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Community Health Worker - Field Based in Smithfield, RI or Johnston, RI

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Providence
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job 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. 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. Primary Responsibilities: Balance between in - home office work as well as going into the field for scheduled appointments Create a positive experience and relationship with the member Keep the member out of the hospital by supporting regular visits to their primary physician Field work to include travel to hospital locations and member homes within the local area Keep member actively engaged with their primary physician Support the member to ensure pick - up of their Rx 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 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) Must reside within local community Knowledge of culture and values in the local community Familiarity with the resources available within the community Candidate must be willing to travel up to 75% between the home office and the field within 50 miles of home base and further on occasion Must have access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to member and/or member sites within a service delivery area Candidate must have the ability to create, edit, copy, send and save documents, correspondence and spreadsheets, using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Social Work and / or health care administration Certified Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide Bilingual in Spanish and English Experience working in Managed Care Knowledge of RI Medicaid & Medicare population Sales experience Field Based experience Previous experience working with the senior population 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. Keywords: UnitedHealth, UHG, Rhode Island, Smithfield, Johnston, Community, Health, Field-Based

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