Discharge Care Manager RN - Telecommute in NJ, PA, IN or IL Only
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Internal Number: 109634981
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As a Discharge Care Manager at UnitedHealth Group, you will be responsible for implementing day-to-day telephonic case management interventions for identified high risk members. This means you will be tasked with assessing and interpreting member needs and identifying solutions that will help our members live healthier lives. This is an inspiring job at a truly inspired organization.
The Discharge Care Manager (DCM) will coordinate and document the discharge plan in collaboration with other key clinical care team members. The DCM will also follow the member while in the acute inpatient setting.
If you are located in the Eastern Time Zone, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
Evaluation of member discharge needs including delays in care and readmission prevention plan
Collaboration with providers and members to coordinate care post discharge
Participate in rounds with the Medical Director to discuss cases as needed
Identification of internal or community-based program support or resources
Coordination with the facility Discharge Planner to ensure post hospital services are arranged prior to the member being discharged
Assist with coordination of difficult cases needing placement in an alternate level of care facility
Documentation of discharge activities as outlined in standard operating procedures and data entry strategies
Participate in team meetings, education discussions and related activities
Works collaboratively with team members in a matrix environment to ensure an end-to-end positive experience for members, providers and care teams
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.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Current, unrestricted RN license in the state of Residence
3+ years of recent experience in the inpatient acute setting
3+ years of experience of discharge planning
Proficient in typing skills and software applications that includes, but is not limited to, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook
Experience working with multiple health insurance products (i.e. Medicaid, Medicare, Commercial) within the insurance industry, including regulatory and compliance requirements
Case management certification
InterQual/MCG Guidelines or other nationally recognized practice guidelines
Demonstrated ability to assist with focusing activities toward a strategic direction as well as develop tactical plans, drive performance, and achieve targets
Problem solving skills; the ability to systematically analyze problems, draw relevant conclusions and devise appropriate courses of action
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying complex or technical information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret complex information from others
Ability to build and maintain relationships will be essential
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
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Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $54,400 to $97,000. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $60,000 to $106,700. 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.
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.
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.