Inpatient Care Management Nurse RN - Telecommute in TN
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
Internal Number: 106941641
There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Can you feel it? Bring that energy to a role that helps us offer a higher level of care than you'll find anywhere else. Put your skills and talents to work in an effort that is seriously shaping the way health care services are delivered. As an Inpatient Care Management Nurse, you will be responsible for ensuring proper utilization of our health services. This means you will be tasked with assessing and interpreting member needs and identifying solutions that will help our members live healthier lives. This is an inspiring job at a truly inspired organization. Ready for a new path? Join us and start doing your life's best work. (sm)
What makes your nursing career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You can improve the health of others and help heal the health care system. You will work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.
If you are located in Tennessee, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
Perform initial and concurrent review of inpatient cases applying evidenced-based criteria (MCG/InterQual criteria)
Discuss cases with facility healthcare professionals to obtain plans-of-care
Collaborate with Optum Enterprise Clinical Services Medical Directors on performing utilization management
Participation in discussions with the Clinical Services team to improve the progression of care to the most appropriate level
Consult with the Medical Director, as needed, for complex cases and make appropriate referrals to downstream partners
Apply clinical expertise when discussing case with internal and external Case Managers and Physicians
Identify delays in care or services and manage with MD
Follow all Standard Operating Procedures in end-to-end management of cases
Obtain clinical information to assess and expedite alternate levels of care
Facilitate timely and appropriate care and effective discharge planning
Participate in team meetings, education, discussions, and related activities
Maintain compliance with Federal, State and accreditation organizations
Identify opportunities for improved communication or processes
Participate in audit activities and meetings
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm EST
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.
Current, unrestricted RN license in the state of Tennessee
Resident of Tennessee
3+ years of clinical nursing experience practicing clinically (Acute Inpatient, SNF/AIR/LTAC, Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Doctor’s Office, School Nurse)
1+ years of utilization review and evidence-based guidelines (MCG, InterQual Guidelines)
Experience in acute, long term care, acute rehabilitation, or skilled nursing facilities
Designated workspace and access to install secure high-speed internet via cable/DSL in home
Certification in Case Management
2+ years of case management experience
Managed Care experience
Experience performing discharge planning
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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 candidates 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
Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 5 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families, and veterans wherever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that’s second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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.