Job type full-time
Full job description
Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)
The nurse case manager i (ncm) is responsible for patient case management for longitudinal engagement, coordination for discharge planning, transition of care needs and outpatient patient management through the care continuumThe nurse care manager will determine medical appropriateness of outpatient services following evaluation of medical guidelines and benefit determinationThe nurse case manager will coordinate, or provide appropriate levels of care under the direct supervision of an rn or mdFunction is responsible for clinical operations and medical management activities across the continuum of care (assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating)This includes case management, coordination of care, and medical management consultingFunction may also be responsible for providing health education, coaching and treatment decision support for patientsThis role acts as a support to team members, coaching, guiding and providing feedback as necessaryThe nurse case manager will act as an advocate for patients and their families guide them through the health care system for transition planning and longitudinal careThe nurse case manager will work in partnership with an assigned care advocate and social worker.
If you are located in dallas or fort worth , tx, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
Engage patient, family, and caregivers telephonically to assure that a well-coordinated action plan is established and continually assess health status
Provide member education to assist with self-management goals; disease management or acute condition and provide indicated contingency plan
Identify patient needs, close health care gaps, develop action plan and prioritize goals
With oversight of rn and/or md, utilizing evidence-based practice, develop interventions while considering member barriers independently
Provide patients with `welcome home` calls to ensure that discharged patients’ receive the necessary services and resources according to transition plan
In partnership with care team triad, make referrals to community sources and programs identified for patients
Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to understand cause and effect, gather or review health history for clinical symptoms, and determine health literacy
Manages assessments regarding patient treatment plans and establish collaborative relationships with physician advisors, clients, patients, and providers
Collaborates effectively with interdisciplinary care team (idct) to establish an individualized transition plan and/or action plan for patients
Independently confers with um medical directors and/ or market medical directors on a regular basis regarding inpatient cases and participates in departmental huddles
Demonstrate knowledge of utilization management processes and current standards of care as a foundation for utilization review and transition planning activities
Maintain in-depth knowledge of all company products and services as well as customer issues and needs through ongoing training and self-directed research
Manage assigned caseload in an efficient and effective manner utilizing time management skills
Enters timely and accurate documentation into designated care management applications to comply with documentation requirements and achieve audit scores of 95% or better on a monthly basis
Maintain current licensure to work in state of employment and maintain hospital credentialing as indicated
Performs all other related duties as assigned
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.
Licensed practical/vocational nurse
Current, unrestricted lpn/lvn license, specific to the state of employment - texas or compact
2+ years of managed care and/or case management experience
2+ years of clinical experience
Knowledge of managed care, medical terminology, referral process, claims and icd-10 codes
Case management certification
Knowledge of utilization management and/or insurance review processes as well as current standards of care, a solid knowledge of health care delivery systems and the ability to interact with medical directors, physician advisors, clinicians and support staff
Proficient computer skills in microsoft applications and microsoft excel
Skills in planning, organizing, conflict resolution, negotiation and interpersonal skills to work with autonomy in meeting case management goals and initiatives
The ability to work independently in accomplishing assignments, program goals and objectives
Excellent written and verbal skills
Unitedhealth group requires all new hires and employees to report their covid-19 vaccination status.
Careers with wellmedOur focus is simpleWe`re innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniorsWe`re impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily medicare eligible seniors in texas and florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management servicesWe`ve joined optum, part of the unitedhealth group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellnessOur providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive careFor you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life`s best work.(sm)
*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 workplaceCandidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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