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Field Based Community Health Worker-Alexandria and Woodbridge VA

Company: UnitedHealthcare
Location: Midland
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity andt his is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing -your life's best work.(sm)
The -Field Based -Community Health Worker -is responsible for assessment, planning and implementing care strategies that are individualized by patient and directed toward the most appropriate, least restrictive level of care. They also Identify and initiate referrals for social service programs; including financial, psychosocial, community and state supportive services, and manage the care plan throughout the continuum of care as a single point of contact for the member. -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. -The coordinator also addresses social determinant of health such as transportation, housing and food access.
Working Schedule: -Schedule is Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am to 5pm. (Alternative schedule may be available after 6 months of employment). -This position is a field-based position with a home-based office. You will work from home when not in the field. You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. -
Location: Alexandria, Woodbridge -and surrounding communities in VA.
Local travel up to 50% and mileage is reimbursed at current government rate.
Primary Responsibilities:

Assess, plan, and implement care strategies that are individualized by patient and directed toward the most appropriate, lease restrictive level of care
-Utilize both company and community-based resources to establish a safe and effective case management plan for members
Collaborate with patient, family, and healthcare providers -
Identify and initiate referrals for social service programs, including financial, psychosocial, community, and state supportive services
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 healthcare team
Document all member assessments, care plan and referrals provided.
You'll need to be flexible, adaptable and, above all, patient in all types of situations.
Engage members either face to face or telephonically
Help member set person-centered SMART goals and develop a care plan to achieve those goals with regular follow up calls and ongoing documentation of progress towards goals met
Adhere to detailed, specific documentation requirements in the member's health record
Proactively engage the member to manage their own health and healthcare using Motivational Interviewing Skills
Provide member education on community resources and benefits
Utilize strong skill sets of managing multiple tasks at a time, being self-motivated, driven toward quality results, managing time well, being very detailed oriented and organized, work well in a team and on your own, and ability to manage multiple deadlines.
Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values
Performs other duties as assigned

What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group? - Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:

Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays

Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account

Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage

401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Education Reimbursement

Employee Discounts

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Referral Bonus Program

Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)

More information can be downloaded at: -

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 in health-related field/ and or social work or Active licensed practical nurse (LPN) license.
One plus years of field-based experience
One plus year experience of knowledge of the resources available, culture, and values in the community
Must reside within a commutable distance to Alexandria, Woodbridge -and surrounding communities in VA
Valid Driver's license, current automobile insurance with access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
Ability to travel locally, up to 100 miles round trip and up to 50% of the time
Intermediate level of computer proficiency (including Microsoft Outlook, Teams) and be able to use multiple web applications
Access to a designated quiet workspace in your home (separated from non-workspace areas) with the ability to secure Protected Health Information and live in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Community Health Worker (CHW) Accreditation
  • Experience working in Managed Care
  • Knowledge of Medicaid/Medicare population
  • Solves routine problems on own. - Works with supervisor to solve more complex problems
  • Prioritizes and organizes own work to meet agreed upon deadlines.
  • Works with others as part of a team.

    Soft Skills:

    • Strong communication and customer service skills both in person and via phone
    • Ability to work independently and maintain good judgment and accountability
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with others
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks to meet all deadlines
    • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
      Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret information from others -

      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
      *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.
      At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location, and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups, and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
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      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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      #RPO, #RED

Keywords: UnitedHealthcare, Dale City , Field Based Community Health Worker-Alexandria and Woodbridge VA, Healthcare , Midland, Virginia

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