Aetna UM Nurse Consultant in Parsippany, New Jersey

Req ID: 43679BR

Telework is considered only for locations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, RI, ME, and NH. Training period in the office may be required in Hartford, CT (1-2 days is office/3 days remote). Weekends are on a volunteer & rotational basis at this time.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Utilization Management Nurse Consultant utilize clinical skills to coordinate, document and communicate all aspects of the utilization/benefit management program assigned to the hospital markets. Requires an RN with unrestricted active license.

Fundamental Components include, but not are not limited to:

Utilizes clinical experience and skills in a collaborative process to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate options to facilitate appropriate healthcare services/benefits for members Gathers clinical information and applies the appropriate clinical criteria/guideline, policy, procedure and clinical judgment to render coverage determination/recommendation along the continuum of care Communicates with providers and other parties to facilitate care/treatment Identifies members for referral opportunities to integrate with other products, services and/or programs Identifies opportunities to promote quality effectiveness of Healthcare Services and benefit utilization Consults and lends expertise to other internal and external constituents in the coordination and administration of the utilization/benefit management function.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE:

-1-3 years Managed Care experience preferred

-3-5 years of clinical experience, (ex: ICU, Med/Surge, skilled nursing, long term care, post acute required)

-RN required

EDUCATION:

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

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN) is desired

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES:

Functional - Nursing/Clinical claim review and coding/1-3 Years

Functional - Nursing/Medical-Surgical Care/1-3 Years

Functional - Nursing/Concurrent Review/discharge planning/1-3 Years

Functional - Nursing/Legal and benefit interpretation/1-3 Years

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Maximizing Healthcare Quality/FOUNDATION

General Business/Consulting for Solutions/FOUNDATION

DESIRED SKILLS:

General Business/Applying Reasoned Judgment/ADVANCED

General Business/Turning Data into Information/FOUNDATION

Service/Providing Solutions to Constituent Needs/ADVANCED

Telework Specifications:

Considered only for locations in a specific region, state, or city; training period in the office may be required

posting under CT but may recruit from any NY, NJ, MA, RI, ME, and NH markets.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION:

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