Community Health Worker - Telecommute within State of Virginia

  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Remote * (Roanoke, VA, USA)
  • Aug 01, 2020
Full-Time   Government Telecommuting

Job Description

Position Description

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

As a Community Health Worker (CHW), you will act in a liaison role with Medicaid members to ensure appropriate care is accessed as well as provide social assessments and member education.

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Primary Responsibilities:
  • Create a positive experience and relationship with the member
  • Complete New Member process (Welcome Call, Demographic Research, Medical Screenings, and scheduling Health Risk Assessments for members)
  • Keep the member out of the hospital by supporting regular visits to their primary physician
  • Keep member actively engaged with their primary physician
  • Support the member to access their healthcare benefits
  • Provide member education
  • Support transitions of care
  • Partner with care team when needed (community, providers, internal staff)
  • Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values
  • Will seek out members that have had minimal contact with the organization and try to re-establish relationships

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)
  • Knowledge of culture and values in the community
  • Familiarity with the resources available within the community
  • Basic Microsoft Excel experience (ability to create, edit, copy, send and save documents, correspondence and spreadsheets)
  • Must have Broadband/high speed internet capability from home

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide or Medical Assistant
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) accredited
  • Experience working in Managed Care
  • Knowledge of VA Medicaid population
  • Experience in productivity-driven positions

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 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

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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Job Details

  • Requisition Number 883293
  • Job Title Community Health Worker - Telecommute within State of Virginia
  • Job Family Medical and Clinical Operations
  • Business Segment Community and State

Job Location Information
  • Roanoke, VA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information
  • Employee Status Regular
  • Schedule Full-time
  • Job Level Individual Contributor
  • Shift Day Job
  • Travel No
  • Telecommuter Position Yes
  • Overtime Status Non-exempt