Aetna Field Nurse Care Manager in Lakeland, Florida

Req ID: 49155BR

This is a field based role, with heavy travel within the community. Ideal candidate will reside in Polk County to cover member needs.

Position Summary:

The Field Nurse Care Manager (Clinical Quarterback) is the health plan members primary point of contact who coordinates, advocates and leads the inter disciplinary care team to address member needs, applying a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for resources and services to support a members and family's comprehensive health needs, promoting quality and cost effective outcomes.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates/coordinates care with Commercial/Medicare Advantage members/family, providers, healthcare personnel

  • Conducts individualized clinical assessments to identify health concerns/needs; develops a holistic, member centered plan of care w/ individualized goals & measurable outcomes Interacts/consults w/internal multidisciplinary team to help member maximize best health outcomes

  • Utilizes influencing/motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement; promotes lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimum level of health

  • Provides coaching, information & support to empower the member to make ongoing independent medical/healthy lifestyle choices

  • Helps member actively & knowledgably participate w/ their provider in healthcare decision-making

  • Collaborates with PCPs/specialists to support their patients treatment plan & members health goals

  • Conducts an evaluation of members needs & benefit plan eligibility; facilitates integrative functions using clinical tools/information/data

  • Evaluates, prioritizes and reports on members plan of care/health outcomes in collaboration w/ the interdisciplinary care team. In urgent & non-emergency situations, facilitates the escalation of high-priority cases that require direct and/or immediate intervention by care team

  • Develops proactive course of action to address issues to optimize the short & long-term outcomes, members overall wellbeing and quality of life Implements/coordinates care management activities relating to acute cases & chronically ill members/clients across the continuum of care including education, referrals, connections to community resources, care coordination & support for transition to alternative levels of care

  • Evaluates members progress in setting & meeting established goals; revises individualized care plan accordingly

  • Uses holistic approach consults with clinical colleagues, supervisors, Medical Directors and/or other programs to overcome barriers to meeting goals & objectives

  • Presents cases at case rounds/conferences to obtain multidisciplinary perspective & recommendations to achieve optimal outcomes

  • Conducts assessments for members discharged from an in-patient hospital/skilled nursing facility, supports post discharge plan of care

  • Interacts with members/clients telephonically & in person; requires face to face visits with members/clients in their homes, work-sites, or physicians office Adheres to care mgmt. requirements.


  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience required

  • Case Management experience required

  • Ability to flex hours to meet members needs required

  • Ability to travel within a designated geographic area for in-person care management activities required

  • Must have/of the ability to obtain broadband connectivity prior to start date

  • Community, public health, hone health, outpatient experience strongly preferred

  • Managed care, Medicare/Medicaid/ experience preferred

  • Bilingual (Spanish, Creole or Vietnamese) preferred

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) with active state license in good standing required

  • Case Management Certification (CCM) or Certified Managed Care Nurse (CMCN) preferred

  • Additional national professional certifications preferred such as Geriatric Care Management (GCM), CRC, CSMS, CRRN or COHN preferred


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

Telework Specifications:

  • Mobile position: Zone 7 - Polk County


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Job Function: Health Care