For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) We're searching for an experienced Social Worker to fill an exciting role in our Neonatal Resources Services program, with emphasis in serving Medicaid population. This position provides telephonic support to families of babies receiving services through the neonatal intensive care until (NICU). You will have the ability to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of the families we serve. ***This is a Monday – Friday position working traditional business hours as a telecommuter *** You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities:Communicate directly with families of babies currently admitted or recently discharges from the NICU, physicians and community / governmental agencies Collaborate with NICU nurses and / or NICU SW / Discharge planners regarding barriers or challenges families are confronting and assist with solution to prevent delay in infant's discharge Through direct telephonic assessment, assist family members to continue to function with their babies illness impacts their physical health, mental status and social role Assist families in applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and/or Medicaid Waiver programs. Assess for social, economic and emotional factor Assist members and families in long - term care planning where necessary Develop working knowledge of resources readily available to interdisciplinary team and families Promote effective utilization and monitoring of community resources and assist in optimization of available benefits including referrals to outside vendor Providing education on community, Federal and State resources Assess for post partum depression by completing a Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ2 / PHQ9)
Required Qualifications:Masters in Social Work (MSW) with active and unrestricted social work license in the state of residence Very strong oral and written communication skills for a variety of audiences (families of babies in NICU, providers, community resource 2+ years recent experience in discharge planning 3+ years of clinical experience in the neonatal / NICU setting Knowledgeable of pertinent websites, community resources, and other ways to provide assistance to consumers Proficient Computer skills in Microsoft Office such as Word, Outlook and InternetPreferred Qualifications:Certified Case Manager (CCM) Experience in Managed Care / Insurance (MCO) Knowledge and experience of Medicaid programs and regulationsCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) *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. Job Keywords: NICU Social Worker, neonatal, MSW, discharge planning, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Remote
Internal Number: 755175
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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.