Care Advocate WellMed Jacksonville FL

UnitedHealth Group
Published
November 20, 2021
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Category
Job Type

Description

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)

The Care Advocate role will engage and develop relationships with our members. This role focuses on proactive, best practices, consultation and improvement of quality care for members and / or their caregivers throughout the healthcare continuum. The primary responsibility for member support includes the initial engagement, coordination with our providers, connecting member with various care teams, educating member on pending/current hospitalizations, supporting member through next site of care as well as a 30-day discharge from a facility

Office Location:  10151 Deerwood Park Blvd. Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Establishes a trusting relationship with identified members, caregivers, clinic staff and physicians (may be completed face-to-face or virtual with member)
  • Proactively engages the member to coordinate their care needs
  • Keeps member actively engaged with their primary care physician and assists member with any scheduling medical appointments/transportation; clinical issues or concerns will be directed to a nurse/clinical professional 
  • Partners with the member’s care team (community, providers, internal staff); serving as a liaison between member and/or caregiver and all health services/processes
  • Connects members who need guidance and assistance with any specific barriers to healthcare identified through telephonic outreach with an appropriate care team to assist in solving the member’s needs
  • Conduct Social Determinants of Health assessments to identify member needs and connect member with an appropriate care team to assist 
  • Review care history documentation (e.g., case notes); includes navigation between computer screens and platforms to research information (e.g., medical, clinical, or benefits information)

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 or GED 
  • 4+ years of experience in customer service support and/or engagement 
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
  • Ability to reliably travel locally where/when necessary
  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease
  • 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:

  • Health care experience
  • Experience working with Medicare and Medicaid populations
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish language proficiency
  • Knowledge of medical terminology 
  • Basic understanding of Medicare and Medicaid health plans 

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)

WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Care Advocate, Quality of Care, Engagement, Coordination of Care, Support Member, Medicare, Managed Care, Health Assessments, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, FL, Florida

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