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Field Based Community Health Worker - Charlottesville / Western Region, VA

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Charlottesville, VA
Date:
11/17/2017
2017-11-172017-12-16
Job Code:
738229
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738229 Field Based Community Health Worker Charlottesville Western Region VA

Field Based Community Health Worker - Charlottesville / Western Region, VA (738229)

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 14 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, and Performance.


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 HRA assessments if needed
  • Will seek out members that have had minimal contact with the organization and try to re-establish relationships
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED or higher 
  • Candidates must be willing to travel up to 50% between the home office and the field
  • Candidates must be willing to work core business hours with overtime as needed
  • Knowledge of culture and values in the local community
  • Familiarity with the resources available within the community
  • Field Based experience
  • Must have access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
  • Candidates must have the ability to create, edit, copy, send and save documents, correspondence and spreadsheets
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in social work and / or health care administration
  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide or Medical Assistant
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) accredited
  • Experience working in Managed Care
  • Knowledge of VA Medicaid population

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in healthcare here. We serve the healthcare needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, HIV / AIDS and High-risk Pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive Healthcare, Community, and Government partners to heal healthcare and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place 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: UHG, Virginia, Community, Health Worker, Field, Field-based, Medicaid

Job Details

  • Contest Number738229
  • Job TitleField Based Community Health Worker - Charlottesville / Western Region, VA
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentCommunity and State

Job Location Information

  • Charlottesville, VA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsLynchburg, VA

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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