Optum Home & Community Care, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is creating something new in health care. We are uniting industry-leading solutions to build an integrated care model that holistically addresses an individual’s physical, mental and social needs – helping patients access and navigate care anytime and anywhere.
As a team member of our Optum At Home product, together with an interdisciplinary care team we help patients navigate the health care system, and connect them to key support services. This preventive care can help patients stay well at home.
We’re connecting care to create a seamless health journey for patients across care settings. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
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 Telephone Case Manager RN with UnitedHealth Group, 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!
Build relationship with the member and the hospital staff
Collaborate with facility Case Management/Discharge Planning team to coordinate care and identify priority needs/members
Engage with facility Case Management/Discharge Planning teams and the member/family or caregiver to prepare for transitions and assist in facilitating the discharge plan
Enter timely and accurate discharge date and disposition of member into case management tool
Notify Clinical Programs (such as CTP. TTS, PAT, or House Call practitioners) of discharge disposition
Make outbound calls and receive inbound calls to assess members' current health status during the 30-day post discharge period
Act as a liaison between the facility and inpatient care manager to coordinate clinical information necessary to facilitate medical necessity determinations
Identify gaps or barriers in treatment plans
Provide patient education to assist with self-management
Make referrals to outside sources
Provide a complete continuum of quality care through close communication with members via in-person or on-phone interaction
Support members with condition education, medication reviews and connections to resources such as Home Health Aides or Meals on Wheels
This is high volume, customer service environment. You'll need to be efficient, productive and thorough dealing with our members over the phone. Strong computer and software navigation skills are critical. You should also be strongly patient-focused and adaptable to changes.
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.
Years of post-high school education can be substituted/is equivalent to years of experience.
Current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the state of MD and DC
3+ years of experience in a hospital, acute-care or direct care setting
Data entry experience into case management systems
Demonstrate a proficiency in computer skills to navigate a windows-based environment, including internet searches, program navigation, and the use of multiple screens and tabs
Proven ability to be credentialed at assigned hospital and meet all hospital occupational health requirements (drug screening, licensure and immunizations)
Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel to hospital location for primary work site
Case management experience or CCM certification
Experience or exposure to discharge planning, utilization review, concurrent review, or risk management
UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.
Already Fortune 5, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.
Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.
Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.
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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