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Population Health RN – Work From Home Opportunity for LA/MS/AR Residents at Affinity Health Group

Population Health RN – Work From Home Opportunity for LA/MS/AR Residents

Affinity Health Group Monroe, LA Full-Time
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At Affinity Health Group, we specialize in taking care of people: our members, our patients, and our employees. We offer competitive salaries and great benefits! Benefits include: Health, Dental, Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and 401(k).


Affinity is currently looking for a Population Health RN to work from 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. This is a Work From Home opportunity for LA/MS/AR residents.


Job Summary: The Population Health RN is responsible for making outreach calls to Vantage Health Plan (VHP) members who have been discharged from the hospital for telephonic medication reconciliation and/or to schedule a Health Risk Assessm ent (HRA) visit with a Nurse Practitioner (NP)/Physician Assistant (PA). The RN will provide VHP members with appropriate health education specific to the member’s individual needs. The RN will also schedule follow-up appointments with the member’s primary care provider (PCP) as well as preventive service appointments as needed.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides telephonic assessments of member’s needs including medication reconciliation post-discharge for VHP members
  • Provides telephonic patient education regarding follow up care with the PCP and addressing barriers to their plan of care to help decrease re-admission rates
  • Schedules members for Health Risk Assessment visits by the NP/PA
  • Assists with the development, planning, and implementation of the Transitional Care Program within the Population Health Department
  • Retrieves and analyzes data within Vnet, Acuity, Q-NXT, and Centricity on an ongoing basis regarding VHP inpatient admissions and discharges
  • Communicates with the NP/PA and other team members for effective coordination of care
  • Access, collect, and transfer member information from multiple computer data systems
  • Documentation within Excel, Vnet, Q-NXT, and Centricity
  • Assist VHP members with Affinity transportation services as needed
  • Providing ongoing nursing care (assess, plan, intervention, evaluation, referrals) per age specific and developmental needs of the patient
  • Determines priorities of patient care based on essential needs. Anticipates and recognizes changes in patient’s status and need for care
  • Participates in quality assurance activities
  • Integrates health promotion and preventive aspects of care
  • Works collaboratively with other departments and team members within VHP and Affinity Health Group (AHG)
  • Collaborates with the PCP when need arises
  • Reports all information back to the PCP for continuity of care
  • May assist with wellness coupon project, chart reviews, card activation project, or other new projects that arise
  • Other duties as assigned

Marginal Duties:

  • Assists the Population Health Manager and Supervisor as needed with other duties within the role and is flexible to new ideas
  • Able to work independently and interdepartmentally to obtain departmental and organizational goals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) granted by the State of Louisiana
  • Must have an active RN License to practice in the state of Louisiana
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in medical-surgical or other hospital specialty unit
  • Case management skills preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with concise, clear documentation skills
  • Good judgement and critical-thinking skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to make decisions based on established policies and procedures
  • Must have a compassionate and caring manner with patients to form an instant rapport with the caller
  • Excellent phone etiquette and ability articulate and communicate well to individuals of all educational levels
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Functions well in a high-stress environment and under time pressure
  • Open and adaptable to change

Qualifications:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) granted by the State of Louisiana
  • Current basic life support (BLS) certification 

Experience:

  • 2+ years of clinical experience in medical-surgical or other hospital specialty unit
  • Case management skills preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Supervision Received: 

  • Works under general supervision of the Population Health Manager and Supervisor

Working Conditions:

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • Overtime may be occasionally required
  • Travel may be required and is reimbursed according to company policy

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.


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