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Social Worker Health Coordinator - Remote on Oahu, HI

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Waianae
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

$7,500 Sign-on Bonus for External Candidates

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)

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 Health and Social Services Coordinator 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 Honolulu, HI, 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, least 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 team

    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:
    • Current, unrestricted Social Worker license in the state of Hawaii
    • 2+ years of social work or similar experience
    • Experience working directly or collaborating services for long-term care, home health, hospice, public health or assisted living
    • Intermediate experience working with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Ability to travel in assigned region to visit Medicaid members in their homes and/or other settings, including community centers, hospitals or providers' offices
    • Current access or ability to obtain internet access via a landline
    • 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 Qualifications:
      • Background in managing populations with complex medical or behavioral needs
      • Background in mental health or experience working with serious mental illness
      • Case Management experience
      • Experience with or exposure to discharge planning
      • Experience with utilization review, concurrent review and/or risk management
      • Experience with electronic charting
      • Experience with arranging community resources
      • Field-based work experience
      • Bilingual in Cantonese or Mandarin
      • CCM (Certified Case Manager)

        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)



        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.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Honolulu , Social Worker Health Coordinator - Remote on Oahu, HI, Healthcare , Waianae, Hawaii

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