Remote Part Time Utilization Management Specialist (RN) – Near Minneapolis, MN

Job Overview

  • Clinical License RN
  • State(s) MN

Opportunities at Optum, in strategic partnership with Allina Health. As an Optum employee, you will provide support to the Allina Health account. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The Utilization Management Specialist collaborates with the care team to confirm the level of care and authorization for services. Reviews medical records and prepares clinical reviews for medical necessity and authorization.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within Minnesota as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensures procedures are appropriate and necessary per health benefit plans
  • Assesses clinical data from medical records to assure appropriateness of patient’s admission
  • Utilizes screening criteria to determine patient status
  • Assures the medical record has the proper physician order and/or clinical documentation
  • Monitors continued stay to identify potential issues and communicates results and opportunities to nurses, physicians, finance, case managers, and payers
  • Evaluates potential denials or payment issues and initiates communication with physician or clinician regarding next steps
  • Other duties as assigned

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse – MN Board of Nursing (unrestricted)
  • 2+ years of experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, OneNote
  • Ability to work 20 hours per week in 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday, starting between 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Ability to work Saturday & Sunday once every 6 weeks, starting between either 5:30am-7:00am or 7:00-9:00am
  • Ability to work 1-2 holidays per year

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Experience in multiple medical surgical settings
  • ICU/ED experience
  • 2+ years of case management experience
  • 2+ years of utilization management experience
  • 6+months of experience using InterQual, MCG, or other admission criteria
  • Epic Experience

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy. 

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. 

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug – free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. 




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