Aetna UM Nurse Consultant in Woodland Hills, California

Req ID: 41959BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Utilizes clinical skills to coordinate, document and communicate all aspects of the utilization/benefit management program. Requires an RN with unrestricted active license.

Fundamental Components:

Facilitate the delivery of appropriate benefits and/or healthcare information which determines eligibility for benefits while promoting wellness activities. Develops, implements and supports Health Strategies, tactics, policies and programs that ensure the delivery of benefits and to establish overall member wellness and successful and timely return to work. Services and strategies, policies and programs are comprised of network management, clinical coverage, and policies.

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 desired:

Managed Care experience preferred

Utilization Management Retro Review experience required

3-5 years of clinical experience 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 is desired

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

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

Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Hospital/1-3 Years

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Aetna Applications/Aetna Total clinical View/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1-3 Years/End User

REQUIRED SKILLS

Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Maximizing Healthcare Quality/FOUNDATION

Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

Full time WAH after successful office training

Walnut Creek, San Diego and Woodland Hills office locations

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