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Field Based Community Health Worker - Grand Rapids, MI

Company: UnitedHealthcare
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

At UnitedHealthcare, we're simplifying the health care experience, creating healthier communities, and removing barriers to quality care. The work you do here impacts the lives of millions of people for the better. Come build the health care system of tomorrow, making it more responsive, affordable, and equitable. Ready to make a difference? Join us to start -Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -
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The -Field Based -Community Health Worker -is responsible for assessment, planning and implementing care strategies that are individualized by patient and directed toward the most appropriate, least restrictive level of care. They also Identify and initiate referrals for social service programs; including financial, psychosocial, community and state supportive services, and manage the care plan throughout the continuum of care as a single point of contact for the member. -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. As a -Field Based -Community Health Worker -(CHW), you will be working with medically complex children and their families. -The coordinator also addresses social determinant of health such as transportation, housing, and food access.
Together, we're removing the barriers that keep people from receiving the kind of quality healthcare that makes a difference. We focus on Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation and Performance as we empower people to achieve better health and well - being.
Working Schedule: -Schedule is Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am to 5pm.
Location: -Grand Rapids Area, Michigan
This position is a field-based position with a home based (telecommuting) office. You will work from home when not in the field.
Local travel up to 75% and mileage is reimbursed at current government rate.
Primary Responsibilities:

Assess, plan, and implement care strategies that are individualized by member and directed toward the most appropriate care
Utilize both company and community-based resources to establish a safe and effective case management plan for members
Collaborate with member, family, and healthcare providers
Identify and initiate referrals for social service programs, including financial, psychosocial, community, and state supportive services
Keep the member out of the hospital by supporting regular visits to their primary care physician
Keep member actively engaged with their primary physician
Support the member to ensure pick - up of their Rx
Communicate with all stakeholders the required health-related information to ensure quality coordinated care and services are provided expeditiously to all members
Advocate for members and families as needed to ensure the patient's needs and choices are fully represented and supported by the healthcare team
Document all member assessments and referrals provided
Accountable to understand role and how it affects utilization management benchmarks and quality outcomes
You'll need to be flexible, adaptable and, above all, patience in all types of situations
Engage members either face to face or telephonically -to assist with closing gaps in care, linking to necessary services and providing education about their health
Adhere to detailed, specific documentation requirements in the member's health record
Proactively engage the member to manage their own health and healthcare using Motivational Interviewing Skills
As needed, help the member engage with mental health and substance use treatment
Work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary care team to ensure an integrated team approach
Utilize strong skill sets of managing multiple tasks at a time, being self-motivated, driven toward quality results, managing time well, being very detailed oriented and organized, work well in a team and on your own, and ability to manage multiple deadlines
Performs other duties as assigned

What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group? - Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:

Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays
Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account
Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage
401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Education Reimbursement
Employee Discounts
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Referral Bonus Program
Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)
More information can be downloaded at: -

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) OR 5+ years of community outreach experience
2+ of community outreach/field experience in a health care setting
2+ years of experience with knowledge of the resources available, culture, and values in the community
1+ years of experience with electronic charting
Intermediate level of computer proficiency including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
Access to a designated quiet workspace in your home (separated from non-workspace areas) with the ability to secure Protected Health Information (PHI)
Valid state of Michigan driver's license with state required insurance and access to reliable transportation that will enable you travel locally approximately 75% of the time and -up to 120 miles round trip to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
Ability to work Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm
Must reside within a commutable distance to Grand Rapids, -Michigan (Kent/Ottawa/Allegan or Muskegon County)

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to work within a matrix environment where team members are engaged in the success of the team as indirect reports but have a direct reporting relationship to others
Community Health Worker (CHW) State course completion
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide, Certified Medical Assistant
Background in managing populations with complex medical and behavioral needs
Knowledge of Medicaid population
Work at home experience

Soft Skills:

Strong communication and customer service skills both in person and via phone -
Ability to work independently and maintain good judgment and accountability -
Demonstrated ability to work well with others
Strong organizational and time management skills -
Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet all deadlines -
Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment -
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret information from others -

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.
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At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location, and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups, and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
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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.
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UnitedHealth Group -is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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