Community Health Worker - Kansas City, KS

UnitedHealth Group - Overland Park, KS (30+ days ago)3.6


You push yourself to reach higher and go further. Because for you, it’s all about ensuring a positive outcome for patients. In this role, you’ll work in the field and coordinate the long-term care needs for patients in the local community. And at every turn, you’ll have the support of an elite and dynamic team. Join UnitedHealth Group and our family of businesses and you will use your diverse knowledge and experience to make health care work better for our patients.

In this Community Health Worker role, will be an essential element of an Integrated Care Model by relaying the pertinent information about the member needs and advocating for the best possible care available, and ensuring they have the right services to meet their needs.

If you are located in or near Johnson or Wyandotte County, Kansas, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities

Plan and implement care strategies that are individualized by patient and directed toward the most appropriate, lease restrictive level of care
Works with the HSS clinical coordinators to facilitate referrals for social service programs; including financial, psychosocial, community and state supportive services
Communicate with all stakeholders the required health-related information to ensure quality coordinated care and services are provided expeditiously to all members
Advocate for patients and families as needed to ensure the patient’s needs and choices are fully represented and supported by the health care team
Expect to spend about 50% of your time in the field visiting our members in their homes or in long-term care facilities and provider settings. You will be building relationships in the community to meet our member’s social determinant of health needs. You’ll need to be flexible, adaptable and, above all, patient in all types of situations.

Required Qualifications:
HS Diploma
3+ years of experience working within the community health setting in a health care
Experience in long-term care, home health, hospice, public health, provider office, or assisted living
Experience working with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
The ability to travel in assigned region to visit Medicaid members in their homes and/or other settings, including community centers, hospitals or providers' offices

Preferred Qualifications:
A background in managing populations with complex medical or behavioral needs
Experience with electronic charting
Experience with arranging community resources
Prior field based work experience
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 related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

  • 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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