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Community Health Worker - Johnson City, TN or Kingsport, TN

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Johnson City, TN
Date:
02/20/2018
2018-02-202018-03-21
Job Code:
746909
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746909 Community Health Worker Johnson City TN or Kingsport TN

Community Health Worker - Johnson City, TN or Kingsport, TN (746909)

Position Description

Position Description:

Energize your career with one of Healthcare’s fastest growing companies.  

 

You dream of a great career with a great company – where you can make an impact and help people.  We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this.  And with the incredible growth of our business, it’s a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world’s leading Healthcare companies, UnitedHealth Group is restlessly pursuing new ways to operate our service centers, improve our service levels and help people lead healthier lives.  We live for the opportunity to make a difference and right now, we are living it up.

 

This opportunity is with one of our most exciting business areas: Optum – a growing part of our family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group a Fortune 6 leader.

 

Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their healthcare needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.


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 HRA assessments if needed
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Social Work or High School Diploma / GED with LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) Licensure, CNA / HHA, or 3+ years of experience working within the community health setting in a healthcare role
  • Must have resided within the local community for 2+ years
  • Must have a knowledge of the culture and values in the local community
  • Must be familiar with the resources available within the community
  • Field based experience
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area.
  • Professional experience with Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word (create, edit, save), Microsoft Outlook (send, receive, set appointments), and Microsoft Excel (create, edit, save) with the ability to utilize it in a professional setting
  • Must live in or near Johnson City, TN or Kingsport, TN
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bilingual fluency with English & Spanish
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) Accreditation
  • Experience working in manager care
  • Knowledge of TN Medicaid & Medicare population
Careers with OptumInsight. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the Healthcare industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life’s best work.

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: Community Health Worker, CHW, Community, Field based, Optum, UHG, members

Job Details

  • Contest Number746909
  • Job TitleCommunity Health Worker - Johnson City, TN or Kingsport, TN
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Johnson City, TN
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsKingsport, TN

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • 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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