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Job Category:

Medical and Clinical Operations

Country:

US

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Kidney Resource Services Social Worker - Telecommute

UHG - North Carolina, US

Posted: 11/19/2018

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

 

Social workers are responsible for providing social work services to patients and families. They function as a member of the departmental team which includes educating the patient, family and members of the healthcare team regarding benefits, community resources, referrals for counseling and other pertinent information. Social workers are also responsible for triaging referrals and collaborating on cases with other members and providers of the healthcare delivery team. In addition, social workers must be able to assist the patient in a sensitive and supportive manner, while acting as an advocate on behalf of the patient and family.

 

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Shift will be M-F, normal business hours with ability to flex due to business needs for evening hours as needed. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in client and provider presentations clearly articulating Kidney Resource Services value story

  • Utilize Six Sigma Lean principles in process and workflow development

  • Strong knowledge of unique challenges with solutioning for CKD and/or ESRD populations

  • Expand development of specialized team to determine root causes for high utilization

  • Create pathways to resolve complex psychosocial challenges contributing to poor health outcomes

  • Assesses patient and family psychosocial needs and develops plan of care in concert with patient, physicians, nurses and other members of the departmental team

  • Links patients/family to appropriate community resources including but not limited to, information/referral to sources of financial assistance, transportation, support groups, and other community services

  • Documents patient/family status, diagnosis, treatment plan, goals, and interventions, evaluation results, observations and progress in medical record

  • Serves as patient advocate and liaison with physicians, families, insurance company, community agencies and others as needed to ensure continuity of care

  • Provides discharge planning based on meeting identified goals of the treatment plan


Required Qualifications:

  • Independently Licensed Master's degree-level clinician Social Worker.  License must be active and unrestricted

  • Dialysis Facility Social Work experience

  • Process development experience

  • Prior experience mentoring and coaching others

  • Experience in presenting staff educational and training sessions

  • Direct experience with Medicare (COB ESRD) coordination of benefits for end - stage renal disease entitlement

  • Basic Microsoft Word skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Case management experience

  • Experience in managed care

  • Six Sigma Lean certification

  • Bilingual Spanish

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*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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