Field Based Healthcare Ambassador - Albany County, NY

Field Based Healthcare Ambassador - Albany County, NY

UnitedHealth Group | Albany, NY, 12260, US
Salary Range:$35,000 – $41,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 16 days ago

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As a **Healthcare Ambassador** you will act in a liaison role with Medicaid members to ensure appropriate care is accessed as well as to provide home and social assessments and member education. Healthcare Ambassador's work in a team-based structure and spend the majority of their time in the community engaging directly with members. Interesting in learning to work with medically complex patients who may be experiencing significant addiction and/or behavioral health conditions is important for this role.

This position is full-time (40 hours/week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 8am - 4:30pm EST or 8:30am - 5pm EST. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime. This position is a field-based position with a home-based office. You will work from home when not in the field.

**Primary Responsibilities:**

+ Create a positive experience and relationship with the member

+ Proactively engage the member to manage their own health and healthcare

+ Support the member to improve their wellbeing by staying out of the hospital, and attend regular visits to their primary physician

+ As needed, help the member engage with mental health and substance use treatment

+ Support the member to ensure pick-up of their prescriptions

+ Provide member education on community resources and benefits

+ Conduct post discharge activities from hospital facility and support connection to social services

+ Support member to engage in work or volunteer activities, if desired, and develop stronger social supports through deeper connections with friends, family, and their community

+ Partner with care team (community, providers, internal staff)

+ Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values

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:**

+ High School Diploma / GED (or higher)

+ Must be able to comply with UHG Telecommuting Policy and have a designated workspace inside the home with access to high-speed internet availability

+ Knowledge of culture and values of community

+ Field based experience

+ Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area - Albany County, NY

+ Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Knowledge and/or experience with behavioral health or substance use disorders

+ Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide, Certified Medical Assistant

+ Experience working in Managed Care

+ Knowledge of Medicaid and/or Medicare population

+ Customer service experience

+ Familiarity with the resources available in the community

+ Must have resided within the local community for 2+ years

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