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Nurse careers

Building relationships, changing health care

At Aetna, we’re working to build a healthier world. And our more than 4,000 nurses are central to that mission. They save lives and inspire people to live healthier. 

As an Aetna nurse, you will:

  • Help healthy members to prevent disease 
  • Support those who are managing a health condition 
  • Help those who are sick to get the right care at the right time

We meet our members where they are and wrap our support around them. Maybe you’ll work with someone who’s coping with a cancer diagnosis. You could help women have healthy pregnancies and babies. Or coach someone who’s trying to lose weight. 

You’ll use our vast information resources and tools to personalize care.  And you’ll be encouraged to cut through red tape to meet members’ needs. 

Hear about how our nurses change lives

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Flexibility and a great career path

We support your needs, too. Our generous benefits include some unusual ones. We offer discounts on gym memberships. You can even earn money for your healthy habits. And if you’re looking for professional growth, you’ve found the right place. We’ll help you pay for:

  • Continuing education
  • License fees
  • Case management certification

Many of our nurses work from home or visit members at their homes. Others work at a customer location or in one of our offices.  And you can forget about hospital staffing and scheduling requirements. You’ll likely work a regular schedule that meets your needs, not a supervisor’s.

Interested?  We are regularly looking for passionate, computer-savvy nurses with:

  • An active, unrestricted RN license in the state of the assignment, or a compact license
  • An active, unrestricted LPN license in the state of the assignment
  • Previous clinical care experience in family/adult care,  acute care, occupational health, behavioral health or gerontology
  • Previous experience in managed care

You can sign up to receive alerts when openings occur that interest you. Or look below now for a job in one of these nursing areas. Explore the many important roles for nurses at Aetna.

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Case manager (RN), telephone

As a case manager, you’ll help members and their families cope with acute health events, longer-term conditions or both.  Working by telephone, you’ll evaluate medical needs and any disabilities. Aided by our resources, you’ll create a plan to help each person get the right care. You’ll help those that are managing conditions better care for themselves.  And you’ll coordinate with other resources and look for ways to enhance overall wellness. You  may specialize in care for specific groups, such as:

  • People with chronic conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • People with advanced illness
  • Children with special needs
  • People coping with disabilities 

To be an effective case manager, you’ll need a deep understanding of our:

  • Clinical policies and coverage
  • Networks
  • Health-benefits policies and programs

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Field case manager (RN)

As a field case manager, you’ll help injured employees get the care they need. You’ll meet them at home, at their workplace or in the doctor’s office. After you assess their medical and vocational needs, you’ll coordinate with health professionals to develop treatment plans and solve any issues. The goal always is to make sure they receive the right care so they can return to work. You’ll also act as a liaison between the employees, their families and the employer and insurance company. 

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Utilization nurse consultant (RN)

As a utilization nurse consultant, you’ll make sure our members receive the right care at the right time – and at a reasonable cost. To do that, you’ll need a deep understanding of our:

  • Clinical policies and coverage
  • Networks
  • Health-benefits policies and programs

You’ll use your clinical experience and skills to coordinate with the member’s health care team. This may happen before or after care occurs, or during a hospital stay. And you’ll make or recommend a decision about coverage of health care services. You’ll refer members to appropriate programs, such as case management or disease management. For people in the hospital, you’ll make sure there are plans for discharge and continuing care. And you’ll create and implement health strategies and tactics to promote overall wellness. 

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Health coach consultant (RN)

You can put your passion for wellness to work as a health coach consultant. You will talk with members in depth to assess their individual needs and goals. Then you work together to  develop wellness plans that they can stick with. You’ll stay in touch to help them stay motivated. 

As needed, you’ll also provide education and referrals to Aetna programs, support groups and other resources. The members you work with may be trying to quit smoking, lose weight, eat healthier, reduce stress or get fit. Whatever the goal, the focus is on long-term behavior change for a happier, healthier life. 

Learn how a health coach helped one member transform her life

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Quality management consultant

You’ll put your clinical experience and critical thinking skills to the test as a quality management consultant. We want to make sure our members receive the right level of care, at the right time and in the right way. To that end, you’ll review medical records to make sure that treatment is in line with our clinical policies. You’ll also look at whether care meets government and accreditation requirements. You may work to resolve any issues with quality of care or clinical access. And you’ll coordinate with other support resources so that members can achieve the best outcome possible.  

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Appeals nurse consultant (RN)

As an appeals nurse consultant, you’ll play a key role in responding to clinical complaints and appeals. Your role will help ensure that our members receive the right level of care, at the right time and in the right way. When a complaint or appeal is filed, you’ll review members’ clinical and benefit documents. You’ll need to interpret the data and make sure it’s in line with:

  • Our clinical policies
  • Government regulations
  • Accreditation requirements

You’ll make recommendations and coordinate the appeal process. And you’ll work with clinical and other resources so that members can achieve the best possible outcomes. 

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Nurse educator (RN)

Are you a natural teacher? Do you connect with people so they quickly grasp what you’re trying to say? If so, you may want to put your communication and people skills to use as a nurse educator. You’ll work with new hires and existing staff. You’ll develop training programs that transition smoothly into the workplace, helping staff to fine-tune practices and processes. You’ll enjoy a wide scope as you’ll collaborate with specialty areas and use technology to support classroom learning.

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Utilization management nurse associate (LPN/LVN)

As a utilization management nurse associate, you’ll help make sure that our members receive the right care at the right time – and at reasonable cost. You’ll use your clinical and managed care experience to support timely coverage decisions for our members. You’ll gather documentation before or after care occurs, or during a hospital stay. And you’ll look for Aetna programs and other resources to help members achieve their best outcomes and overall wellness. 

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Appeals nurse associate (LPN/LVN)

As an appeals nurse associate, you’ll assist with reviewing clinical complaints and appeals. Your role will help ensure that our members receive the right level of care, at the right time and in the right way. When a complaint or appeal is filed, you’ll help gather members’ clinical and benefit documents. You’ll need to interpret the data and make sure it’s in line with:

  • Our clinical policies
  • Government regulations
  • Accreditation requirements

You’ll present the condensed information to an appropriate specialist for a decision. And you’ll work with clinical and other support resources so that members can achieve the best outcomes possible.

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