Field Case Manager Citrus & Hernando Counties, FL
Numerous opportunities available due to growth! This is a full time opportunity - Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
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As part of a Care Management team who will manage complex members, the Field Case Manager will be the primary care manager for a panel of members with complex behavioral health needs (i.e., mental health or substance use disorders). Additionally, this position will provide behavioral health support to the broader team. Care coordination activities will focus on supporting member’s medical, behavioral, and socioeconomic needs to promote appropriate utilization of services and improved quality of care.
In this Field Case Manager role, will be an essential element of an Integrated Care Model by relaying the pertinent information about the member needs and advocating for the best possible care available, and ensuring they have the right services to meet their needs.
If you are located in the state of Florida, you will have the flexibility to work remotely* as you take on some tough challenges.
- Assess, plan, and implement care strategies that are individualized by patient and directed toward the most appropriate, lease restrictive level of care
- Identify and initiate referrals for social service programs, including financial, psychosocial, community and state supportive services
- Manage the care plan throughout the continuum of care as a single point of contact
- 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 health care team
Expect to spend about 80% of your time in the field visiting our members in their homes or in long-term care facilities. You’ll need to be flexible, adaptable and, above all, patient in all types of situations.
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.
- 4-year degree plus 2+ years of relevant experience
- If no degree, 6+ years of relevant social service or case management experience
- 1+ years of experience with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Experience in long-term care, home health, hospice, public health, or assisted living
- Experience with local behavioral health providers and community support organizations addressing SDOH (e.g., food banks, non-emergent transportation, utility assistance, housing / rapid re-housing assistance, etc.)
- Reliable transportation and the ability to travel within assigned territory to meet with members and providers
- Experience with electronic charting
- Experience with arranging community resources
- Field-based work experience
- Experience in serving individuals with co-occurring disorders (both mental health and substance use disorders)
- LTC Case management experience
- Background in managing populations with complex medical or behavioral needs
- Proven bilingual Spanish
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.
*All employees working remotely 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.
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.
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