Aetna CA MCD Case Management Coord in San Diego, California

Req ID: 52094BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Positions require routine and frequent field based travel. The Case Management Coordinator utilizes critical thinking and judgment to collaborate and inform the case management process, in order to facilitate appropriate healthcare outcomes for members by providing care coordination, support and education for members through the use of care management tools and resources. Required Hours for this position are Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm PST.

Fundamental Components:

Evaluation of Members: -Through the use of care management tools and information/data review, conducts comprehensive evaluation of referred members needs/eligibility and recommends an approach to case resolution and/or meeting needs by evaluating members benefit plan and available internal and external programs/services. Identifies high risk factors and service needs that may impact member outcomes and care planning components with appropriate referral to clinical case management or crisis intervention as appropriate. Coordinates and implements assigned care plan activities and monitors care plan progress. Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care: - Using holistic approach consults with case managers, supervisors, Medical Directors and/or other health programs to overcome barriers to meeting goals and objectives; presents cases at case conferences to obtain multidisciplinary review in order to achieve optimal outcomes. - Identifies and escalates quality of care issues through established channels. -Utilizes negotiation skills to secure appropriate options and services necessary to meet the members benefits and/or healthcare needs. - Utilizes influencing/ motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement and promote lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimum level of health. -Provides coaching, information and support to empower the member to make ongoing independent medical and/or healthy lifestyle choices. -Helps member actively and knowledgably participate with their provider in healthcare decision-making. Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Care: - Utilizes case management and quality management processes in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines and company policies and procedures.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE:

Case management and discharge planning experience; Preferred

2 years experience in behavioral health, social work/services or relevant/related field equivalent to program focus; Required

Proficiency with MS Office Suite and strong keyboard navigation skills; Required

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or non-licensed master level clinician; Required

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in behavioral health or relevant/related human services; Preferred

(psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling).

Managed Care experience; Strongly Preferred

Ability to travel with personal vehicle to member locations; Required

Must have dependable transportation, proof of insurance and valid CA drivers license; Required

Bilingual fluency; Preferred

EDUCATION

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

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Discharge planning/1-3 Years

Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Case Management/1-3 Years

Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Managed Care/Insurance Clinical Staff/1-3 Years

Functional - Clinical / Medical/Direct patient care (hospital, private practice)/1-3 Years

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

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

Technical - Desktop Tools/TE Microsoft Excel/1-3 Years/End User

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

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

REQUIRED SKILLS

Benefits Management/Encouraging Wellness and Prevention/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Maximizing Healthcare Quality/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

Position is office based now. Telework may commence following successful completion of onboarding, training and demonstrated attendance and performance with assigned caseload. In our experience, the timeframe for telework commencement is typically after 1 yr but may vary.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

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.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Health Care