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) As a Behavioral Health Care Advocate you will be responsible for case management 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. 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. If you are located in or near Wichita, Kansas, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities: 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 Assesses and interprets customer needs and requirements Acts as a resource for others with less experience This position requires some field-based responsibility (up to 20% of the time) within the Wichita, KS area. When not in the field this is a Telecommute / Work from home position.
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. License must be active and unrestricted in the state of Kansas
2+ years of 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
Access to reliable transportation and the ability to accommodate some field-based travel within the service delivery area
Access to high speed internet from home
Ability to be in the field on a daily basis in Wichita, KS
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
Previous experience in a managed care environment
Experience with the Medicaid 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)
*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.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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