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Community Health Worker - Reno, NV and Las Vegas, NV

UnitedHealth Group

Reno, NV
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742227 Community Health Worker Reno NV and Las Vegas NV

Community Health Worker - Reno, NV and Las Vegas, NV (742227)

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.
The Community Health Worker is a non-medical staff member. The purpose of this position is to build trust and a relationship and engage the member facing difficult issues. The position serves as the primary connection as well as a bridge for the highest risk members to support a broad array of health care and social issues.  In this position, the CHW advocates both within the community and within the healthcare system.

 Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Work with members to develop healthcare goals and identify potential barriers to achieving these goals
  • Identify member support systems available and incorporate into plan of care
  • Collaborate with member to create solutions to overcome barriers to achieving healthcare goals
  • Identify relevant community resources available based on member needs
  • Refer members to appropriate programs and services
  • Present complex case information to interdisciplinary care team and obtain input into member plans as necessary
  • Coordinate with providers to facilitate member care and/or services
  • Provide guidance or additional assistance to facilitate execution of plans or recommendations to improve member health
  • Assist with transportation needs
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Knowledge of culture and values in the local community
  • Must have resided within the local community for 2+ years
  • Familiarity with the resources available within the community
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
  • Comfortable with 75% travel in the local area
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Medicaid and/or Medicare health care and insurance industry
  • Field Based experience
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) Accreditation
  • Experience working in Managed Care
Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of healthcare. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is 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: UHG, Reno, NV, Las Vegas, NV, customer service, healthcare, telephonic, patient interaction, field based, advocacy

Job Details

  • Contest Number742227
  • Job TitleCommunity Health Worker - Reno, NV and Las Vegas, NV
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentEmployer and Individual

Job Location Information

  • Reno, NV
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsLas Vegas, NV

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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