Remote Field Case Manager – Sedgwick County KS

UnitedHealthcare

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Requisition Number: 2231597
Job Category: Medical & Clinical Operations
Primary Location: Wichita, KS
(Remote considered)

At UnitedHealthcare, we’re simplifying the health care experience, creating healthier communities and removing barriers to quality care. The work you do here impacts the lives of millions of people for the better. Come build the health care system of tomorrow, making it more responsive, affordable and equitable. Ready to make a difference? Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

 

As a Field-Based Case Manager, you’ll wear many hats, and work in a variety of environments. Sometimes, you’ll interact with members leaving the hospital – possibly with new medications or diagnoses. Or perhaps you’ll perform home visits, assisting members with safe, effective transitions from care environments to where they live. You may also act as an intermediary between providers and members – serving in numerous roles, such as educator, evaluator, service coordinator, community resource researcher and more. The result? Fewer hospitalizations, ER visits and costly service gaps; and a less stressed, more effective health care system for us all. Want more flexibility, want more autonomy? Work from your own home and coordinate a visiting schedule that is mutually beneficial to you and the members we serve.

 

What makes your clinical career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You’ll work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you’ll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.

 

Location and Travel: Travel up to 75% and manage members in Sedgwick County.

 

If you reside within 45 miles of Sedgwick County, Kansas, you’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * as you take on some tough challenges.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Visit Medicaid members in their homes and/or nursing homes or other settings
  • 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
  • Assist members with the transition from a care facility back to their home
  • Case Manage members from a Holistic perspective

 

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must meet one of the following:
    • Current, unrestricted independent licensure as a Social Worker
    • Four year or higher degree in a behavioral health related field (e.g., psychology, counseling, etc.) plus 3+ years of direct experience
    • LPN with 5+ years of direct experience
  • 3+ years experience directly serving individuals with behavioral health conditions (mental health/substance use disorders)
  • 1+ years of experience with local behavioral health providers and community support organizations addressing SDoH (e.g., food banks, non-emergent transportation, utility assistance, housing / rapid re-housing assistance, etc.)
  • 1+ years of experience with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel within assigned territory to meet with members and providers

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience/additional training or certifications in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Trauma-Informed Care, Person-Centered Care
  • Bilingual in Spanish or other language specific to market populations
  • Background in Managed Care
  • Experience working in team-based care
  • Experience in serving individuals with co-occurring disorders (both mental health and substance use disorders)

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to transition from home office to field locations multiple times per day
  • Ability to navigate multiple locations/terrains to visit employees, members and/or providers
  • Ability to transport equipment to and from field locations needed for visits (ex. laptop, stethoscope, etc.)
  • Ability to remain stationary for long periods of time to complete computer or tablet work duties

 

*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.