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Field Care Manager

Company: WellCare
Location: Newark
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Do your best work. Live your best life. If you thrive in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment, WellCare is the place for you. Our clinicians have the ability to guide, educate and support members facing a diverse set of health challenges. You will gain valuable experience as you positively affect the lives you touch every day. As a clinical professional on the WellCare team, you will enjoy many advantages, including competitive salaries, generous benefits, job stability, continuing education and all the resources you need to advance in your career.

Coordinates the care and services of selected member populations across the continuum of illness. Promotes effective utilization and monitors health care resources. Assumes a leadership role within the interdisciplinary team to achieve optimal clinical and resource outcomes. Works with the Supervisor / Manager of Case Management to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate services and outcomes to maximize the health of the Member.

Reports to: Manager of Care Management

Department: MLTSS/DNSP

Location: New Jersey

Essential Functions:

--- In conjunction with the PCP and member, completes a comprehensive assessment and develops a care plan utilizing clinical expertise to evaluate the member's need for alternative services. Assess short-term and long-term needs and establishes case management objectives.
--- Manages 60 to 80 active cases based on case intensity and acuity. Specialty Case Manager case loads may vary.
--- Interacts continuously with member, family, physician(s) and other providers utilizing clinical knowledge and expertise to determine medical history and current status. Assess the options for care including use of benefits and community resources to update the care plan.
--- Acts as liaison and member advocate between the member/family, physician and facilities/agencies.
--- Maintains accurate records of case management activities in the EMMA System using clinical guidelines.
--- Coordinates community resources with emphasis on medical, behavioral and social services. Applies case management standards and maintains HIPAA standards and confidentiality of protected health information. Reports critical incidents and information regarding quality of care issues.
--- Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines in day-to-day activities.
--- Schedules or facilitates scheduling appointments and follow-up services
--- Requests consultation and diagnostic reports from network specialists.
--- Contacts members to remind them about upcoming appointments and/or missed appointments.
--- Participates in monthly chart audits.
--- Performs special projects as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities:

--- Case load may differ by state and/or location based on contract requirements, membership, plan and/or operational best practice.
--- Some states and/or locations may require nurses to occasionally travel to facility or inpatient bedside to conduct assessments or face to face visits.
--- Specific state specialty programs may require initial and annual training hours related to the area of specialty.

Candidate Education:

--- Required A High School or GED
--- Preferred A Bachelor's Degree in nursing or related field
--- Required Other Illinois's Children with High Needs program requires a bachelor's degree in nursing, social sciences, social work or related field.
Candidate Experience:

--- Required 2 years of experience in a clinical acute care position(s), preferably in home health, physicians office or public health
--- Required 1 year of experience in current case management experience
Candidate Skills:

--- Intermediate Ability to drive multiple projects
--- Intermediate Ability to multi-task
--- Intermediate Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
--- Intermediate Ability to work independently
--- Intermediate Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
--- Intermediate Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
--- Intermediate Ability to create, review and interpret treatment plans
--- Intermediate Demonstrated negotiation skills
--- Intermediate Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, members, and providers
--- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers and management
--- Intermediate Ability to implement process improvements
Licenses and Certifications:
A license in one of the following is required:

--- Required Licensed Registered Nurse (RN)
--- Preferred Certified Case Manager (CCM)
Technical Skills:

--- Required Beginner Microsoft Excel
--- Required Beginner Microsoft Word
--- Required Beginner Healthcare Management Systems (Generic)
--- Required Beginner Microsoft Outlook
Languages:

--- Preferred Other Bilingual skills

About us
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses primarily on providing government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. WellCare serves approximately 5.5 million members nationwide as of September 30, 2018. WellCare is a Fortune 500 company that employs nearly 12,000 associates across the country and was ranked a "World's Most Admired Company" in 2018 by Fortune magazine. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com. EOE: All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, childbirth or related medical condition or other legally protected basis protected by applicable federal or state law except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. Comprehensive Health Management, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V/SO.

Keywords: WellCare, Newark , Field Care Manager, Executive , Newark, New Jersey

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