UnitedHealth Group Physical Therapist, Case Management - Puyallup, Bremerton and Silverdale Washington in Seattle, Washington

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As a member of this dynamic team, you will manage a caseload of physical therapy treatment plans for consumers though healthcare providers.

If you are located in the Seattle Washington area , you will have the flexibility to work from home as you take on some tough challenges.

Monday through Friday - Core business hours

Primary Responsibilities:

As a Field-Based Case Manager, you'll wear many hats, and work in a variety of environments. Sometimes, you'll interact with members leaving the hospital - possibly with new medications or diagnoses. Or perhaps you'll perform home visits, assisting members with safe, effective transitions from care environments to where they live. You may also act as an intermediary between providers and members - serving in numerous roles, such as educator, evaluator, service coordinator, community resource researcher and more. The result? Fewer hospitalizations, ER visits and costly service gaps; and a less stressed, more effective health care system for us all.

  • Make determinations of medical necessity / clinical appropriateness of treatment

  • Assist in the development and implementation of clinical policy, guidelines and applications

  • Regularly contact providers whose treatment determinations indicate a trend that varies with their peers and community

  • Be knowledgeable on and apply all necessary regulatory requirements for assigned regions

  • Responsible for appropriate utilization management (prospective, concurrent and retrospective) and implementation of healthcare affordability initiatives in all the UnitedHealthcare regions

  • Take initiative to control utilization trends without losing sight of quality and outcomes for health care consumers

  • Implement specific strategies that improve the quality and outcomes of care for consumers

  • Support many types of health plan structures (Fully Insured, Medicare, Medicaid, Workers Compensation and Auto liability)

Required Qualifications:

  • Unrestricted license to practice Physical Therapy in the state of Washington

  • 5+ years of clinical experience in either LTC or SNF setting.

  • Proficiency in MS Office

  • Strong knowledge of practice guidelines, including office procedures, current research and scope of practice

  • Ability to interpret guidelines, research, etc. in the context of traditional Physical Therapy practice

  • Ability to be consultative with others including supervisory, clinical and non-clinical professionals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a managed care environment (health plan, medical group, etc.)

  • Strong decision-making and administrative skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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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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