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Behavioral Care Advocate - Field based in Northeast Wyoming

UnitedHealth Group

Casper, WY
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760600 Behavioral Care Advocate Field based in Northeast Wyoming

Behavioral Care Advocate - Field based in Northeast Wyoming (760600)

Position Description

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/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.
The territory for this position is the greater Northeast Wyoming area.  You will be in the field up to 85% of the time to meet with beneficiaries in their homes, facilities, etc.  When not in the field you will be working from home.  Territory for this position listed below.
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 Northeast Wyoming, 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
  • Coordinate wrap around services after discharge from inpatient facilities
  • 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   
Territory:  Natrona, Converse, Weston, Crook, Campbell, Sheridan, Johnson, Washakie, Hot Springs Counties. 
Required Qualifications:
  • Licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling with 2+ years of post-Masters experience in a related mental health environment, or Licensed Ph.D., or an RN with 2 or more years of experience in behavioral health.  Licenses must be active and unrestricted in Wyoming
  • Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to travel in the territory up to 85% on a daily basis
  • Reliable transportation for field visits
  • Access to high speed internet and dedicated works space for home office set up
Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Inpatient experience
  • 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
  • Case Management experience
  • Previous field based experience
  • Experience determining appropriate levels of care
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: All in Wyoming: Douglas, Newcastle, Sundance, Gillette, Sheridan, Buffalo, Worland, Thermopolis, telecommute, Casper, Wyoming

Job Details

  • Contest Number760600
  • Job TitleBehavioral Care Advocate - Field based in Northeast Wyoming
  • Job FamilyBehavioral
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • Casper, WY
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsGillette, WY
    Sheridan, WY

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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