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At Aetna, we’re pioneering a total approach to health and wellness, focusing on the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. Our more than 4,000 nurses are central to turning our member’s health ambitions, big and small, into achievements. Your role will include helping members stay well, manage health conditions, and access the right care at the right time. As you do this, we’ll support you in achieving more in your life and your work.

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  • Collaborative
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Organized
  • Problem Solver
  • Results Driven
  • Technology Savvy
  • Adaptable
  • Compassionate
  • Detail Oriented
  • Flexible
  • Good Listener
  • Open Minded
  • Responsible
  • Team Player

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Utilization Management Clinical Registered Nurse Consultant RN

Primary Location: Richmond, Virginia
Additional Locations: VA-Richmond
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Description:
Utilizes critical thinking and knowledge of program requirements, network and community resources, and Medicaid benefits to facilitate appropriate physical and behavioral healthcare and social services for members through collaboration with clinical.

Fundamental Components:
Consults and lends expertise to other internal and external constituents in the coordination and administration of the utilization/benefit management function.
Gathers clinical information and applies the appropriate medical necessity criteria/guideline, policy, procedure and clinical judgment to render coverage determination/recommendation/discharge planning along the continuum of care(*) Utilizes clinical experience and skills in a collaborative process to evaluate and facilitate appropriate healthcare services/benefits for members including urgent or emergent interventions (such as triage / crisis support)(*) Coordinates/Communicates with providers and other parties to facilitate optimal care/treatment(*) Identifies members who may benefit from care management programs and facilitates referral(*) Identifies opportunities to promote quality effectiveness of healthcare services and benefit utilization(*).

Background Experience:
Managed care/utilization review experience preferred
3 years clinical practice experience, e.g., hospital setting, alternative care setting such as home health or ambulatory care required.

LICENSE is required:
Clinician in state of service or a Registered Nurse (RN) with unrestricted state of Virginia license.

Additional Job Information:
Typical office working environment with productivity and quality expectations
Work requires the ability to perform close inspection of hand written and computer generated documents as well as a PC monitor.
Sedentary work involving periods of sitting, talking, listening. Work requires sitting for extended periods, talking on the telephone and typing on the computer.
Ability to multitask, prioritize and effectively adapt to a fast paced changing environment
Position requires proficiency with computer skills which includes navigating multiple systems and keyboarding


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

Functional Skills:
Nursing - Critical Care, Nursing - Medical-Surgical Care

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

Education:
Nursing - Registered Nurse

Potential Telework Position:
No

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

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

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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