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Care Manager (MD/DC/ Northern VA) (Remote)

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Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:
Under minimal supervision, the Care Manager researches and analyzes a member's medical and behavioral health needs and healthcare cost drivers. The Care Manager works closely with members and the interdisciplinary care team to ensure members have an effective plan of care and positive member experience that leads to optimal health and cost-effective outcomes. This position is considered "remote" meaning that the incumbents generally works outside of a CareFirst location at their Primary Residence within the greater Baltimore Metropolitan, Washington DC or Virginia area. The incumbent will be expected to come into a CareFirst location periodically for meetings, training and/or other business related activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Identifies members with acute/complex medical and/or behavioral health conditions. Engages onsite and/or telephonically with member, family and providers to develop a comprehensive plan of care to address the members needs at various stages along the care continuum. Identifies relevant CareFirst and community resources and facilitates program, network, and community referrals.

 

  • Collaborates with member and the interdisciplinary care team to develop a comprehensive plan of care to identify key strategic interventions to address members medical, behavioral and/or social determinant of health needs. Engage members and providers to review and clarify treatment plans ensuring alignment with medical benefits and policies to facilitate care between settings. Monitors, evaluates, and updates plan of care over time focused on member's stabilization and ability to self manage. Ensures member data is documented according to CareFirst application protocol and regulatory standards.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • RN  - Registered Nurse - State Licensure And/or Compact State Licensure.
  • CCM/ACM or other RN Board Certified certification in case management (Must be qualified to complete exam and obtain certification within one year of hire).

Experience: 5 years clinically related experience working in Care Management, Discharge Coordination, Home Health, Utilization Review, Disease Management or other direct patient care experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in nursing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Incumbent must have an advanced knowledge of clinical standards of care and disease processes.
  • Must have the ability to produce accurate and comprehensive work products with minimal direction.
  • Must be able to triage immediate member health and safety risks.
  • Must have a basic understanding of the strategic and financial goals of a health care system or payor organization, as well as health plan or health insurance operations (e.g. networks, eligibility, benefits).
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with the telephonic and keyboarding skills necessary to assess, coordinate and document services for members.
  • Must be proficient in the knowledge of available community resources and programs and Proficient in the use of web-based technology and Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to provide excellent internal and external customer service.
  • Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.

 

Salary Range: $69,768 - $138,567

 

 

 

Salary Range Disclaimer

The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the work is being performed. This compensation range is specific and considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilites of the position, the candidate's work experience, education/training, internal peer equity, and market and business consideration. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at the top of the range, as compensation decisions depend on each case's facts and circumstances, including but not limited to experience, internal equity, and location. In addition to your compensation, CareFirst offers a comprehensive benefits package, various incentive programs/plans, and 401k contribution programs/plans (all benefits/incentives are subject to eligibility requirements).

Department

CASE MANAGEMENT

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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