Registered Nurse - Fort Smith, AR

Position Description

Careers with MedExpress. At MedExpress, we believe in delivering quality, convenient, affordable health care and exceeding our patients' expectations. Our neighborhood medical centers are open every day from 8-8 with a full medical team and no appointments necessary to help patients get in, get healthy, and get back to what's really important. We provide a broad scope of services including urgent care, basic wellness and prevention, and employer health services. As part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we're working together to help people live healthier lives and to help the health system work better for everyone. You can become part of our elite team almost anywhere with 250 MedExpress centers across the country and two administrative offices in Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Registered Nurse is responsible for ensuring the well-being of patients and for providing a positive, supportive environment while working in conjunction with physicians, advanced practice clinicians, front office and clinical staff. The successful RN will have sound clinical acumen, strong communication skills and a dedication to customer service and patient care.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess, screen, triage and perform treatment ordered for patients
  • Perform medical treatment as ordered by provider or established MedExpress standing orders
  • Prepare and assist provider with dispensing prescribed medications (in states where applicable)
  • Assist the provider with examinations, procedures and other duties
  • Oversee and coordinate the daily patient care flow
  • Assist patients as needed with walking, transfer, specimen collection, exam preparation, etc.
  • Complete occupational health testing including such services as urine drug screens, breath alcohol testing, hair testing and physicals
  • Complete patient referrals and patient callbacks daily
  • Proper, concise and complete EMR documentation and/or paper based documentation for all assessments and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned such as new models of care and new types of procedures, etc.


This role is center-based and requires working in a clinical setting. The noise level is moderate and there is a potential for exposure to infectious diseases and blood-borne pathogens. It requires the ability to stand and sit for hours at a time (with some bending and stooping), ability to use manual dexterity in relation to clinical requirements, and ability to lift 50 lbs. Hours may vary based on location, patient volume, and business needs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current state licensure
  • 2+ years dedicated nursing experience
  • Experience with venous access for medication administration, as well as venipuncture and lab specimen collections
  • Ability to maintain BLS/CPR and CME/CEU's as applicable for licensure


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in Urgent Care, Emergency Room or Critical Care setting
  • Experience with IV insertion
  • Experience with employer health services/occupational medicine
  • Working knowledge of computerized information systems (EMR) used in clinical management settings


Proof of immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases is an employment requirement.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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.

Optum is a drug-free workplace. © 2019 Optum Health & Technology. All rights reserved.

Job Keywords: Registered Nurse, RN, Healthcare, MedExpress, Patient Care, Fort Smith, Arkansas


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