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Sr Clinical Practice Consultant in Iowa

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Dubuque, IA
Date:
12/08/2017
2017-12-082018-01-06
Job Code:
740661
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740661 Sr Clinical Practice Consultant in Iowa

Sr Clinical Practice Consultant in Iowa (740661)

Position Description

There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm)  
 
Position responsible for strategically developing clinically oriented provider and community based partnerships in order to increase quality scores based on state specific quality measures. The Registered Nurse CPC will work closely with the Manager to coordinate an interdisciplinary approach to increased provider performance. Provider education regarding the quality improvement program involves analysis and review of quality outcomes at the provider level, monitoring, measuring and reporting on key metrics to assist providers in meeting quality standards, state contractual requirements and pay for performance initiatives.  The Registered Nurse CPC will focus on tasks that occur in accordance with State, CMS or other requirements as applicable.
 
Position responsible for direction and guidance on provider-focused, clinical quality improvement and management programs.   The role assists contracted providers with analyzing member care, trending quality compliance at the provider level, and developing action plans and programs to support provider practices in continuous quality improvement using approved clinical practice guidelines, HEDIS, CMS, NCQA and other tools. Position reports to the Quality Leadership of the Health Plan.
 
Travel will be up to 75% throughout Iowa
 

If you are located in the state of Iowa, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Designs practice level quality transformation through targeted clinical education and approved materials related to HEDIS / State Specific quality measures for provider and staff education during field visits. Materials additionally include information from local, state, and national departments of health on key health related issues (understanding, exploring, educating and facilitating on a local level)
  • Participates, coordinates, and/or represents the Health Plan at community based organization events, clinic days, health department meetings, and other outreach events focused on quality improvement, member health education, and disparity programs as assigned
  • Identifies population-based member barriers to care and works with the QMP team to identify local level strategies to overcome barriers and close clinical gaps in care
  • Reports individual member quality of care concerns or trends of concern to the Health Plan Quality Director
  • Educates providers and office staff on proper clinical documentation, coding, and billing practices, state-mandated quality metrics specifications, provider profiling and pay for performance measurement, and medical record review criteria
  • Supports continuum of member care by identifying members in need of health education and/or services (case management, etc.) and refers members to the appropriate internal departments per policy
  • Supports state specific medical record collection and abstraction processes to drive optimum measurement and quality metric reporting during ambulatory medical record review, HEDIS data collection, or for other focus studies as directed by the Plan Quality Director
  • Supports quality improvement program studies with work that ranges from accessing and analyzing provider records, maintaining databases, and researching to identify members' encounter history
  • Needs to works independently and within an integrated team in a highly matrix environment
Required Qualifications: 
  • Current unrestricted RN licensure required in the state of operation
  • 5+ years clinical experience, or other relevant experience
  • Role requires travel to physician offices locally up to 75% of their time
  • Knowledge of one or more of: clinical standards of care, preventive health standards, HEDIS, NCQA, governing and regulatory agency requirements, and the managed care industry
  • Ability to make formal presentations within the context of their role
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience working in Medicaid and/or Medicare
  • Highly preferred health care and insurance industry experience, including regulatory and compliance
  • Experience with Dual Eligible Special Need Plans (D-SNP)

  • Basic skills in PowerPoint

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.

 

 

Job Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse, Nurse, providers, providers office, travel, knowledge clinical standards of care, preventive health standards, HEDIS, NCQA, governing and regulatory agency, managed care, maternal health, Dual Eligible Special Need Plans, quality, quality improvement, D-SNP, Dubuque, Manchester, Waukon, Clinton, West Union, Elkater,  IA, Iowa

Job Details

  • Contest Number740661
  • Job TitleSr Clinical Practice Consultant in Iowa
  • Job FamilyNursing
  • Business SegmentCommunity and State

Job Location Information

  • Dubuque, IA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsClinton, IA
    West Union, IA

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 75 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • Overtime StatusExempt

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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