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Disability Clinical Specialist - RN
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. • Dubuque, IA
Posted 25 days ago
Disability Clinical Specialist
CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER!
Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking a place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career possibilities, Sedgwick is the place for you. As the largest and most innovative Third Party Administrator in the claims industry and the first and only TPA to receive both recognition as the Best TPA in America and the coveted Employer of Choice designation, we invite you to come be a part of our team and, "Claim Your Future."
PRIMARY PURPOSE: To perform clinical evaluations, consult providers and employees; to provide case direction; and to ensure medical information substantiates the need for absence from work.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs clinical review of referred claims; documents decision rationale; and completes medical review of all claims to ensure information substantiates disability.
Provides clear and appropriate follow-up recommendations for ongoing medical management of claims; ensures appropriate recommendations are made on claims.
Makes timely, appropriate contact with employee and/or providers to discuss employee's clinical status, progress and work status.
Achieves appropriate quality audit scores on a consistent basis.
Acts as clinical resource to colleagues within the program.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supports the organization's quality program(s).
Travels as required.
Education & Licensing
Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred. RN, LVN, CRC, COHN CVE, LPC and/or LCSW preferred. Current license, registration and/or professional designations as required within the jurisdiction. Clinical expertise must be kept current by acquisition of the necessary CEUs to maintain licenses and designations.
Four (4) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required to include experience in a direct medical/psychological setting or physical industrial medicine and previous insurance experience.
Skills & Knowledge
Knowledge of current medical practices in health care management in a variety of areas (including, but not limited to, orthopedics, general medicine for acute and chronic conditions, general surgery, mental health, obstetrics, oncology, and physical and occupational rehabilitation)
Oral and written communication, including presentation skills
PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
Analytical and interpretive skills
Strong organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies
When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.
Mental: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines
Physical: Computer keyboarding, travel as required
Auditory/Visual: Hearing, vision and talking
NOTE: Credit security clearance, confirmed via a background credit check, is required for this position.
Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer