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Community Health Worker - Greene County, MO

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Springfield, MO
Date:
02/16/2018
2018-02-162018-03-17
Job Code:
739069
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739069 Community Health Worker Greene County MO

Community Health Worker - Greene County, MO (739069)

Position Description

Position Description:

 

Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself.  We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work.


Together, we're removing the barriers that keep people from receiving the kind of quality healthcare that makes a difference. We focus on Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation and Performance as we empower people to achieve better health and well-being.


As a Community Health Worker (CHW), you will act in a liaison role with Medicaid members to ensure appropriate care is accessed as well as to provide home and social assessments and member education.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive experience and relationship with the member
  • Keep the member out of the hospital by supporting regular visits to their primary physician
  • Keep member actively engaged with their primary physician
  • Support the member to ensure pick-up of their Rx
  • Proactively engage the member to manage their care
  • Provide member education
  • Support transitions of care
  • Help to keep members compliant with their care plans
  • Partner with care team (community, providers, internal staff)
  • Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values
  • May conduct member assessments if needed

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / GED or higher
  • Must have resided within the local community for 2+ years
  • Knowledge of culture and values in the local community
  • Familiarity with the resources available within the community
  • Field based experience (such as visiting members homes).
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
  • Ability to create, copy, edit, send, and save MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
  • Ability to type and talk at the same time and navigate through multiple screens
  • Must be a able to travel 75%
  • Must live in Greene County, MO
  • Must have high speed internet access

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Social Work and/or Healthcare Administration
  • Licensed practical nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide or Medical Assistant
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) Accreditation
  • Experience working in Managed Care
  • Knowledge of the MO Medicaid and Medicare population
  • Previous experience utilizing WebEx 
  • Prior Telecommuting experience
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.SM


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


Keywords: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, WebEx, Medicaid, Medicare, Managed Care, Community Health Worker, Licensed practical nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Medical Assistant

Job Details

  • Contest Number739069
  • Job TitleCommunity Health Worker - Greene County, MO
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • Springfield, MO
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • Overtime StatusNon-exempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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