Remote Preservice Review Nurse RN -Behavioral Health

Optum

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Requisition Number: 2205438
Job Category: Nursing
Primary Location: Wausau, WI
(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.

 

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

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform clinical coverage review services, which require interpretation of state and federal mandates, applicable benefit language, and consideration of relevant clinical information
  • Function as a member of a self-directed team to meet specific individual and team performance metrics
  • Ability to communicate in writing and verbally, all types of benefit determinations including decisions regarding coverage guidelines
  • Telephonic discussion with health care providers and/or members to explain benefit coverage determinations and to obtain additional clinical information
  • Acts as a resource for others with less experience
  • Work independently and collaborating with Medical Directors and non-clinical partners
  • Adapt to a highly changing environment and a heavy case load

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:  

  • A current unrestricted RN license in the state of residency or compact state
  • Professional experience in direct patient care
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in computer skills – Excel, Microsoft platforms, Outlook, clinical platforms
  • Exemplary clinical documentation skills; critical thinking skills
  • Must have a designated secure workspace and access to install secure high speed internet via cable/DSL in home.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years of RN experience including experience in an inpatient/acute setting
  • Background involving utilization review for an insurance company or experience in case management
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

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

 

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for California/Colorado/Connecticut/Hawaii/Nevada/New Jersey/New York/Rhode Island/Washington residents is $28.03 to $54.95 per hour. 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.

 

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.