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UnitedHealth Group RN - Disease Management Case Manager in Englewood, Colorado

Opportunities with NewWest Physicians. Bring your passion for health care to New West Physicians in Colorado, a team committed to providing excellent service to every patient… every time. We’re not only one of the largest physician groups in Colorado with 21 offices throughout the Denver Metro area - we’re also part of Optum, a nationwide family of nearly 45,000 dedicated physicians working together to help people live their healthiest lives. That means we’re backed by the resources of a global health care organization working to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. For four consecutive years, New West Physicians achieved Elite status - the highest ranking - in the America’s Physician Groups Standards of Excellence Survey. In addition, New West Physicians was selected as one of the 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and was the 2015 recipient of AMGA's National Acclaim Award recognizing high performing medical groups bringing the American health care system closer to the ideal delivery model: one that’s safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. It’s all possible because of our highly qualified, board-certified family practice and internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, neurologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and more. If this sounds like the place for you, it’s time to take a closer look at New West Physicians and discover a path to your life’s bestwork.(sm)

The Disease Management Case Manager provides telephonic case management for members with chronic medical conditions at all points along the continuum of health and wellness. This occurs through engagement of participants and targeted interventions for the member population. The Disease Management Case Manager uses sound clinical judgement and managed care principles in the coordination of care. The focus of this position is to assure that appropriate interventions and resources are in place and work with the patient, family, and provider to assess, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate the appropriate plan of care.

PrimaryResponsibilities:

  • Encourages members to be accountable for their chronicconditions

  • Educate members to adhere to physician recommendationsfor preventative care and treatment

  • Perform initial and ongoing assessment of medical andpsychosocial needs and develop measurable outcomes along withindividualized plan of care

  • Assist in arranging appointments and referrals forcommunity resources

  • Responsible for member identification andstratification for complex care management

  • Collaborates with provider and supports theprovider-patient relationship

  • Provides accurate and timely documentation in EHRregarding plan of care and progress towards goals

  • Understanding the course, clinical implications, andtrajectory of specific diseases

  • Identifying and targeting patients likely to benefitfrom intervention

  • Focuses on prevention and working toward resolution ofbarriers to self-management

  • Work collaboratively with the Medical Management teamto troubleshoot difficult or complex cases

  • Assemble patient information packets. Keep paper recordof all communication and intervention wit patients

  • Performs other duties as required

  • HIPAA Security Level: High access to systems / patientinformation

  • Supervisory Duties: None

  • Work Environment/Schedule: Office environment, someremote option. Full time Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm

  • Must have the ability to push, lift, or pull objects upto 40 pounds, using proper body mechanics; requires sitting, standing, andgeneral movement in the office

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 Colorado RN license

  • Case Management experience

  • Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations andprocedures to administer patient care

  • Must be able to type and have the ability to navigate aWindows based environment

  • MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSN

  • RN with minimum of 3-5 years in acute care setting

  • Certified Case Manager (CCM)

  • Knowledge of Medicare Population Health programguidelines

Proof of immunity tovaccine-preventable diseases is an employment requirement.

© 2019 OptumCare. All rights reserved.

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both its owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare’s support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine provided by the medical practices of any of their physicians.

Diversitycreates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare and its affiliated medical practicesare Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualifiedapplicants 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, maritalstatus, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCareand its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates arerequired to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Case management, RN, managed care, healthcare, Colorado, CO

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