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 Provider Integration Specialist - Pinellas County, FL - CLEARWATER, Florida, United States

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Posted by: UnitedHealth Group 
Hiring entity type: Insurance 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Psych/Behavioral/Mental
Health - Social Work/Public Health
Travel: Up to 25% 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 736461 / Latpro-3578903 
Date posted: Nov-02-2017
State, Zip: Florida, 33755


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.(sm)   This role is dedicated to enhancing medical behavioral integration activities in medical primary care settings. The focus is to support implementation of Optum's behavioral health intervention model, which directs clinically-appropriate resources towards areas of greatest population risk, and other areas of clinical opportunity. This position will support primary care providers in improving their practice of behavioral health screening and monitoring capabilities, driving best practice behavioral health care within the medical setting and coordinating with behavioral health specialty care.   ***This position requires ACHA level II background checks (fingerprinting) by the state of FL for all clinicians that have face to face contact with members and will require renewal every five years.***   Primary Responsibilities: Aligns and deploys a shared vision for holistic treatment and medical-behavioral integration with physician practices Translates the Optum Behavioral Health model into local market context and practice environments Trains primary care providers on the delivery of evidence-based screening and practice strategies to address mental health and substance use conditions in a co-morbid population Educates providers on the Optum Behavioral Health's network, including tele-mental health, and Express Access network providers Provides guidance on best practices in care coordination, linking patients to Optum resources, community resources and self-management tools Partners with the Optum Behavioral Health network team to enhance local specialty network and primary care relationships Leverages data to identify behavioral health practice trends and opportunities for improvement of clinical outcomes in primary care Collaborates  with the payer's network team and primary care clinics to develop interventions to improve behavioral health practice patterns Serves as the liaison between primary care practices and Optum Behavioral Health to address questions and resolve issues


Required Qualifications:

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

Licenses must be active and unrestricted

2+ years experience in a related mental health setting

Computer / typing proficiency to enter / retrieve data in electronic clinical records; experience with email, internet research, use of online calendars and other software applications

Ability to accommodate potential onsite visits within the region as needed
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an inpatient setting

Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse

Experience in a community mental health setting

Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients

Previous experience in a managed care environment

Experience with the Medicaid/Medicare population

Bilingual skills (fluency in Spanish/English)
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
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.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
Job keywords: case manager, care coordination, care advocate, social worker, therapist, counselor, mental health, behavioral health, field, community mental health, managed care, substance abuse, inpatient, Medicare, Medicaid, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, RN, registered nurse, Florida


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