UR/Precertification Registered Nurse

    • Job Tracking ID: 512935-613662
    • Job Location: Meridian, ID
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 23, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: April 30, 2018
    • Salary Type:: Salary
    • Rate:: $52,000+ (Depends on Experience)
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Job Description:

Are you ready for a new career path?
Do you want to land a more fulfilling job than the one you're in now?
Are you looking for a company that values integrity, initiative, good judgment and teamwork?
As a part of our continued growth, we are searching for the right individuals to join our team!

We are looking for individuals with a strong desire to embrace and represent our unique culture founded on our Core Values of Integrity, Initiative, Good Judgment and Teamwork and our passion for changing lives through leadership development.

AmeriBen is a leader in the benefits administration industry with a strong track record for consistent double-digit growth (doubling every five years for the past 30 years). We are experiencing wonderful nationwide growth and need effective, dynamic leaders with good values to help us continue this momentum.

There's an energy and excitement here, an opportunity to work with a diverse culture while sharing a goal to improve the lives of others, as well as our own. The result is a culture of performance that's driving the health care industry forward.

If you are an RN with a passion for helping people succeed in managing their health, our position may be for you. The AmeriBen Medical Management team provides utilization management, case and disease management services to thousands of members navigating the complex world of healthcare. You have the chance to change lives with the benefits of a salaried position combined with a work-life balance!

Job Summary

The Utilization Review/Precertification Registered Nurse conducts pre-certification, inpatient, retrospective, and appropriateness of treatment setting reviews by utilizing clinical guidelines and medical policies in compliance with department guidelines and consistent with the member’s plan benefit. Develops relationships with physicians, healthcare service providers, and internal and external customers to help improve health outcomes for members.

Key Result Areas

  • Conducts utilization review/precertification services including prospective, concurrent, medical necessity and retrospective reviews.
  • Determines medical necessity and appropriateness of requested inpatient and outpatient services through review of clinical information and application of the specific clinical criteria guidelines, medical policies and plan benefit.
  • Provides authorization of services, or forwards requests to physician/Medical Advisor for determination.

  • May access and consult with peer clinical reviewers, Medical Advisor and/or delegated clinical reviewers to help ensure medically appropriate, quality, cost effective care throughout the medical management process.
  • Facilitates communication with health care providers involved with the care of the member to obtain complete and accurate information, to advise of determinations, and to educate regarding medical management processes.
  • Facilitates appeal and external review requests in coordination with the Appeals department.
  • Communicates with providers and other departments to facilitate care, referrals, transitions of care, and discharge planning.
  • Identifies solutions to non-standard requests and problems.
  • Maintains concise documentation and confidentiality of records and information.
  • Attends on-site weekly company/team meetings and monthly staff meetings.
  • Performs all duties within the scope of licensure.
  • After six months of demonstrated efficiency in position, working from home may be possible.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current unrestricted RN License

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (Bachelor Degree a plus)

  • 2 years of clinical or utilization review experience.

  • Certification in Utilization Management or Case Management preferred.

  • Knowledge of UR/Case Management functions, self-funded insurance plans and PPO networks.

  • Type 45 words per minute and intermediate level experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, One Note, and Power Point.

  • Experience working with video conferencing technology.

  • Strong interpersonal/communication (verbal and written) skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse patient population.

  • Ability to work independently under general instruction and with a team.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, work efficiently in fast paced environment, prioritize tasks, and meet tight deadlines.

  • Completes all projects in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Ability to efficiently and effectively perform the Essential Key Result Areas with or without a reasonable accommodation without posing a direct safety threat to others or self.

  • Protect and enhance the Core Purpose and the Core Values of the AmeriBen/IEC Group.