St. Petersburg-based Humana Cares is planning to fill 149 positions in coming weeks, due in large part to expansion of the company's national care management program.
According to Humana spokesperson Mitch Lubitz, positions include telephonic care managers, social workers, community health educators, referral specialists and health coaches. Eighty-four of the 149 new positions will be filled by registered nurses who have at least three years of experience. In addition to offering online applications, Humana Cares also will host ongoing on-site jobs fairs at its Humana Cares Center, 800 Carillon Parkway, Suite 240, every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cares offers a holistic approach by not only assisting the member in the coordination of their care and managing transitions, but also taking on broader issues," explains Lubitz. "These issues include caregiver education, home safety assessments, and nutrition and transportation concerns. The integrated, personalized chronic care management program's goal is to improve the member's quality of life and reduce health care costs."
Lubitz says the program, which started three years ago, added more than 500 jobs in 2011 "The program is a comprehensive effort to address the health care, social, personal and medical needs of its chronically ill members, most of whom have multiple chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary artery disease and cancer," he says. "Chronic illness annually accounts for almost 75 percent of America's total medical costs."
Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Source: Mitch Lubitz, Humana Cares