Care Coordinators - VA Telecommute

Employer
UnitedHealth Group
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Sep 11, 2017
Closes
Sep 20, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company - where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare companies, UnitedHealth Group is restlessly pursuing new ways to operate our Service Centers, improve our Service levels and help people lead healthier lives. We live for the opportunity to make a difference and right now, we are living it up. This opportunity is with one of our most exciting business areas: Optum - a growing part of our family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group a Fortune 14 leader. Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions, and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their Healthcare needs, and stay on track with their Health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation, and Performance. Together, we're removing the barriers that keep people from receiving the kind of quality healthcare that makes a difference. We focus on Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation and Performance as we empower people to achieve better health and well - being. As a Care Coordinator, you will perform a variety of casework duties and provide social work services to patients, families, and designated caregivers. Assists with gathering information from the member for the health care team, regarding barriers to following plan of care or other health information, including ongoing screening of the member for changes in health status and coaching for improved self - management. The Care Coordinator will also implement the interventions to promote improved health and compliance with recommended plan of care, as approved by the Interdisciplinary Care Team.Primary Responsibilities: Create a positive experience and relationship with the member Keep the member out of the hospital by supporting regular visits to their primary physician Keep member actively engaged with their primary physician Support the member to ensure adherence to medication plan Proactively engage the member to manage their care Provide member education Help to keep members compliant with their care plans Partner with care team (community, providers, internal staff) Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values Follows specific time - frames for communication, screening and facilitating of care team meetings with the member and the caregivers, and other members of the health care team to facilitate and coordinate the members approved plan of care. Maintains Care Coordination plan including, but not limited to: Transportation providers, DME vendors Physician offices / Behavioral Health provider's appointments. Documents all information gathered for the initial assessment, development of the plan, implementation, monitoring, and evaluating outcomes.Requirements Qualifications: Must be able to work 4 10 hour shifts, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM or 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM Must reside in the state of VA Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Social Work OR High School Diploma / GED with Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification / license Knowledge of culture and values in the local community Experience with outbound calls to members, Physician's, Pharmacy, Providers or similar medical facility Ability to create, copy, edit, send & save utilizing Word, Excel & Outlook Must be able to navigate a PC to open applications, send emails, and conduct data entry Ability to work in multiple systems and applications to complete daily tasks Must reside in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high speed internet connection or can leverage existing high-speed internet service Must reside in the state of VirginiaPreferred Qualifications: Experience working in Managed Care, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Knowledge of VA Medicaid Bilingual fluency with English & Spanish Familiarity with the resources available within the community Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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.SMDiversity 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. Keywords: LPN, Social Worker, Virginia, Telecommute, Care Coordinator, Optima Health VA