WA Candidates need to be able to work in the City or State specified – Telecommute
Location: Seattle Washington United States
Division:Optum Ops-Utilization Mgmt
Contest Number: 818266
Title: Licensed Behavioral Health Care Advocate Telecommute from Washington State North Sound area
Function: Care Advocacy
BusinessSegment: Optum Consumer Solutions Group
Region: North America
Country: United States
Other States: Washington Washington Washington
Other Cities: Tacoma Olympia Bellevue
You have high standards. So do we. Here at UnitedHealth Group, this includes offering an innovative new standard for care management. It goes beyond counseling services and verified referrals to programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. That means you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale – as part of an incredible team culture that’s defining the future of behavioral health care.
If you are located in the state of Washington, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
Focus on initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients
Make patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care (could include inpatient, residential, and partial levels of care)
Obtain information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment
Determine if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
Manage inpatient and outpatient mental health cases throughout the entire treatment plan
Administer benefits and review treatment plans
Coordinate benefits and transitions between various areas of care
Identify ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those ideas
This is a telecommute position and the hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm PST.
You’ll find the pace fast and the challenges ongoing. We’ll expect you to achieve and document measurable results. You’ll also need to think and act quickly while working with a diverse member population.
Independent licensed Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, or Licensed Ph.D., or an RN with 2 or more years of experience in behavioral health
Independent licenses must be active and unrestricted
2+ years experience in a related mental health environment
Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) with the ability to toggle between multiple systems
Experience in an inpatient setting
Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients
Experience with the Medicaid population
Experience working with public sector – Medicare and DSNP a plus
Experience with children and adolescents
Experience with Substance Abuse
Previous facility-based experience
Discover a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day ? and where every day is another opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)
All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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