UnitedHealth Group Registered Nurse – Remote GI in Poughkeepsie, New York

March 26, 2024

Job Description


This a full-time position with excellent benefits within 30 days, PTO, paid holidays, 401K , tuition reimbursement and more!

Opportunities with Optum in the Tri-State region (formerly CareMount Medical, Crystal Run Healthcare, ProHEALTH New York, and Riverside Medical Group). Come make a difference in the lives of people who turn to us for care at one of our hundreds of locations across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Work with state-of-the-art technology and brilliant co-workers who share your passion for helping people feel their best. Join a dynamic health care organization and discover the meaning behind Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The group has always maintained a firm commitment to each of our patients…to provide high quality medical and surgical care in a warm, friendly setting, and in a caring manner. Each and every member of our professional and support staff is dedicated to this ideal – physicians, nurses, technicians and support personnel. The commitment to deliver services that revolve around our patients is central to our care practices and philosophies. Integrated care teams focus their efforts to ensure that evidence-based, patient-centered approaches are consistently implemented to maximize patient health, self-efficacy, and self-management.

The Registered Nurse or RN provides professional nursing care to patients/significant others via telephone contact, following established standards and practices. They coordinate with other members of the care team to ensure seamless care delivery, maximal coordination of efforts, and active patient participation in planning and care. Assists physician or other provider with clinical procedures, performs telephone triage as needed, and participates in patient teaching.

Provides Direction To: Licensed Practical Nurses, clerical assistants, medical assistants, and other non-licensed personnel.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Clinical Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrates clinical competence in the direct care of patients/significant others in established area of practice, considering developmental differences among patients

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of common disease processes and treatments, including pertinent diagnostic/laboratory testing and medical/nursing interventions

  • Demonstrates a proactive approach to patient care, focusing on addressing each patient’s individual and family needs at the time of service

  • Utilizes evidence-based approaches with patients/families/caregivers to support self-management, self-efficacy, and health-promoting behavior change

  • Collaborates with patients/significant others and other members of the healthcare team to establish goals and priorities to meet patients’ immediate and future needs

  • Performs telephone triage with particular emphasis on assessment, problem/priority identification, and decision-making

  • Performs authorized technical procedures competently (e.g., EKG, phlebotomy, starting/ monitoring IVs, selected laboratory tests, etc.) as may be required in clinical practice area

  • Seeks validation/guidance from physician or other provider and nurse colleagues when necessary

  • Functions effectively with other healthcare providers during emergency situations

  • Teaching/Education of Patients/Significant Others

  • Uses clinical knowledge and skills to teach patients/significant others effectively (e.g., via written information, face-to-face communication, phone communication)

  • Integrates patient and family education, including health promotion/wellness, into the delivery of care

  • Continuously evaluates the results of patient education and modifies the teaching plan based on patient outcomes

  • Suggests and/or facilitates referrals (e.g., to Department of Social Services, dietitian, hospice) as applicable

  • Designs and implements educational activities that are culturally appropriate (and consistent with individual physicians’ practice) and are tailored to the patient’s/significant other’s ability to comprehend and participate

  • Participates, as requested, in the development of patient-teaching tools/programs for assigned department

  • Leadership

  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving skills, particularly when urgent/emergent or unexpected clinical or administrative events arise in order to maintain both the smooth functioning of the department and patient/personnel safety

  • Provides direction and support, and delegates tasks to professional and non-professional staff

  • Serves as an effective preceptor to new staff as needed

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:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • Registered nurse licensed to practice in New York State (NYS) with current NYS registration and in good standing or ability to obtain licensure prior to starting in position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

  • Current BLS certification

  • 2+ years of recent pertinent professional nursing experience in a hospital, medical office, or other clinical setting

  • 1+ years of experience as a registered nurse or two years as a licensed practical nurse in a pertinent practice area

  • Experience as a telephonic triage RN

  • Experience working in GI

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including moving and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination

  • Requires sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time

  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range

  • May require occasional lifting and carrying office supplies

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for this role is $28.03 to $54.95 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.


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