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Job Category:

Medical and Clinical Operations

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

38344

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Community Health Worker - North Tennessee

UHG - Huntingdon, Tennessee

Posted: 09/6/2018

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.


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 additional assessments to capture member's current health care needs

Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • Must have resided within the local community for 2+ years
  • Knowledge of culture and values of community
  • Field based experience
  • Must live within one of the following northern TN counties; Lauderdale, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Carroll, Benton, Henry, Weakley, or Obion
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time within the local territory, 30-mile radius from home location
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Social Work and / or Health Care Administration
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide, Medical Assistant
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • CHW Accreditation
Soft Skills:
  • Tech savvy, ability to use technology provided in the field
  • Ability to communicate effectively
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity 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: CHW, community, field, members, healthcare, Tennessee, North Tennessee, HRA

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