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Community Health Worker - Gainesville, FL - $1500 Sign On Bonus

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

**$1,500 Sign On Bonus For External Candidates** UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) You dream of a great career with a great company - where you can make an impact and help people. -We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. - And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare companies, -UnitedHealth Group -is restlessly pursuing new ways to operate our service centers, improve our service levels and help people lead healthier lives. - We live for the opportunity to make a difference and right now, we are living it up. Together, we're removing the barriers that keep people from receiving the kind of quality healthcare that makes a difference. We focus on Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation and Performance as we empower people to achieve better health and well-being. 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 to provide home and social assessments and member education. - CHW's work in a team-based structure and spend up to 50% 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. If you are located in Gainesville, FL, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. This position is a field-based position with a home based (telecommuting) office. You will work from home when not in the field. - Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive experience and relationship with the member
  • Help member set goals and develop a care plan to achieve those goals
  • Proactively engage the member to manage their own health and healthcare
  • Support the member to improve their wellbeing by staying out of the hospital, and attend regular visits to their primary physician
  • As needed, help the member engage with mental health and substance use treatment
  • Provide member education on community resources and benefits
  • Conduct post discharge activities from hospital facility and support connection to social services
  • Support member to engage in work or volunteer activities, if desired, and develop stronger social supports through deeper connections with friends, family, and their community
  • Partner with care team (community, providers, internal staff)
  • Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values
  • Will conduct Health Risk Assessments (HRA) and other assessments as needed - 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)
    • Familiarity with the resources available in the community
    • Ability to comply with UHG Telecommuting Policy and have a designated workspace inside the home with access to high-speed internet availability
    • Reside within a commutable distance of Gainesville, FL
    • Ability to travel locally, up to 100 miles round trip and up to 50% of the time
    • Access to reliable transportation
    • Ability to work Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM
    • Resided within the local community for 2+ years
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in a health-related field
      • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide, Certified Medical Assistant
      • CHW Accreditation
      • Case management experience
      • Field based experience
      • Experience working in Managed Care
      • Knowledge of Medicaid and/or Medicare population If the hired individual resides in Florida (office based or telecommuting) this position requires the AHCA Level II background check (fingerprinting) by the State of Florida for all clinicians that have direct face to face contact with members OR employees who will have access to confidential patient data and will require renewal every five years. To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment Careers with UnitedHealthcare. -Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 5 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do -your life's best work.(sm) *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy. **PLEASE NOTE** -The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. - Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus. 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 Group, Austin , Community Health Worker - Gainesville, FL - $1500 Sign On Bonus, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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