Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The primary responsibility of the Case Manager is to identify, screen, track, monitor and coordinate the care of patients with multiple co-morbidities and/or psychosocial needs and develop a case management plan of care. They will interact and collaborate with interdisciplinary care team, which includes physicians, transition care managers (i.e., UM inpatient case managers), referral coordinators, pharmacists, social workers, and other educators and nurses. The Case Manager also acts as an advocate for members and their families linking them to other members of the care team to help them gain knowledge of their disease process and to identify community resources for continued growth toward the maximum level of independence. The Case Manager will participate in integrated care team conferences to review clinical assessments, update care plans and determine follow-up frequency with the team. The Case Manager performs telephonic and face to face assessments. Please note: This position will be both office based and will require travel as needed. The RN in this role can be based in El Paso, Corpus Christi or the Rio Grande Valley. The RN will be responsible for peer to peer training and auditing as needed or directed by the manager. Primary Responsibilities:Conducts initial assessments within designated timeframes on patients identified as having complex case management needs (assessment areas include clinical, behavioral, social, environment and financial) Collaborates effectively with integrated care team to establish an individualized plan of care for members. The integrated care team includes physicians, case managers, referral coordinators, pharmacists, social workers, and other disease educators. Develops interventions to assist the member in meeting short and long term plan of care goalsEngage patient, family, and caregivers to assure that a well-coordinated treatment plan is establishedPrioritize care needs, set goals and develop an initial plan of care that also addresses gaps and/or barriers to care and uses evidence-based practice as the foundationMake outbound calls to assess member health status, identify gaps or barriers in treatment plansProvide member education to assist with self- management goalsMake referrals to outside sources Educate members on disease process or acute conditionCoordinates and attends member visits with PCP and specialists as needed in special circumstancesOn limited bases, a physical assessment may include taking of blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory assessment: Rate, effort, pulse oximetry, peripheral circulation and skin checks on exposed skin, foot checks for edema and skin integrity, home safety evaluationSeeks ways to improve job efficiency and makes appropriate suggestions following the appropriate chain of commandPerforms all duties for internal and external customers in a professional and responsible manner having fewer than two complaints per yearEnters timely and accurate data into designated care management applications and maintains audit scores of 90% or better on a quarterly basisAdheres to organizational and departmental policies and proceduresTakes on-call assignment as directedMaintains current knowledge of health plan benefits and provider network including inclusions and exclusions in contract termsWith the assistance of the Managed Care/UM teams, guides physicians in their awareness of preferred contracts and providers and facilitiesAttends educational offering to keep abreast of change and comply with licensing requirements and assists in the growth and development of associates by sharing knowledge with othersParticipates in the development of appropriate QI processes, establishing and monitoring indicatorsPerform comprehensive assessments and document findings in a concise/comprehensive manner that is compliant with documentation requirements and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulationsPerforms all other related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:Education:Bachelor's degree in Nursing, orAssociate's degree in Nursing and Bachelor's degree in related field, orAssociate's degree in Nursing combined with 4 or more years of experienceRegistered Nurse with current licensure to practice in the applicable stateCase Management Certification (CCM) or ability to obtain CCM within 1 year of employmentDiverse clinical experience with 5 or more years of experience in caring for the acutely ill patients with multiple disease conditions3 or more years case management experienceKnowledge of utilization management, quality improvement, discharge planning, and cost managementStrong organizational skills and multitasking abilitiesAbility to solve complex problems; critical thinking skillsStrong verbal communication skillsPossess planning, organizing, conflict resolution, negotiating and interpersonal skillsProficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Power PointIndependent problem identification/resolution and decision making skillsMust be able to prioritize, plan, and handle multiple tasks/demands simultaneouslyPreferred Qualifications:Certified Diabetes Educator or Certified Case ManagerExperience working with psychiatric and geriatric patient populations 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 90,000+ 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) 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: RN, registered nurse, case manager, case management, chart review, chart audit, NCQA, disease manager, disease management, geriatric, Medicare Advantage, telephonic, WellMed, UnitedHealth Group, UHG, UnitedHealthcare, UHC, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Rio Grande Valley, TX, Texas
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.