Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)
We’re making a strong connection between exceptional patient care and outstanding career opportunities. The result is a culture of performance that’s driving the health care industry forward. As a Telephonic Nurse Case Manager, you’ll support a diverse member population with education, advocacy, and connections to the resources they need to feel better and get well. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Apply today!
Selected candidates must be able to start working on site in our office located at 600 Airborne Pkwy, Cheektowaga, NY. Opportunities for hybrid arrangements, a mix of working in the office and from home, may be given over time if all job goals are being met.
The schedule is Monday - Friday: 3 days/week 8 am - 5 pm, 2 days/week 11 am - 8 pm. Candidates must be able to work until 8pm two nights/week to be considered.
Make outbound calls to assess members' current health status
Identify gaps or barriers in treatment plans
Provide patient education to assist with self-management
Interact with Medical Directors on challenging cases
Coordinate care for members
Make referrals to outside sources
Coordinate services as needed (i.e., home health, DME, etc.)
Educate members on disease processes
Encourage members to make healthy lifestyle changes
Document and track findings
Utilize Milliman criteria to determine if patients are in the correct hospital setting
Make ‘welcome home’ calls to ensure that discharged members receive the necessary services and resources
This position will require active and unrestricted nursing licensure in multiple US States. Selected candidate must be willing and able to obtain and maintain multiple state licensure. Application fees and filing costs will be paid for by UHG.
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.
Active, unrestricted RN license in the State of New York
Multiple state licensure (in addition to Compact License if applicable) OR the ability to obtain multiple state nursing licenses
3+ years of RN experience in a hospital setting, acute care, direct care, or as a Case Manager at an insurance company
Computer proficiency including navigating a Windows environment; using MS Outlook; creating, editing, saving, and sending documents in MS Word; talking and typing at the same time; and using multiple applications simultaneously
Ability to work until 8:00 pm two nights/week (3 days/week 8 am – 5 pm, 2 days/week 11 am – 8 pm)
Ability to work on site in our Cheektowaga, NY office
Access to install secure, high-speed internet and a dedicated, distraction-free workspace at home
Certified Case Manager (CCM)
Home Health experience
Managed care experience
Case Management experience
Experience with / exposure to discharge planning
Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.
*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
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.
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