Remote Orthopedic Nurse Case Manager RN, IL


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Requisition Number: 2192828
Job Category: Nursing
Primary Location: Downers Grove, IL
(Remote considered)

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. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. 


As a part of our continued growth, we are recruiting for a RN Case Manager for the Orthopedic Health Support team. In this role you will be responsible for the clinical management across the continuum of care for members with musculoskeletal (neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee) conditions.


Schedule:  Monday – Friday, Normal business hours in your time zone, also includes 2 nights per month until 8pm


You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide information to members to facilitate an improved care experience which includes illustrating cost savings, highest quality pairing of a center of excellence and surgeon, and ensuring a seamless administrative experience
  • Telephonic Case Management which includes assessments in the pre-operative and post-operative phases of Orthopedic surgery to ensure positive outcomes
  • Identifying gaps in treatment plans and coordinate ongoing care with providers
  • Provide patient education to encourage self-management and healthy lifestyle change
  • Works with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Coaches, provides feedback and guides others
  • Acts as a resources for others with less experience


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 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current, unrestricted RN license in your state of residence
  • Multiple state licensure (in addition to Compact License if applicable) or ability to obtain multiple state nursing licenses
  • 3+ years of recent orthopedic experience where working with orthopedic patients was your main responsibility working with neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee conditions educating patients/members on physical therapy, occupational therapy, pre and post operations
  • Computer proficiency including the ability to type and talk at the same time and to navigate within Microsoft Windows
  • Access to high speed internet from home (Broadband cable, Fiber or DSL)
  • Dedicated workspace from home


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Compact RN License
  • 7+ years of Orthopedic experience working with neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee conditions as the main part of your job
  • Experience with pain management both acute and chronic
  • Physical therapy experience
  • Occupational therapy experience
  • Experience with weight management
  • Conservative orthopedics experience
  • Surgical orthopedics experience


California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $56,300 to $110,400 per year. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.


*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy