Field Based Community Health Worker - King County, WA or Renton Area $750 sign on bonus

UnitedHealth Group

Renton, WA

JOB DETAILS
HEADQUARTERS
Renton, WA, US
LOCATION
Renton, WA
POSTED
30+ days ago

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 position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive experience and relationship with the member
  • Proactively engage the member to manage their care
  • Provide member education
  • Support transitions of care
  • Help to keep members compliant with their care plans 
  • Partner with care team (community, providers, internal staff)
  • Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values
  • May conduct member assessments if needed
  • Comprehensive care management
  • Care coordination
  • Health promotion
  • Transitional planning and follow - up
  • Individual and family support
  • Referral to relevant community and social support services
  • Improve health and self - management of conditions
  • Provide transition and personalized care to help
  • Reduce the progress of chronic disease
  • Reduce inappropriate emergency department utilization, preventable hospital re - admissions 

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in social work, psychology, social services, human services, or behavioral sciences or Associate's Degree (or higher) with Medical Assistant Certified in the state of WA or National Certification or High School Diploma / GED (or higher) with either an Indian Health Service (IHS), an LPN license in the state of WA or  equivalent work experience as a Community Health Worker (CHW)
  • Must reside in King County or the Renton, WA area
  • Must have resided within the local community for 1+ years
  • Knowledge of culture and values in the local community
  • Familiarity with the resources available within the community
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
  • Ability to create, copy, edit, send, and save documents, spreadsheets, correspondence in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook
  • Ability to travel locally within the county up to 60% of the time with mileage reimbursement (once cleared due to Covid - 19)
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Field Based experience
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish
  • Experience working in Managed Care
  • Knowledge of WA Medicaid and Medicare populations
  • Experience in Counseling or Behavioral Health
  • Case management experience 
  • Experience working with members of all ages (children to geriatric)

UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography-specific trends. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us.

You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities at: https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/addressing-covid.html

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in healthcare here. We serve the healthcare needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, HIV / AIDS and High - risk Pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes - based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive Healthcare, Community, and Government partners to heal healthcare and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life’s best work.SM

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.

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About the Company

UnitedHealth Group

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.(SM)

Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com

UnitedHealth Group Values:

Just like you, we’re driven by values that are guiding our way forward:

Integrity – Honor commitments. Never compromise ethics.
Compassion – Walk in the shoes of people we serve, and those with whom we work.
Relationships – Build trust through collaboration.
Innovation – Invent the future, learn from the past.
Performance – Demonstrate excellence, in everything we do.
With these values as our foundation, and through the talents, drive and compassion of people like you, UnitedHealth Group will transform health care. And we’ll continue our evolution as a company, making an even greater positive impact on the lives of those we serve.

Consider your future at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com
COMPANY SIZE
10,000 employees or more
INDUSTRY
Healthcare Services
FOUNDED
1977
WEBSITE
http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/