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Molina Healthcare Transition of Care Coach (RN) : South Chicago / Cook County ILLINOIS in Oak Brook, Illinois

For this position we are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or LCPC. Must have skills in hospital discharge planning for members with behavioral health disorders and complex medical conditions. Must have understanding of medical terminologies for BH and medical skills. Must have h igh speed home internet services for remote position. Ability to type 35 wpm for entering contact notes as ToC is a fast paced position. Demonstrate an understanding on how to coordinate Transition of Care services post hospitalization. At this time our staff is working remotely from home due to COVID restrictions. However, after COVID restrictions are lifted, this position will require travel to our embedded facilities in Chicago area. Looking for someone that lives on the southside of Chicago or Cook south suburban area. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Job Description

Job Summary

Molina Healthcare Services (HCS) works with members, providers and multidisciplinary team members to assess, facilitate, plan and coordinate an integrated delivery of care across the continuum, including behavioral health and long term care, for members with high need potential. HCS staff work to ensure that patients progress toward desired outcomes with quality care that is medically appropriate and cost-effective based on the severity of illness and the site of service.


• Follows member throughout a 30-day program that starts at hospital admission and continues through transitions from the acute setting to other settings, including nursing facility placement and private home, with the goal of reduced readmissions.

• Ensures safe and appropriate transitions by collaborating with hospital discharge planners, as well as with hospitalists, outpatient providers, facility staff, and family/support network, as needed or at the request of member.

• Ensures member transitions to a setting with adequate caregiving and functional support, as well as medical and medication oversight as required.

• Works with participating ancillary providers, public agencies or other service providers to make sure necessary services and equipment are in place for a safe transition.

• Conducts face-to-face visits of all members while in the hospital and home visits of high risk members post-discharge.

• Coordinates care and reassesses member's needs using the Coleman Care Transitions Model recommended post-discharge timeline.

• Educates and supports member focusing on seven primary areas (ToC Pillars): medication management, use of personal health record, follow up care, signs and symptoms of worsening condition, nutrition, functional needs and or Home and Community-based Services, and advance directives.

• Uses motivational interviewing and Molina clinical guideposts to educate, support and motivate change during member contacts.

• Assesses for barriers to care, provides care coordination and assistance to member to address concerns.

• Facilitates interdisciplinary care team meetings and informal ICT collaboration.

• RNs provide consultation, recommendations and education as appropriate to non-RN case managers.

• RNs are assigned cases with members who have complex medical conditions and medication regimens.

• RNs will conduct medication reconciliation when needed.

• 40-50% local travel required.

Job Qualifications

Required Education

Graduate from an Accredited School of Nursing. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred.

Required Experience

1-3 years hospital discharge planning or home health.

Required License, Certification, Association

Active, unrestricted State Registered Nursing (RN) license in good standing.

Must have valid driver's license with good driving record and be able to drive within applicable state or locality with reliable transportation.

Preferred Education

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Preferred Experience

3-5 years hospital discharge planning or home health.

Preferred License, Certification, Association

Transitions of Care Sub-Specialty Certification and/or Certified Case Manager (CCM)

To all current Molina employees: If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply through the intranet job listing.

Molina Healthcare offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Molina Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V.