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Population Health Social Worker

Fridley, MN

Blaze Health

Blaze Health is a joint venture between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and North Memorial Health, which includes North Memorial Health primary care clinics, specialty care clinics and hospice. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Blaze Health is committed to transforming healthcare to remove the hassle and make it more accessible, more affordable and less complicated. Direct communication between care provider and insurer will help make the care experience better.

About Blaze Health, LLC

At Blaze Health, you’re part of an inclusive health family committed to offering a better way to navigate and experience healthcare. Our team connects and integrates all dimensions of health to create a seamless, simplified care experience. Caring for our customers and team is at the heart of all we do, and our culture is designed to actively support wellbeing, inspire innovation and encourage growth. Our strength lies in our diversity, and we embrace the unique contributions and experiences of each person. Together, we’re empowering people to achieve their best health.

About this position

Helps customers address barriers to care, such as transportation, income, insurance, through screening, education, advocacy, and referrals.

This position works on-site in multiple clinic locations with the main location being Fridley, MN. Occasional travel between clinic sites is required. Interviews for this position will take place on-site or virtually via Microsoft Teams.

To ensure the highest level of protection from acquiring and transmitting disease, Blaze Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated for influenza and COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption from the organization on file as a condition of employment.

What we’ll expect from you

Accountabilities:
• Performs needs assessments for social determinants of health and provides interventions based on the needs assessment.
• Helps customers address barriers to care, such as transportation, income, insurance, through education, advocacy, and referrals.
• Facilitates and oversees referrals to community organizations, resources, and mental health services while supporting a smooth transition from those organizations back to primary care.
• Collaborates with clinical care team, population health team, and care coordination team as needed to address customer care needs.
• Meets with high utilizers of the Hospital and Emergency Department to address barriers to getting care in the community.
• Meets with customers who are at high risk for readmission.
• Document assessments, care plans and outcomes in the EHR.
• Demonstrates strong communication and teaching skills.
• Other duties as assigned by leadership.
• Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organizational goals.
• Demonstrates proficiency for the skills outlined in the appropriate position skills list.
• Maintains skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list.

Compliance
• Recognizes and complies with legal regulatory, accrediting, and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in the Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer- and/or team member-related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

Interested? Here are our requirements

Education

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited school for social work.  

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

Experience
• Three years of experience in delivering care to customers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Strong communication and teaching skills.    

Licensure Mandatory

• Licensure at the LSW level in Minnesota (Blaze standard).  

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EEO/AA STATEMENT

North Memorial Health is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. North Memorial Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, status with respect to public assistance, or other protected class status. North Memorial Health provides reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants and employees and takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to protected class status. If you believe that you have been treated in a way that does not conform to these statements, please contact our HR Service Center: 763-581-6947. If you need a reasonable accommodation, due to a disability, or to assist with the application process, please contact our HR Service Center: 763-581-6947.



INSPECTION OF AAP
Blaze Health, LLC is a Federal government contractor or subcontractor.
As a part of our obligations under law, we must develop a written Affirmative Action Program for Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans, as specified by law (AAP).
This AAP is available for inspection by applicants and employees in the Human Resources Office during normal business hours.


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