Director of Nursing RN Home Infusion Tuscaloosa and Birmingham AL
Birmingham, AL 
Posted 10 days ago
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)

** $5,000 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates **

The Director of Nursing will cover both the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham branches. Candidates MUST live in the immediate Tuscaloosa area. The work schedule will be Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm. Must be available to work after hours based on business needs. The DON will serve as the Administrator for both branches.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for patient care across the continuum

  • Receives, evaluates, accepts and executes the initial patient intake process to assure that patient verification, assessment, teaching and ongoing scheduling of nursing services occur in timely manner

  • Assures timely communication with other company personnel, and outside providers, physicians and other agencies, to assure the quality and continuity of patient care

  • Serves as Administrator of licensed home health agency as required by state, ensuring home health agency meets all rules and regulations for licensure

  • Infuse medications occasionally in patients' home including monitoring and tracking vital signs, performing procedures such as IV placement, phlebotomy and medication administration via peripheral infusion device or PICC line, implantable port and / or central venous catheters and as ordered by a licensed physician or licensed practitioner

  • Assess patient occasionally in home environments and including clinical assessment safety of environment, pain assessment, monitor effectiveness of medication treatment, develop plan of care, education for patients and patient's family members, including providing care., including but not limited to plan of care / plan of treatment according to state specific regulations and reports accurately and in a timely manner, according to internal and external regulatory requirements

  • Maintain collaborative relationships involving agencies delivering services on behalf of / or in conjunction with Optum Infusion Pharmacy, including nursing agencies in a contracted relationship, patient, families, significant caregivers and other healthcare team members

  • Provide education regarding Optum Health Solutions services for both internal and external customers

  • Function as clinical educator and resource

  • Serves as administrator of licensed home health agency

  • Assist in securing and maintaining licensure and accreditations warranted by Optum Infusion Pharmacy, including required Home Health Licensure, JCAHO, and any other licensure or credentialing as necessary

  • Other responsibilities 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:

  • Active, unrestricted RN license in state of Alabama

  • Bachelor in Nursing, but will consider Nurses with Associate in Nursing, based on Nursing experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in infusion therapy and home health experience with specific proficiency in infusion therapy

  • At least 2 years of experience workingas an RN in a clinical care setting that contributes to proficiency in infusiontherapy (such as medical surgical unit, emergency department, intensive careunit, post-anesthesia care unit, or similar setting leas

  • At least 1 year of experience supervising or managing a team

  • Strong IV skills

  • Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Availability for evening and weekend patient visits

  • Reliable vehicle, current and unrestricted driver's license and proof of auto insurance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CRNI, critical care certification and / or ER certification

  • Experience using electronic medical records (EMR) programs

  • Previous experience in Home Infusion or Home Therapy

  • Ability to work independently in home or alternate site settings

  • Oncology and / or ER experience highly preferred

  • Knowledge and / or experience in HIPAA, OSHA, The Joint Commission or other accrediting bodies

Careers with OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you'll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you're empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is onlyavailable to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for aUnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, parttime, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible toreceive 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 Keywords: Registered Nurse, RN, DON, Director of Nursing, Nurse Manager, IV Therapy, Home Health, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, AL, Alabama, IVIG, INS, CRNI, Home Infusion, AHCA


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Day Job
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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