The incumbent utilizes clinical judgement in providing utilization management services. The focus is to provide high quality, cost-effective care which will enable patients to achieve maximum medical improvement while receiving care deemed medically necessary. Assists in determining appropriateness, quality and medical necessity of treatment plans using pre-established guidelines. This position may be assigned cases in long-term care and ancillary, DME or medical services.
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Education and Experience
RN/LVN with 2-3 years experience to include one (1) year managed care (utilization management) experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. General knowledge of managed care with emphasis in UM preferred.
Special Skills, Licenses and Certifications
Current California RN/LVN license. Strong knowledge of nursing requirements in a clinical setting. Knowledge of utilization management programs as related to use of pre-set criteria and protocols. Familiarity with business practices and protocols with ability to access data and information using automated systems. Ability to work within an interdisciplinary structure and function independently in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines. Strong organizational skills required. Effective telephone and computer data entry skills required. Valid California driver’s license and proof of current automobile insurance compliant with PHC policy are required to operate a vehicle and travel for company business.
Performance Based Competencies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to read and interpret benefit contract specifications. Ability to understand and follow established criteria and protocols used in managed care functions. Ability to formulate ideas and solutions into appropriate questions and assess/interpret the verbal responses. Ability to apply clinical judgment to complex medical situations and make quick decisions. Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, members, their families, physicians, and health care providers.
Work Environment And Physical Demands
Daily use of telephone and computer for most of the day. Cubicle work station. Ability to use a computer keyboard. Must be able to lift, move, or carry objects of varying size, weighing up to 10 lbs.
All HealthPlan employees are expected to:
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER NOTICE
The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or work environment change.