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. If you are located in Nashville, Tennessee area, covering Lincoln and Lawrence Counties, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. Expect to spend about 80% of your time in the field visiting our members in their homes or in long-term care facilities. You'll need to be flexible, adaptable and, above all, patient in all types of situations. Primary Responsibilities:Assess, plan and implement care strategies that are individualized by patient and directed toward the most appropriate, lease restrictive level of care Identify and initiate referrals for social service programs; including financial, psychosocial, community and state supportive services Manage the care plan throughout the continuum of care as a single point of contact 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 teamCoverage area will be in Nashville, Tennessee area covering Lincoln and Lawrence Counties.
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Social Work or other related field Licensed Social Worker (LBSW, LMSW, LCSW) for the State of Tennessee 1+ years of clinical or case management experience 2+ years' experience in long-term care, home health, hospice, public health or assisted living 5+ years of experience working with MS Word, Excel and Outlook Access to reliable transportationPreferred 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 experienceYour confidence, decisiveness and perseverance will help you positively impact our patient lives. Join us now and start doing 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 workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: Social work, case management, behavioral health, long-term care, home health, hospice, public health, assisted living, Nashville, Lincoln County, Lawrence County, TN, Tennessee
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.