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Director of Nursing Home Infusion Albany Onandaga Herkimer Madison Montgomery Counties New York

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
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.
The primary role of the DON -is to provide clinical direction and leadership support of the nursing functions in their Branch or area, creating opportunities to ensure best in class patient care and nursing staff performance. The Nurse Manager fills an integral role in the clinical operations of the branch or area facilitating the collaborative work 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.
Additional duties provided by the Nurse Manager include nursing staff training and orientation; medical record and process auditing; plan of treatment/485 oversight, and nursing supervisory visits.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute in the Albany or Syracuse, NY areas -as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
Management and oversight of all nurses and allied staff, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of systems that support the delivery of patient care and the achievement of quality patient outcomes in all assigned Branches or areas
Manages employees through establishing performance goals, allocating resources, and reviewing policies for the department, including but not limited to performance evaluations, supervisory visits and performance management counseling
Provides direction and support in the development of professional and allied staff, serving as a clinical resource to field staff, exercising considerable judgement, problem-solving skills, and professional knowledge
Collaborates with the Regional DON, and General Manager in the application of nurse staffing models and processes that facilitate achievement of Branch clinical, financial and performance improvement goals
Serves as the DON and or Administrator of the Home Health Agency (HHA) in branches with state-specific regulatory requirement for HHA (or equivalent) licensure
Participates in nursing leader orientation and training, serving as a clinical educator and resource to the nursing and allied staff
Ensures adherence with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations in all states in the service area in which patients are serviced
Assists in internal and external audits
Identifies and provides guidance to nursing in solving work-unit and operational gaps that impact patient care, such as those involving supplies, medications, equipment, and information
Provides oversight and guidance in the use of quality improvement processes and tools to assess performance and to identify and resolve gaps between local and best practices
Evaluates audit findings and applies insights to drive continuous performance improvement in clinical care
Analyzes, evaluates, plans, and executes on existing and proposed nursing initiatives and strategies
Provides and/or reinforces education on nursing process, patient-related therapies, and job-aid tools, in addition to supporting the advancement of company initiatives and strategies within the branch
Assists the Regional DON in benchmarking criteria to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of nursing programs
Participates in the collection and reporting of quality data, researches employee/patient grievances and participates in the management of Branch emergencies (actual and planned drills)
Participates in the review of organization-wide policies, protocols, job aides and other resources to support the delivery of quality patient care
Prepares periodic reports for management as required
Participates in various internal committees as requested
Coaches, mentors, and elevates the nursing organization's ability to deliver and exceed patient/customer expectations
Participates in the hiring of nursing staff and allied personnel
Ensures effective onboarding and orientation of new field staff and allied personnel
Works collaboratively with external Home Health Agencies
Maintains and develops professional competency through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations
Drives personal/rental vehicle (per travel policy) in the completion of job duties, including (but not limited to) travel to the assigned Branch/Ambulatory Infusion Suite (AIS) offices; patient homes as needed for supervisory visits; area hospitals; physician offices; and home health agency offices

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:
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Graduates of accredited diploma or associate nursing programs may be considered with equivalent professional experience
Active and unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of New York
3+ years of RN experience in a related specialty, such as the pharmaceutical industry, ambulatory infusion, or critical/emergency care
5+ years of RN experience in management
Experience working with a cross-functional team of professionals including dietitians, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, nurses, case managers, discharge planners, physicians, outside nursing agencies, patients, families, and caregivers
Knowledgeable regarding compliance, regulatory, performance improvement and state/federal requirements/regulations
Ability to travel up to 1- 2 times per month -including within the local/regional market including travel to counties in and around Albany and Syracuse.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in home infusion preferred, hospital/home health care environment
Pediatric Infusion experience (Hospital, Infusion Suite, Home settings)
Experience with nurse staffing processes and management, including oversight of a large (15+) nursing and ancillary staff member team
Experience with acute and chronic infusion therapies
Experience in an ambulatory infusion suite setting
Clinical leadership in home infusion therapy
Knowledge regarding state regulations pertaining to home health licensure
Knowledge of the Infusion Nursing Society (INS) standards of practice, policies, and procedures
Knowledge of NYS DOH rules and regulations
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients, and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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 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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

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: - -Home Health, Home Care, Infusion Nurse Manager, Infusion Therapy, Nurse Manager, Home Infusion, IV Therapy, Acute, Specialty Infusion, IVIG, IGNS, INS, DON, Director of Nursing, OptumRx, Herkimer County, NY, Albany, Syracuse, NY, New York

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