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We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM

 

Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com

 

Job Category:

Medical and Clinical Operations

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

98290

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Community Health Worker - Snohomish, WA

UHG - Snohomish, Washington

Posted: 09/14/2018

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 6 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.

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)
  • May conduct member assessments if needed
  • Comprehensive care management
  • Care coordination
  • Health promotion
  • Transitional planning and follow-up
  • Individual and family support
  • Referral to relevant community and social support services
  • The purpose of the Health Home program is to:
    • Improve health and self-management of conditions
    • Provide transition and personalized care to help
    • Reduce the progress of chronic disease
    • Reduce inappropriate emergency department utilization, preventable hospital re-admissions

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in social work, psychology, social services, human services, or behavioral sciences OR an Associate's Degree (or higher) and Medical Assistant Certified in the State of WA or Indian Health Service (HIS) Certified Community Health Representative (CHR) OR a High School Diploma / GED and LPN license in the State of WA
  • Must reside within Snohomish County, WA
  • Must have resided within the local community for 1+ years
  • Knowledge of culture and values in the local community
  • 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
  • Ability to create, copy, edit, send, and save in Microsoft Office including: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Ability to travel locally within the county up to 50% of the time
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Field Based experience
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish
  • Experience working in Managed Care
  • Knowledge of WA Medicaid and Medicare populations
  • Experience in Counseling or Behavioral Health
  • Case management experience 
  • Experience working with members of all ages (children to geriatric)
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: field based, Snohomish County, clinical, community, health worker, coordinator, travel, medical assistant, CHW, LPN

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