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Workers Compensation Field Case Manager

Primary Location: Linthicum, MD
Additional Locations: MD-Linthicum
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Description:
Position description: The Workers Comp Case Manager uses a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet the injured workers comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality, cost effective outcomes. By meeting with involved parties such as injured worker, treating physician, employer and other parties, the case manager will develop treatment plan and assist injured worker in following the treatment plan to progress towards recovery from work injury and return to work.


Fundamental Components:
- Acts as a liaison with member/client /family, employer, provider(s), insurance companies, and healthcare personnel as appropriate.
- Implements and coordinates all case management activities relating to catastrophic cases and chronically ill members/clients across the continuum of care that can include consultant referrals, home care visits, the use of community resources, and alternative levels of care.
- Interacts with members/clients telephonically or in person. May be required to meet with members/clients in their homes, work-sites, or physician’s office to provide ongoing case management services.
- Assesses and analyzes injured, acute, or chronically ill members/clients medical and/or vocational status; develops a plan of care to facilitate the member/client’s appropriate condition management to optimize wellness and medical outcomes, aid timely return to work or optimal functioning, and determination of eligibility for benefits as appropriate.
- Communicates with member/client and other stakeholders as appropriate (e.g., medical providers, attorneys, employers and insurance carriers) telephonically or in person.
- Prepares all required documentation of case work activities as appropriate.

-Interacts and consults with internal multidisciplinary team as indicated to help member/client maximize best health outcomes.
- May make outreach to treating physician or specialists concerning course of care and treatment as appropriate.
- Provides educational and prevention information for best medical outcomes.
- Applies all laws and regulations that apply to the provision of rehabilitation services; applies all special instructions required by individual insurance carriers and referral sources. Testifies as required to substantiate any relevant case work or reports.
- Conducts an evaluation of members/clients’ needs and benefit plan eligibility and facilitates integrative functions using clinical tools and information/data.
- Utilizes case management processes in compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures.
- Facilitates appropriate condition management, optimize overall wellness and medical outcomes, appropriate and timely return to baseline, and optimal function or return to work.
- Develops a proactive course of action to address issues presented to enhance the short and long-term outcomes, as well as opportunities to enhance a member’s/client’s overall wellness through integration.
- Monitors member/client progress toward desired outcomes through assessment and evaluation.




Background Experience:
Required Skills/Experience:
- 3+ years clinical practice experience
- Registered Nurse with active state license in good standing in the state where job duties are performed
- Ability to travel within a designated geographic area for in-person case management activities
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
​- Proficiency with standard corporate software applications, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, as well as some special proprietary applications
- Effective computer skills including navigating multiple systems and keyboarding
- Associate's degree in Nursing

Preferred Skills/Experience:
- Bilingual preferred
- 3+ years of case management experience
- Ability to work independently
- Additional national professional certification (CRC, CDMS, CRRN, COHN, or CCM)
- Knowledge of laws and regulations governing delivery of rehabilitation services.
- Effective communications, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Job-specific technical knowledge (e.g., knowledge of workers compensation and disability industry for workers’ compensation case managers or case management)
- Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Nursing or related field




Additional Job Information:
This is an ever-changing position where each day is different. Very fast paced and requires candidate to think on their feet and to problem solve. Home care background or orthopedics background helpful. Must be organized, good with technology, and have good computer skills.


Required Skills:
General Business - Applying Reasoned Judgment, General Business - Communicating for Impact

Functional Skills:
Nursing - Case Management, Nursing - Home Health Care Ambulatory Nursing, Nursing - Occupational

Technology Experience:
Desktop Tool - Microsoft Outlook, Desktop Tool - Microsoft SharePoint, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Word, Desktop Tool - TE Microsoft Excel

Education:
Nursing - Certified Case Manager (CCM), Nursing - Registered Nurse (RN)

Potential Telework Position:
Yes

Percent of Travel Required:
50 - 75%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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