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Community Health Worker - Akron, OH, - 1,500 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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) Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. - The Community Health Worker will be part of a care coordination team who will manage complex members in the community. The CHW will support the clinical team in implementation of member care plans and will assist with location of members in the community. This position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm EST. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime. This position is a field-based position with a home-based office. You will work from home when not in the field. - If you are located in Akron, OH, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. - Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with clinical care coordination team to manage complex members in the community
  • Seek and find members in the community who have been labeled unable to reach
  • Conduct assessments as needed, i.e. health risk assessment
  • Perform targeted activities to complete care plan interventions and to support STAR gap closure
  • Proactively engage the member to manage their care
  • Partner and collaborate with internal care team, community partners and providers
  • Consult with clinical team based on defined triggers -
  • Support identification of and access of Medicaid benefits to support care needs 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) -
    • 3+ years of experience working within the Community Health setting in a field-based healthcare role -
    • 2+ years of experience working within the local community, with demonstrated knowledge of culture and values within the community and familiarity with the resources available within the community
    • Ability to navigate a windows environment and utilize Microsoft Office in a professional setting including the ability to create, edit, send, save documents, spreadsheets and correspondence using Word and Excel, Outlook)
    • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
    • Must reside in -Akron, -OH
    • 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
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement 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 Preferred Qualifcations:
      • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Social Work or related subject
      • LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) Licensure or CNA / HHA
      • Community Health Worker (CHW) Accreditation
      • Experience working in Managed Care
      • Knowledge of Medicaid/Medicare 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) *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy. **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. 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: UnitedHealth Group, San Jose , Community Health Worker - Akron, OH, - 1,500 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates, Healthcare , San Jose, California

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