Aetna Social Worker in Indianapolis, Indiana

Req ID: 43740BR

This exciting opportunity is a Telework position!

Ideal candidate would be Work at Home in the Great Lakes region: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin or Missouri!

POSITION SUMMARY

In the Social Worker role, you will be responsible for implementing and coordinating all case management, psychosocial, and quality of life activities relating to cases across the continuum of care. You will provide psychosocial interventions through resource identification, program development and other means.

Fundamental Components:

  • Responsible for the comprehensive management of members with acute or chronic conditions.

  • Case management activities will focus on quality of care, compliance, outcomes and decreasing costs.

  • Responsible for developing and carrying out strategies to coordinate and integrate all acute and long-term care services to members to prevent exacerbations and/or placement of the members in custodial care.

  • Performs initial and periodic assessments of the members enrolled in the Long-Term Care Program and/or case or disease management programs.

  • Applies case management concepts, principles and strategies in the development of an individualized case plan for enrolled members in case or disease management that are at risk of poor outcomes. The case plan addresses the members broad spectrum of needs.

  • The case planning process includes the following actions: assessment, goal setting, establishing interventions related to goals, monitoring success of the interventions, evaluating the success of the overall case plan and reporting outcomes.

  • Conducts regular discussion and updates with providers, primary care physicians, Medical Directors, pharmacists, and care management staff regarding the status of particular patients.

  • Serves as a member advocate to ensure the member receives all of the necessary care allowed under the members benefit plan.

  • Understands healthcare reimbursement methods that promote the provision of cost effective healthcare and the preservation of member benefits.

  • Utilizes community resource expertise and alternate funding arrangements available to plan members when services are not available under the benefits program.

  • Develops new programs as appropriate to reduce admissions for acute and chronic members and assist with decreasing inpatient lengths of stay, and preventing avoidable emergency room utilization.

  • Develops relationships with hospital social workers and community resources to assure appropriate care management of catastrophic, acute, and chronically ill members.

  • Assists in the identification and reporting of potential quality improvement issues. Responsible for assuring these issues are reported to the appropriate department.

  • Performs other duties as required.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE

  • LSW Licensure required

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in medical social work or case management required

  • Ability to travel locally as required

  • Complies with all state requirements in the state where job duties are performed

  • LMSW Licensure preferred

EDUCATION

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

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Mental Health/Licensed Social Worker (LSW) is required

Mental Health/Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) is preferred

Mental Health/Licensed Clinical Social Worker is preferred

Telework Specifications:

Full-Time Telework (WAH)

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Thorough knowledge of casework and group work principles, practices, and methodology.

Extensive knowledge of community resources.

Knowledge of individual and group behavior and inter-relationships among social, economic psychological and physical

factors.

Knowledge of the regulations, standards, and policies which relate to social work practice.

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