**$1500 Sign on Bonus Available for External Candidates**
Incentive Bonus 2 times a year
18 days of PTO & Closed on Major Holidays
- 401K Match -
Opportunities at WellMed, part of the Optum family of businesses. We believe all patients are entitled to the highest level of medical care. Here, you will join a team who shares your passion for helping people achieve better health. With opportunities for physicians, clinical staff and non-patient-facing roles, you can make a difference with us as you discover the meaningbehind Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
The Healthcare Coordinator is responsible for successfully supporting patients with high risk health conditions to navigate the healthcare system. The Healthcare Coordinator assists in developing patient empowerment by acting as an educator, resource, and advocate for patients and their families to ensure a maximum quality of life. The Healthcare Coordinator interacts and collaborates with multidisciplinary care teams, to include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, social workers, and other educators to support the transition of care process. The Healthcare Coordinator acts as a resource for clinic staff. The Healthcare Coordinator works in a less structured, self-directed environment and performs all nursing duties within the scope of a LVN/LPN license of the applicable state board of nursing.
Works with the providers and clinic staff to identify patients at high risk through transitions of care. This is to support the market initiative of reducing utilizations, including ER visits, hospital admissions, and hospital readmissions
Supports longitudinal care of the patient with chronic care conditions by:
performing assessment of health conditions
initiating medication reconciliation for PCP to complete
conducting Motivational Interviewing and Self-Management Goal setting
providing patient education
Supports transition of the patient with chronic care conditions from inpatient to outpatient setting, by:
performing assessment of transitional needs
initiating medication reconciliation for PCP to complete
establishing and reviewing contingency plan and 24/7 patient support availability
providing patient education in a self-management format
completing 3 in 30 on all high risk members experiencing a discharge
ensure a 7 calendar day follow up with PCP post discharge
assisting with post discharge needs such as prescriptions, transportation, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), appointments by creating and following up on social work referrals
refers to case management for complex case needs, longitudinal needs, and/or disease management
Coordinate with providers to establish or update plan of care
Performs accurate and timely documentation in the electronic medical record
Participates in daily huddles and Patient Care Coordination (PCC) meetings
Prepares accurate and timely reports, as required, for weekly meetings
Maintains continued competence in nursing practice and knowledge of current evidence based practices
May perform clinical tasks within their scope of practice
Performs all other related duties as assigned
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.
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse with an active and unrestricted license to practice in the state of employment
Current BLS certification
2+ years of experience in a physician’s office, clinical or hospital setting
Knowledge of chronic diseases, especially COPD/asthma, diabetes, CHF and IHD
Experience related to patient education and/or motivational interviewing skills and self-management goal setting
Experience with outbound patient telecommunications
Proficient computer skills to work efficiently with electronic medical records
Proven ability to interact productively with individuals and with multidisciplinary teams
Proven excellent verbal and written skills
Proven solid interpersonal skills
Proven excellent organizational and prioritization skills
Proven fluent written and verbal skills in English and Spanish
Physical & Mental Requirement:
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
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.
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