Atlanta, GA – Telecommute
Location: Atlanta Georgia United States
Division:Optum Ops-Utilization Mgmt
Contest Number: 832784
Title: Behavioral Health Utilization Management Care Advocate Atlanta GA
Function: Care Advocacy
BusinessSegment: Optum Consumer Solutions Group
Region: North America
Country: United States
You’re looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? UnitedHealthcare is offering an innovative new standard for care management. We’re going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Our growth is fueling the need for highly qualified professionals to join our elite team. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. Join us. Take this opportunity to start doing your life’s best work.
What makes your clinical career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You can improve the health of others and help heal the health care system. You will work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you’ll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.
As a Behavioral/Mental Health Care Advocate you will be responsible for case management and utilization review of behavioral health and substance abuse cases. You’ll have a direct impact on the lives of our members as you recommend and manage the appropriate level of care throughout the entire treatment plan.
This position requires the ability to work Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm. No holidays, nights, weekends required.
Following 6 weeks of training, 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
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
Independently Licensed Master’s degree – level clinician in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling
Active and unrestricted license: LCSW, LPC, PhD or RN with behavioral health experience
3+ years of demonstrated experience in a related mental health environment
Computer literacy with MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
Must have the ability to talk on the phone and type at the same time
Demonstrated telephonic / office – based experience
Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
Managed Care experience
Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients
Human Services , Medical & Health , Mental Health