Field Based Community Health Worker - SEP - Mineral or Rio Grande County, CO
Company: UnitedHealth Group
Posted on: January 11, 2022
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As a - Field Based -Community Health Worker (CHW) , you will act in
a liaison role with Medicaid members to ensure appropriate care is
accessed as well as to provide home and social assessments and
member education. -CHW's work in a team-based structure and spend
the majority of their time in the community engaging directly with
members. -Interesting in learning to work with medically complex
patients who may be experiencing significant addiction and/or
behavioral health conditions is important for this role.
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. -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
Responsible for: intake/screening/referral,
assessment/reassessment, development of support plans, on-going
case management, monitoring of the Member's health and welfare,
documentation of contacts and case management activities in the
Department-prescribed IMS, resource development, and case
Respect confidentiality and maintain confidences as described in
the UHG Employee Handbook and acknowledged through signature by all
employees. Maintain confidentiality of patient information. The
ability to maintain confidentiality is a critical and essential
component of this position.
Contact the Member's at least once within each quarterly period, or
more frequently if warranted by the Member's condition /or as
determined by the rules of the LTSS Program in which the Member's
Conduct face-to-face contact with the Member's at least every six
(6) months, or more frequently if warranted by the Member's
condition or the rules of the LTSS Program in which the Member is
enrolled, and shall update the current approved assessment tool and
Support Plan in the appropriate documentation system to reflect any
changes in condition or services.
Complete a new assessment during a face-to-face reassessment
annually, or more frequently if warranted by the Member's condition
or if required by the rules of the LTSS Program in which the Member
is enrolled. Complete additional assessments as
Monitor the delivery of services and supports identified within the
Support Plan and the Prior Authorization Request (PAR). This
includes monitoring: The quality of services and supports
The health and safety of the individual; and
The utilization of services with respect to the Support Plan and
The following criteria may be used to determine the Member's level
of need for case management services:
Availability of family, volunteer, or other support
Overall level of functioning
Mental status or cognitive functioning
Duration of disabilities
Whether the individual is in a crisis or acute situation
The individual's perception of need and dependency on services
The individual's move to a new housing alternative
Whether the individual was discharged from a hospital or Nursing
Attend Department provided training for SEP agencies as well as
agency provided in-service and staff development training.
Responsible to conduct work that is in accordance with the SEP
Contract Agreement's requirements. This includes but is not limited
to, providing work that is accurate, timely, and complete.
May take on special assignments and projects on an as needed basis.
Assist with system assessment and development as needed.
This position requires travel. Requires independent, reliable,
flexible, and on-demand, transportation at the incumbent's expense
for travel between various locations and timely arrival and
departure from various locations. If the employee chooses to
satisfy this requirement by driving a vehicle, the employee must
meet the requirements for Colorado licensure and company
requirements for liability insurance coverage.
Complete all duties in accordance with company safety policies and
Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to
add or change the duties at any time.
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.
Bachelor's degree (or higher) in human behavioral science fields
such as human services, nursing, social work, psychology, public
health, OR 5+ -years of experience in the field of Long-Term
Services and Supports (LTSS), which includes Developmental
Disabilities OR 5+ years combined pertinent education and relevant
Required to work a flexible schedule including before and after
core business hours and occasional evenings and weekends as
business needs dictate
Required to travel up to 50% locally on a daily basis while being
exposed to changing weather conditions
Reside within Mineral County, CO -or Rio Grande County, CO
Required to have a dedicated work area established that is
separated from other living areas and provides information
Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if
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
Ability to execute regular, reliable, and predictable performance
of the essential functions of this job through a consistent ability
to be physically and mentally present at the assigned work
location, at the prescribed time, with the prescribed tools and
with the availability necessary to successfully complete the
essential duties described herein.
Ability to handle and manage stress associated with the performance
of job duties.
Ability to appropriately interact with, and get along with others
including supervisors, coworkers, customers and other
Ability to work collaboratively with others as set forth in the job
Ability to accurately and timely follow directions of
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job at the
assigned primary work location for this job, which is in the
Ability to effectively speak, understand and be understood, and
communicate in English.
Ability to hear adequately on the phone, in person and in group
Ability to provide independent, reliable, flexible, and on-demand,
transportation at the employee's expense. If the employee chooses
to satisfy this requirement by driving a vehicle, requires ability
to meet the requirements for Colorado licensure and company
requirements for liability insurance coverage.
Ability to work in front of a computer screen and keyboard, sitting
and/or standing up to 8-10 hours per day (possibly longer if
Ability to work in home settings that include varying physical,
social, and cultural environments.
Ability to work in environments that may have exposure to
communicable disease while performing patient care activities.
Ability to see adequately to visually evaluate and assess the
member's or potential member's physical condition and living
Ability to see computer screen and work papers.
Ability to access, research and interpret information from a
variety of media (e.g., computer screen, projected images, printed
material) and individuals.)
Ability to work in normal office environment conditions and with
various office equipment (e.g., computer, keyboard, mouse,
calculator, copier, printer, fax, scanner, telephone).
Ability to move to access various offices and a wide variety of
Ability to perform a variety of tasks that involve standing,
walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending and twisting,
occasionally climbing stairs or using an elevator, possibly
reaching chest high and overhead for materials.
UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report
their COVID-19 vaccination status.
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Colorado Residents Only: -The salary range for Colorado residents
is $17.12 - $30.34. Pay is based on several factors including but
not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In
addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such
as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition
programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits
are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when
you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a
far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives
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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