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Field Base Community Health Worker - Summit County, OH

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Akron
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

$1500 Sign On Bonus For External Candidates
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. Join us and start doing your life's best work.SM
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. This is for Summit county, OH.
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

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

    • 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)

    • Ability to travel 50% of the time

    • Must reside or be in a commutable distance to Summit county.

    • Required to have a 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. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance
      Preferred Qualifications:

      • 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
        UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.
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        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 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.
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