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Field Based Community Health Worker - Albany, GA

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

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 5 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 & Performance.

This position is full-time, Monday - Friday. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Locate, outreach and engage members within the community that clinicians and care navigators have not been able to reach; create a positive experience and relationship with the member via telephonic and field-based interactions
  • Assesses functional and social needs of members and collaborates to develop and implement solutions with the frequency established in the model of care
  • Establish goals and a plan of care to meet identified functional and social needs
  • Begin implementation of care plan
  • Work collaboratively the multidisciplinary team to engage resources and strategies to address medical, functional, and social barriers to care
  • Works closely with clinicians to help bridge the gap for these previously un-engaged members and members with whom contact was lost
  • Identify, refer, and coordinate available community resources to address non-medical needs and ensure patient access to services
  • Completely and accurately document in patient's electronic (, UnitedHealth Care) medical record
  • Provide patients and family members with education regarding the need for follow up as appropriate during each patient visit
  • Actively participate in organizational quality initiatives
  • Participate in collaborative multidisciplinary team meetings to optimize clinical integration, efficiency, and effectiveness of care delivery (e.g. Pod calls)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, core values and goals of UnitedHealthcare and its healthcare delivery including the ability to integrate values of compassion, integrity, performance
    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

    Required Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
    • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
    • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time for field-based work
    • Schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (local)
    • Must reside within 2 hours of Albany, GA
    • Required to have a dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy
    • Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)
    • Must live in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service
    • Ability to work our normal business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm.
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • 3+ years of experience in working with at risk populations
      • 1+ years of knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid population
      • Must have resided within the state of Georgia for 2+ years
      • Field based experience
      • Certified Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide, or Medical Assistant
      • Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English
      • CHW Certification
      • Experience working in managed care
        Soft Skills:
        • Knowledge of culture and values of community
        • Familiarity with the resources available in the community
        • Ability to work with diverse care teams
        • Exhibit independent clinical judgment, but the ability to consult and engage with other team members for improved patient outcomes.
          UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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          OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physucuan employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patienct care. OptumCare's support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

          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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