Community Transition Care Coordinator, Field - $5,000 Sign on Bonus, KS

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You push yourself to reach higher and go further. Because for you, it's all about ensuring a positive outcome for patients. In this role, you'll work in the field and coordinate the long-term care needs for patients in the local community. And at every turn, you'll have the support of an elite and dynamic team. Join UnitedHealth Group and our family of businesses and you will use your diverse knowledge and experience to make health care work better for our patients.

Community Transition Care Coordinators are specialized in working with identified Nursing Facility Members to discharge to a community setting. Tasks will include assessing for services, locating appropriate housing, finding caregivers, and connecting with community resources while pursuing HCBS.

You will be an essential element of an Integrated Care Model by relaying the pertinent information about the member needs and advocating for the best possible care available, and ensuring they have the right services to meet their needs.

If you are located in Topeka or Salina, Kansas, supporting North Central area, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assess, plan and implement care strategies that are individualized by patient and directed toward the most appropriate, lease restrictive level of care
  • Identify and initiate referrals for social service programs; including financial, psychosocial, community and state supportive services
  • Manage the care plan throughout the continuum of care as a single point of contact
  • Communicate with all stakeholders the required health-related information to ensure quality coordinated care and services are provided expeditiously to all members
  • Advocate for patients and families as needed to ensure the patient's needs and choices are fully represented and supported by the health care team


Expect to spend about 80% of your time in the field visiting our members in Nursing facilities. You'll need to be flexible, adaptable and, above all, patient in all types of situations.

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:
  • Associates degree
  • 4+ years of experience working within the community health setting in a health care role
  • Experience in long-term care, home health, hospice, public health or assisted living
  • Experience with discharge planning
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office experience working with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • The ability to travel in assigned region to visit Medicaid members in Nursing Facilities primarily in Montgomery Counties
  • 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 compliance


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Registered Nurse, licensed social worker and/or behavioral health or clinical degree
  • A background in managing populations with complex medical or behavioral needs
  • Experience with electronic charting
  • Experience with arranging community resources
  • HCBS waiver experience
  • Prior field-based work experience


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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer 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.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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