Position Description: 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.As a Community Healthcare 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.Primary Responsibilities:Create a positive experience and relationship with the memberKeep the member out of the hospital by supporting regular visits to their primary physicianKeep member actively engaged with their primary physicianSupport the member to ensure pick-up of their RxProactively engage the member to manage their careProvide member educationSupport transitions of careHelp to keep members compliant with their care plansPartner with care team (community, providers, internal staff)Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and valuesMay conduct various assessments if needed
Required Qualifications:High School Diploma / GEDMust have resided within the local community for 2+ yearsKnowledge of culture and values in the local communityFamiliarity with the resources available within the communityField based experienceAccess to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated areaMust be able to navigate a windows environment and utilize Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook) in a professional setting (creating reports, working with templates, sending emails, manage calendar) Experience working in Managed Care or HealthcareMust be able to travel up to 75% within the local area Preferred Qualifications:BilingualBachelor's Degree (or higher) in Social Work or High School Diploma / GED with 3+ years of experience working within the Community Health setting in a Healthcare role or LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) Licensure, CNA / HHACommunity Health Worker (CHW) AccreditationKnowledge of NM Medicaid populationCareers 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 health care here. We serve the health care 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 health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work. 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: UHG, United Healthcare, Bernalillo, NM, New Mexico, community, healthcare, social work, Promotora
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Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.