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UnitedHealth Group Field Based Community Health Worker - Kansas City, KS in Kansas City, Kansas

$1500 Sign On Bonus For External Candidates

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

As a Field Based Community Health 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. CHW’s work in a team-based structure and spend the majority of their time in the community engaging directly with members. Interesting in learning to work with medically complex patients who may be experiencing significant addiction and/or behavioral health conditions is important for this role.

What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group? Put it all together - a highly competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success.

Some of our offerings include:

  • 18 days of Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays

  • Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account

  • Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage

  • 401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Education Reimbursement - up to $5,250 per calendar year for job-related coursework

  • Adoption Assistance Plan

  • Employee Discounts

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)

  • More information can be downloaded at: http://uhg.hr/uhgbenefits

This position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to work our normal business hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends. We offer 2 - 4 weeks of training.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive experience and relationship with the member

  • Help member set goals and develop a care plan to achieve those goals

  • Proactively engage the member to manage their own health and healthcare

  • Support the member to improve their wellbeing by staying out of the hospital, and attend regular visits to their primary physician

  • As needed, help the member engage with mental health and substance use treatment

  • Support the member to ensure pick-up of their prescriptions

  • Provide member education on community resources and benefits

  • Conduct post discharge activities from hospital facility and support connection to social services

  • Support member to engage in work or volunteer activities, if desired, and develop stronger social supports through deeper connections with friends, family, and their community

  • Partner with care team (community, providers, internal staff)

  • Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values

  • May conduct Health Risk Assessments (HRA) if needed

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)

  • 2+ years of experience residing within the local community

  • Knowledge of culture and values of community

  • Familiarity with the resources available in the community

  • Reside within 30 miles of Kansas City, KS

  • Ability to travel up to 80% of the time locally and up to 100 miles round trip

  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area

  • Ability to work any 8-hour shift between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM from Monday - Friday

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in a health-related field

  • Knowledge and / OR experience with behavioral health OR substance use disorders

  • Previous Care Management experience

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide, Certified Medical Assistant

  • CHW Accreditation

  • Field Based experience

  • Experience working in Managed Care

  • Knowledge of Medicaid and / OR Medicare population

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

Military & Veterans find your next mission: We know your background and experience is different and we like that. UnitedHealth Group values the skills, experience and dedication that serving in the military demands. In fact, many of the values defined in the service mirror what the UnitedHealth Group culture holds true: Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation and Performance. Whether you are looking to transition from active duty to a civilian career, or are an experienced veteran or spouse, we want to help guide your career journey. Learn more at https://uhg.hr/transitioning-military

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PLEASE NOTE The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

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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