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Field Based Community Health Worker - Pierce County, WA

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Oak Harbor
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

$1,500 Sign On Bonus For External CandidatesWelcome 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.SMThis position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday to 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. We offer 2 to 4 weeks of paid training. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive experience and relationship with the member
  • Proactively engage the member to manage their care
  • Provide member education
  • Support transitions of care
  • Help to keep members compliant with their care plans
  • Partner with care team (community, providers, internal staff)
  • Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values
  • May conduct member assessments if needed
  • Comprehensive care management
  • Care coordination
  • Health promotion
  • Transitional planning and follow-up
  • Individual and family support
  • Referral to relevant community and social support services
  • Improve health and self - management of conditions
  • Provide transition and personalized care to help
  • Reduce the progress of chronic disease
  • Reduce inappropriate emergency department utilization, preventable hospital re - admissions 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:
    • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in social work, psychology, social services, human services, or behavioral sciences OR Associate's Degree (or higher) WITH Medical Assistant Certification in the state of WA or National Certification OR a High School Diploma / GED (or higher) WITH either an Indian Health Service (IHS), an LPN license in the state of WA or equivalent work experience as a Community Health Worker (CHW)
    • Reside within a commutable distance of Pierce County, WA
    • Resided within the local community for 1+ years
    • Knowledge of culture and values in the local community
    • Familiarity with the resources available within the community
    • Experience with Microsoft Excel (ability to create spreadsheets, input data entry), Microsoft Word (creating and editing documents) and Microsoft Outlook (send/receive emails)
    • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
    • Ability to travel locally within the county up to 60% of the time with mileage reimbursement (once cleared due to Covid-19)
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function 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. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Field Based experience
      • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish
      • Experience working in Managed Care
      • Knowledge of WA Medicaid and Medicare populations
      • Experience in Counseling or Behavioral Health
      • Case management experience
      • Experience working with members of all ages (children to geriatric)UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.Military & Veterans find your next mission: We know your background and experience is different and we like that. UnitedHealth Group values the skills, experience and dedication that serving in the military demands. In fact, many of the values defined in the service mirror what the UnitedHealth Group culture holds true: Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation and Performance. Whether you are looking to transition from active duty to a civilian career, or are an experienced veteran or spouse, we want to help guide your career journey. Learn more at how Teresa, a Senior Quality Analyst, works with military veterans and ensures they receive the best benefits and experience possible. 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 healthcare here. We serve the healthcare 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 Healthcare, Community, and Government partners to heal healthcare 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.Keywords: #RPO, #Red

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