Aetna MD MCD PQOC Nurse Consultant in Linthicum, Maryland

Req ID: 42789BR


The PQOC Nurse Consultant position is responsible for the review and evaluation of clinical information and documentation. Reviews documentation and interprets data obtained from clinical records or systems to apply appropriate clinical criteria and policies in line with regulatory and accreditation requirements for member and/or provider issues. Independently coordinates the clinical resolution with internal/external clinician support as required. Requires an RN with unrestricted active license.

Fundamental Components:

-Reviews documentation and evaluates potential quality of care issues based on clinical policies and benefit determinations. Considers all documented system information as well as any additional records/data presented to develop a determination or recommendation. Data gathering requires navigation through multiple system applications. Staff may be required to contact the providers of record, vendors, or internal Aetna departments to obtain additional information. -Evaluates documentation/information to determine compliance with clinical policy, regulatory and accreditation guidelines. -Accurately applies review requirements to assure case is reviewed by a practitioner with clinical expertise for the issue at hand. -Commands a comprehensive knowledge of complex delegation arrangements, contracts (member and provider), clinical criteria, benefit plan structure, regulatory requirements, company policy and other processes which are required to support the review of the clinical documentation/information. -Pro-actively and consistently applies the regulatory and accreditation standards to assure that activities are reviewed and processed within guidelines. -Condenses complex information into a clear and precise clinical picture while working independently. -Reports audit or clinical findings to appropriate staff or others in order to ensure appropriate outcome and/or follow-up for improvement as indicated.


RN with current unrestricted state licensure required.

3+ years of clinical experience required.

Position requires proficiency with MS Office Suite and must be comfortable navigating multiple systems and keyboarding

Effective communication skills, both verbal and written are required

Ability to multitask, prioritize and effectively adapt to a fast paced changing environment is required

Managed Care experience preferred


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


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Maximizing Healthcare Quality

Understanding Clinical Impacts

Driving a Culture of Compliance


Applying Reasoned Judgment

Collaborating for Results

Leveraging Technology


Sedentary work involving periods of sitting, talking, listening. Work requires sitting for extended periods, talking on the telephone and typing on the computer. -Work requires the ability to perform close inspection of hand written and computer generated documents as well as a PC monitor. -Typical office working environment with productivity and quality expectations

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.

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Job Function: Health Care