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Health Social Services Coordinator - TX STAR Kids - Harlingen / Brownsville, TX

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Harlingen, TX
Date:
02/16/2018
2018-02-162018-03-17
Job Code:
752757
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752757 Health Social Services Coordinator TX STAR Kids Harlingen Brownsville TX

Health Social Services Coordinator - TX STAR Kids - Harlingen / Brownsville, TX (752757)

Position Description

You push yourself to reach higher and go further.  Because for you, it’s all about ensuring a positive outcome for patients.  In this role, you’ll work in the field and coordinate the long-term care needs for patients in the local community. And at every turn, you’ll have the support of an elite and dynamic team. Join UnitedHealth Group and our family of businesses and you will use your diverse knowledge and experience to make health care work better for our patients.
 
In this Health and Social Services Coordinator role, will be an essential element of an Integrated Care Model by relaying the pertinent information about the member needs and advocating for the best possible care available, and ensuring they have the right services to meet their needs.
 

If you are located in the Harlingen / Brownsville, TX area you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assess, plan and implement care strategies that are individualized by patient and directed toward the most appropriate, lease restrictive level of care
  • Identify and initiate referrals for social service programs; including financial, psychosocial, community and state supportive services
  • Manage the care plan throughout the continuum of care as a single point of contact
  • Communicate with all stakeholders the required health-related information to ensure quality coordinated care and services are provided expeditiously to all members
  • Advocate for patients and families as needed to ensure the patient’s needs and choices are fully represented and supported by the health care team
  • Make outbound calls and receive inbound calls to assess members' current health status
  • Identify gaps or barriers in treatment plans
Required Qualifications:
  • Active RN license in the state of TX or the ability to obtain upon hire
  • 4+ years of experience working within the community health setting in a health care role
  • Experience in long-term care, home health, hospice, public health or assisted living
  • Pediatric experience
  • The ability to travel in assigned region to visit Medicaid members in their homes and/or other settings, including community centers, hospitals or providers' offices
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A background in managing populations with complex medical or behavioral needs
  • Experience with electronic charting
  • 5+ years of experience working with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Case management experience
  • 5 years’ experience documenting in an electronic documentation system
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM)
  • Experience in discharge planning
  • Experience in utilization review, concurrent review or risk management
  • Experience with arranging community resources
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 health care here. We serve the health care 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 health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

 

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy


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.

 

 

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Job Details

  • Contest Number752757
  • Job TitleHealth Social Services Coordinator - TX STAR Kids - Harlingen / Brownsville, TX
  • Job FamilyMedical and Clinical Operations
  • Business SegmentCommunity and State

Job Location Information

  • Harlingen, TX
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsBrownsville, TX

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 50 % of the Time
  • 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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