Description: This role is office based in High Point, NC with standard business hours Monday-Friday.
The position is a licensed Clinical Social Worker position. This role partners with a registered nurse case manager to utilize a collaborative process of assessment, planning, and advocacy to meet a member's benefit plan and/or health needs. Responsibilities include researching available options and resources for members with financial, transportation, safety and housing needs. Population spans the entire lifecycle. All member contact is done telephonically or via electronic exchange. This position works to empower members to make positive lifestyle and medical choices and works as a team with other clinical staff to assist members with community resources for medical, financial and behavioral health. Requires an LSW or MSW with unrestricted active license.
Fundamental Components: -Utilizes clinical judgment and critical thinking skills to help member's achieve maximum physical and behavioral health through assessment and care planning, direct provider coordination/collaboration to promote effective utilization of available resources resulting in optimal, cost effective outcomes. -Utilizes motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement. -Provides coaching, information and support to the member and the case manager assisting in order to empower the member to make ongoing independent medical and lifestyle choices. Background Experience: -3+ years of direct clinical practice experience post masters degree is required -Case management and discharge planning experience preferred -Managed care/utilization review experience preferred. -Multiple state licensure/certification preferred but not required -MSW or LSW is required Additional Job Information: Knowledge of the regulations, standards, and policies which relate to social work practice.Knowledge of individual and group behavior and inter-relationships among social, economic psychological and physical factors.Extensive knowledge of community resources.Thorough knowledge of casework and group work principles, practices, and methodology. Education: Mental Health - Licensed Social Worker Potential Telework Position: Yes Percent of Travel Required: N/A 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. 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.