures and protocols, which may include frequent vital sign monitoring, management of acute infusion reactions, monitoring of side effects, and procurement of laboratory specimens

Communicate observations of patient response to therapy and overall physical assessment/condition with members of the care team in a timely manner, which may include the nursing supervisor, dispensing pharmacist, registered dietitian, and licensed prescriber, among others

Establish collaborative relationships with home health agencies delivering services on behalf of/or in conjunction with the Company, providing agency education and support as requested by the nursing supervisor

Maintain a comprehensive knowledge base of infusion therapies administered in the home and ambulatory infusion center, utilizing Company policies, procedures and protocols in addition to all available training resources to ensure understanding of each therapy before initiating treatment

Maintain current nursing licensure in all states in which patients are serviced, as required by the respective State Boards of Nursing and/or Department of Health

Comply with all State and Federal regulations and laws, including employee health and safety protections mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration , patient privacy and data security required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act , as well as all home infusion standards of practice

Complete all training required upon hire and annually per policy, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification

Serve as a professional representative of the Company when meeting with and/or providing education to external customers, payers and referral sources

Assist in staff orientation and training, serving as a clinical educator and resource as requested

Drive personal/rental vehicle in the completion of job duties, including travel to the Company office, patient homes, area hospitals, physician offices, home health agency offices, and the Companys Ambulatory Infusion Suite




Youll 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:




Active and unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of practice and others as requested

Current Basic Life Support and/or CPR certification, or willing to obtain prior to starting employment

1+ years of experience working as an RN in a clinical care setting that contributes to proficiency in infusion therapy

Proficient with electronic medical record documentation

Willing and able to work with an interdisciplinary team of professionals including pharmacists and technicians, physicians and other licensed prescribers, registered dietitians, home health agencies , sales representatives, and others as needed to provide comprehensive care and support of patients and caregivers

Willing and able to work independently in home or alternate-site settings

Willing and able to assume a flexible work schedule

Willing and able to meet attendance, overtime, after-hours on-call, and other reliability requirements of the position

Access to reliable transportation that will enable travel to customer and/or patient sites

Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance


Preferred Qualifications:




Experience administering infusion therapy in a home or alternate-site setting

Pediatric experience

Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office and electronic medical records programs

Knowledge of the Infusion Nursing Society standards of practice, policies and procedures

Knowledgeable of HIPAA patient privacy and data security requirements, OSHA employee protection regulations, and The Joint Commissions accreditation standards for home health and home infusion pharmacy

Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills

Effective interpersonal communications, both written and verbal

Proficient with Microsoft Office

Effective teaching skills




To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.





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.





**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.







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 Details:

Posted Date : 2022-04-21

Expiry Date : 2022-07-21

Job type : Part Time

Learn More & Apply

Apply