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UnitedHealth Group WellMed Social Worker Telecommute in Amarillo, Texas

*$5,000 Sign-On Bonus For External Candidates*

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)4

The Social Worker is responsible for the assessment, planning, coordination and oversight of services for identified patients within their respective healthcare plan. The position identifies, evaluates, and provides management of services for patients with complex, catastrophic, SDOH (Social Determinants of Health) and/or psychosocial issues to promote quality, effective outcomes throughout the care continuum. The position ensures compliance with state and federal health plan requirements, Medicare guidelines and standards. Acts as a liaison to coordinate and collaborate care with physicians, family, and other providers while always remaining an advocate for patients, putting them at the center of care delivery. The Social Worker will interact and engage with others as an interdisciplinary team member.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform comprehensive evaluations and document findings in a concise/comprehensive manner that is compliant with documentation standards for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Understands and plans to assure services provided work within the boundaries of the patient’s plan eligibility

  • Coordinates identified patient’s needs utilizing federal, state, and local community resources, as available

  • Coordinates with external and internal teams to minimize obstacles and increase patient and provider satisfaction

  • Active participation in Performance Improvement (PI) or regional strategic initiatives

  • Active participation in staff and Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT) meetings

  • Adheres to organizational and departmental policies and procedures

  • Maintains a high level of professionalism and adheres to the WellMed Core Values

  • Assumes responsibility for personal and professional development

  • Ensures certifications and annual training are maintained and compliant

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:

  • Bachelor of Social Work

  • 3+ years social work experience in a health care environment

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite to include Word, Excel, Notes, Outlook and other departmental specific programs/applications

  • Ability to prioritize, plan and handle multiple tasks/demands simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Social Work with licensure (LMSW)

  • Knowledge of disease management, managed care, medical terminology, referral process

  • Experience working with geriatric and behavioral and mental health patient populations

  • Long Term Care experience

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) language proficiency

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

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 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 WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

*PLEASE NOTE* The Sign-On Bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a Sign-On Bonus.

*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: Social Work, Healthcare, Social Worker, TX, Texas, Amarillo, Midland, Wichita Falls, LMSW