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Utilization Management Clinical Consultant - Registered Nurse

Primary Location: Houston, Texas
Additional Locations: TX-Houston
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POSITION SUMMARY
The Utilization Management Nurse Consultant utilizes clinical skills to support the coordination, documentation and communication of medical services and/or benefit administration determinations working in a very fast paced environment.

Fundamental Components:
Utilization Management Nurse Consultant applies critical thinking and knowledge in clinically appropriate treatment, evidence based care and medical necessity criteria for appropriate utilization of services.
Utilization Management Nurse Consultant coordinates and communicates with providers, members and other parties to facilitate optimal care and treatment often collaborating with Aetna medical directors and other internal departments. They identify members who may benefit from care management programs and facilitates referrals as well as identify opportunities to promote quality effectiveness of healthcare services and benefit utilization.
Utilization Management Nurse Consultant utilizes their technical skills to multitask through multiple systems at a rapid pace in order to process Pre certification requests timely and accurately.
They are proficient in both verbal and written communication in order to request information, review clinical material, make appropriate decisions based on medical necessity and/or benefits and communicate those decisions to both providers and members

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE:
3+ years clinical practice experience, e.g., hospital setting, alternative care setting such as home health or ambulatory care required.
Managed care experience preferred
1+ years of Review/Discharge planning experience preferred
Med-Surge experience preferred

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

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Nursing/Registered Nurse is required

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Functional - Nursing/Medical-Surgical Care/4+ Years
Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Precertification/1+ Years
Functional - Clinical / Medical/Direct patient care (hospital, private practice)/4+ Years
Functional - Nursing/Legal and benefit interpretation/1+ Years


TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES
Technical - Aetna Applications/Aetna Total clinical View/1+ Years/End User
Technical - Aetna Applications/Aetna Strategic Data Warehouse/1+ Years/End User
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1+ Years/End User
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1+ Years/End User


ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
This position is for the nurse who wants challenge in a fast paced, always changing environment. The nurse uses their clinical knowledge, communication skills and independent critical thinking skills towards interpreting criteria and policies and procedures to provide the best and most appropriate treatment, care and services for members. This position is based on a 40 hour week Monday through Friday and is exempt.

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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