Remote RN Sr Case Manager

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Requisition Number: 2231668
Job Category: Nursing
Primary Location: Draper, UT
(Remote considered)

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here’s your opportunity. We’re going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. 

 

Positions in this function facilitates a team approach to ensure cost-effective delivery of quality care and services based on medical conditions and social determinants. Collaborates with members, providers, and other resources to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate options and services required to meet an individual’s healthcare needs.  Promotes member’s goals for self management, facilitates effective health care system navigation, reduces gaps in care, and provides support and community resources as needed. Ensures compliance to contractual and service standards as identified by relevant health insurance plans.  Adheres to policies, procedures and regulations to ensure compliance and patient safety.

 

If you are located in Mountain Time Zone, you will have the flexibility to work remotely* as you take on some tough challenges.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conducts clinical evaluation of members per regulated timelines, determining who may qualify for complex case management based on clinical judgment, changes in member’s health, social determinants, and gaps in care
  • Creates and implements a case management plan in collaboration with the member, caregiver(s), provider(s), and/or other appropriate healthcare professionals to address the patient’s needs and goals
  • Performs ongoing updates of the care plan to evaluate effectiveness, and to document barriers, interventions, and goal achievement
  • Partners with primary providers or multidisciplinary team members to align or integrate goals to plan of care
  • Uses motivational interviewing to evaluate, educate, support, and motivate change during member contacts
  • Identify and consider appropriate options to mitigate issues related to quality, safety or affordability when they are identified, and escalates to ensure optimal outcomes, as needed
  • Ensures compliance with quality metrics specific to health plan delegation and accrediting body requirements
  • Maintains caseload per defined medical management department standards
  • Sustains productivity and audit requirements per medical management department standards
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and implement innovative approaches to complex member situations
  • Sought out as expert and serves as leader/mentor to other members of medical management team
  • Determines need for continued member management, creates care plan and facilitates transition to medical management programs
  • Serves as facilitator and resource for other members of the Medical Group clinical team
  • Attends departmental meetings and provides constructive recommendations for process improvement
  • Performs other 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing
  • Valid NV RN License OR Compact License
  • 3+ years of previous job-related experience in a healthcare environment
  • Must be able to work in Mountain Time Zone

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in healthcare related field
  • Case Management Certification
  • 3+ years of experience providing case management and/or utilization review functions within health plan or integrated system

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organization and customer service skills
  • Self-motivated, attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Demonstrates knowledge of computer functionality and software applications (e.g., navigating systems, troubleshooting, electronic charting, accessing intranet and record management databases)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant state and federal guidelines (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, commercial) or regulatory bodies (e.g.,NCQA)
  • Demonstrate understanding of relevant health care benefit plans

 

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

 

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $70,200 to $137,800 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.

 

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

 

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.