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Community Health Worker Mesquite TX

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Mesquite
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engages members primarily face to face or over the phone to discuss their health
  • Create a positive experience and relationship with the member
  • Proactively engage the member to manage their own health and healthcare decisions
  • Support the member to improve their well-being by staying out of the hospital, and attend regular visits to their primary physician, via education, clinical resources, and/or membership follow-up
  • Support the member to ensure pick-up of their prescriptions by providing education, quality compliance, and membership follow-up
  • Provide member education on community resources and benefits
  • Listen actively, communicates with empathy, and gathers information in a respectful manner
  • Conduct outreach to encourage participation in health-related programs, services, and/or providers
  • Use methods that promote learning and positive behavior change
  • Use a variety of interactive teaching and coaching methods for different learning styles
  • Prepare and distribute education materials and present at community events
  • Performs all other related duties as assignedThis position will require travel to visit members in the Mesquite Area. Visits will be 6 to 7 per day and will be up to 100 miles per day in the assigned area. You will receive mileage reimbursement for your daily business travel.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 education or equivalent experience
    • Valid Driver's License
    • 2+ years of experience in the delivery of services that are resident-driven and work with families to address multiple issues in-home and/or in a community-based environment
    • Ability to travel 75% of the time (local DFW area)
    • Ability to attain Community Health Worker certification within 1 year of hire
    • Reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area
    • 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 compliancePreferred Qualifications:
      • Current Certification as Community Health Worker by the State of Texas
      • Bilingual Spanish
      • Maintain and contribute to a safe working environment
      • Works with others as part of a teamTo 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: Community Health Worker, Health Worker, Healthcare, Driver's License, Bilingual, Dallas, Texas, TX

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