Clinical Quality LPN - Las Cruses, NM

Las Cruces, New Mexico
May 17, 2022
May 26, 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
$500 Sign on Bonus for External Candidates

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

This position will be dedicated to clinical quality and risk adjustment efforts. Provides clinical support and professional nursing care to patients under the direction of physicians and nursing personnel using established standards of care to close the gaps on clinical quality measures and screenings.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review technical metrics/specifications/measures
  • Review relevant HEDIS specifications to guide chart review
  • Review/verify medical claims coding -Review medical records for compliance with regulatory guidelines (e.g., NCQA, state Medicaid contracts, Clinical Practice Guidelines) -Verify necessary documentation is included in medical records
  • Evaluate documentation of medical care
  • Review/interpret medical records/data to determine whether there is documentation that medical services were rendered
  • Determine/verify whether or not preventative services were rendered 
  • Identify members requiring additional follow-up (e.g., referral to Case Management)
  • Follow relevant regulatory guidelines, policies and procedures in reviewing clinical documentation (e.g., HEDIS, Clinical Practice 
    Guidelines, HCC) 
  • Run/pull/prioritize relevant data/reports (e.g., member level data, geographical trends, provider data)
  • Prioritize providers for medical chart review (e.g., high volume members not seen)
  • Manipulate and leverage multiple databases/Electronic Medical Records applications(e.g., provider panels, medical review 
    databases) to sort, search, and enter information
  • Identify incomplete/inconsistent information in medical records and label missing measures/metrics/concern

    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:

    • High school graduate or GED equivalent
    • Current state Licensed Practical Nurse
    • 1+ years of LPN experience
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Excel
    • ICD-9 and CPT coding 
    • HEDIS
    • STARS
    • Ability to travel frequently within assigned market
    • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
    • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor’s diagnosis of disease
    • 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:

    • 3+ years of related LVN experience in a clinical setting
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
    • Ability to accurately documenting information and maintaining patient confidentiality
    Physical and Mental Requirements: 

    • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
    • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
    • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery
    • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
    • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

    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 WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

    WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.

    **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 (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.


    Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

    OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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