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UnitedHealth Group

Care Navigator - National Remote


Acute Care


Dallas, Texas, United States

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges

Energize your career with one of Healthcare’s fastest growing companies.

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 definitely 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.

This opportunity is with one of our most exciting business areas: Optum – a growing part of our family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group a Fortune 5 leader.

Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their healthcare needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

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.SM

This Care Navigator position is responsible for coordination of care both Pre and Post HouseCalls Visits to ensure accurate and up to date information is present prior to the HouseCalls visit and to assist with Social Determinates of Health (SDoH) including communication with Providers (both internal and external) as well as members and their families during and after their HouseCalls visit. The HouseCalls Care Navigators will work in a call center environment virtually from their own home to provide immediate care coordination needs via telephonic incoming calls.

This position is full-time. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 12:30 pm - 9:00pm PST. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime.

We offer 1 month of training. Training will be conducted virtually from your home.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Function as an advocate both pre and post HouseCalls visit
  • Educates member on gaps in care and assists with scheduling provider appointments
  • Ensures documentation in EMR utilized by HouseCalls Practitioners is up to date and accurate prior to the visit to assist with a smooth and engaging yearly visit
  • Gathers and charts demographic data from members prior to the visit
  • Assesses functional and social needs of members and coordinate services, treatments, and/or referrals
  • Work collaboratively the multidisciplinary team to engage resources and strategies to address medical, functional, and social barriers to care
  • Identify, refer, and coordinate available community resources to address non-medical needs and ensure patient access to services
  • Utilizes approved platforms to research community resources
  • Completely and accurately document in patient’s electronic (UnitedHealth Care) medical record
  • Provide patients and family members with education regarding the need for follow up as appropriate
  • Actively participate in organizational quality initiatives
  • Demonstrates a clam, organized and courteous demeanor telephonically to members and Practitioners
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, core values and goals of UnitedHealthcare and its healthcare delivery including the ability to integrate values of compassion, integrity, performance

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)
  • 1+ years of call center experience (Inbound and Outbound)
  • 2+ years in healthcare-related field working with medical terminology and/or taking patients histories
  • Ability to work an 8 hour shift during our normal business hours of 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm PST

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in social work, licensed practical nurse (LPN), CNA/HHA or HS graduate with 3 years of experience working within the community health setting in a health care role
  • 3+ years of experience in working with at risk populations
  • CHW Certification
  • Experience working in managed care
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English
  • Certified Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide, or Medical Assistant

Telecommuting Requirements:

  • Required to have a dedicated work area established that is separated from other living areas and provides information privacy
  • Ability to keep all company sensitive documents secure (if applicable)
  • Must live in a location that can receive a UnitedHealth Group approved high-speed internet connection or leverage an existing high-speed internet service

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work with diverse care teams
  • Knowledge of culture and values of community
  • Exhibit independent judgment with the ability to consult and engage with other team members for improved patient outcomes.
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be able and comfortable with maintaining metrics and goals within the department
  • Must be comfortable working on the phone and multiple systems on the computer simultaneously while assisting members

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Learn how Teresa, a Senior Quality Analyst, works with military veterans and ensures they receive the best benefits and experience possible.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health - related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.SM

Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada or New York City Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $18.17 - $32.26. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada / New York City residents is $20.00 - $35.53. 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.