Aetna UM Clinical Consultant in Phoenix, Arizona

Req ID: 46342BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Utilizes clinical skills to coordinate, document and communicate all aspects of the utilization/benefit management program. Requires an RN with an unrestricted active license.

Fundamental Components:

Utilizes clinical experience and skills in a collaborative process to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate options to facilitate appropriate healthcare services/benefits for members. Gathers clinical information and applies the appropriate clinical criteria/guideline, policy, procedure and clinical judgment to render coverage determination/recommendation along the continuum of care. Communicates with providers and other parties to facilitate care/treatment. Identifies members for referral opportunities to integrate with other products, services and/or programs. Identifies opportunities to promote quality effectiveness of Healthcare Services and benefit utilization. Consults and lends expertise to other internal and external constituents in the coordination and administration of the utilization/benefit management function.

**Please note candidate must be located in Phoenix, AZ area. Candidate will be required to work in office for first 6 months in role.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:

3-5 years clinical practice experience, e.g., hospital setting, alternative care setting such as home health or ambulatory care required.

Managed care/utilization review experience preferred

EDUCATION

The highest level of education required for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Nursing/Registered Nurse is required

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Nursing/Concurrent Review/discharge planning/1-3 Years

Functional - Nursing/Medical-Surgical Care/1-3 Years

Functional - Nursing/Clinical coverage and policies/1-3 Years

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

Technical - Aetna Applications/Milliman/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Explorer/1-3 Years/End User

Telework Specifications:

Option for telework will be evaluated after a certain period of employment. Office based for 6 months.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position requires proficiency with computer skills which includes navigating multiple systems and keyboarding. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to multitask, prioritize and effectively adapt to a fast paced changing environment. Sedentary work involving periods of sitting, talking and listening. Work requires sitting for extended periods, talking on the telephone and typing on the computer. Work requires the ability to perform close inspection of hand written and computer generated documents as well as the PC monitor. Typical office working environment with productivity and quality expectations.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Health Care