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Community Health Worker - Middle, TN - 1500 Sign-On Bonus for External Candidates

Company: Optum
Location: Columbia
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

1500 Sign-On Bonus for External Candidates

UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

As a Field Based 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. CHW's work in a team-based structure and spend the majority of their time in the community engaging directly with members. Interesting in learning to work with medically complex patients who may be experiencing significant addiction and/or behavioral health conditions is important for this role.

This position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to have flexibility to work during the normal business hours of 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. This position is a field-based position with a home-based office. You will work from home when not in the field.

Primary Responsibilities:

Create a positive experience and relationship with the member

Help member set goals and develop a care plan to achieve those goals

Proactively engage the member to manage their own health and healthcare

Support the member to improve their wellbeing by staying out of the hospital, and attend regular visits to their primary physician

As needed, help the member engage with mental health and substance use treatment

Support the member to ensure pick-up of their prescriptions

Provide member education on community resources and benefits

Conduct post discharge activities from hospital facility and support connection to social services

Support member to engage in work or volunteer activities, if desired, and develop stronger social supports through deeper connections with friends, family, and their community

Partner with care team (community, providers, internal staff)

Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values

Will conduct Health Risk Assessments (HRA)

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)

Field based experience

Knowledge of culture and values of community

Familiarity with the resources available in the community

Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)

Dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy

Lives in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service

Resided within the local community for 2+ years

Resides within Middle, TN (Maury, Marshall, Lewis, Hickman, Giles, Perry, Lawrence, Wayne, or Humphreys county)

Available to work Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM

Ability to travel locally up to 50% of the time

Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area

Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate degree (or higher) in a health-related field

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide, Certified Medical Assistant

1+ years of experience working in Maternity, NICU and Pediatrics (women and children)

Care management experience

Experience working in Managed Care

Knowledge and/or experience with behavioral health or substance use disorders

Knowledge of Medicaid population

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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)

**PLEASE NOTE** The Sign-On Bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a realated entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal candidates") are not eligible to receive a Sign-On Bonus.

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: Optum, Murfreesboro , Community Health Worker - Middle, TN - 1500 Sign-On Bonus for External Candidates, Healthcare , Columbia, Tennessee

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