Care Manager Bilingual Preferred Optum City Center
Location: Tampa, Florida
Internal Number: 107263148
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Responsible for ensuring the continuity of care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting utilizing the appropriate resources within the parameters of established contracts and patients’ health plan benefits. Facilitates continuum of patients’ care utilizing advanced nursing knowledge, experience and skills to ensure appropriate utilization of resources and patient quality outcomes. Performs care management functions on-site or telephonically as the need arises. Works in conjunction with the care team and PCP as care team leader. Ensures evaluation is in alignment with site based goals.
Prioritizes patient care needs upon initial visit and addresses emerging issues Meets with patients, patients’ family and caregivers as needed to discuss care and treatment plan as delineated in Transitions of Care program Identifies and assists with the follow-up of high-risk patients in acute care settings, skilled nursing facilities, custodial and ambulatory settings Uses protocols and pathways in line with established disease management and care management programs and approved by medical management in order to optimize clinical outcomes Oversees provisions for discharge from facilities including follow-up appointments, home health, social services, transportation, etc., in order to maintain continuity of care Maintains effective communication with the physicians, disease management, hospitalists, extended care facilities, patients and families. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the cost consequences resulting from Care Management decisions through utilization of reports and systems such as Health Plan Benefits, utilization of metrics and CM reports
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.
High school graduate, GED or equivalent
Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers (AHA) or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross) or be able to obtain within 90 days of employment
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.
Additional Requirements for LPNs:
Certificate in Practical Nursing
Valid Florida LPN license
IV certification or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment
Additional Requirements for RNs:
Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Science
Valid Florida RN license
1+ years of experience in an acute clinical care setting
Care management, utilization review or discharge planning experience
Ability to read, write and speak the Spanish language fluently
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients, and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state, and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidat es prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
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