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Behavioral Care Advocate - Orange County, CA

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Irvine, CA
Date:
08/17/2017
2017-08-172017-09-15
Job Code:
1766444
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Behavioral Care Advocate - Orange County, CA(Job Number:722467)
Description

The Behavioral Health Care Advocate is a core member of the collaborative care team, including the patient’s medical provider and psychiatric consultant, as well as the larger primary care team or medical team. The behavioral health care manager is responsible for supporting and coordinating the mental and physical health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload with the patient’s medical provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers and Monarch’s clinical care team.
 
This position is a combination of Field Care Advocate and Telephonic Care Advocate work.  The territory for this position is Orange County, California and candidates must be willing to be in the field at least 50% of the time. 
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support the mental and physical health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload. Closely coordinate care with the patient’s medical provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers
  • Screen and assess patients for common mental health and substance abuse disorders. Facilitate patient engagement and follow - up care
  • Provide patient education about common mental health and substance abuse disorders and the available treatment options , provide brief behavioral interventions using evidence - based techniques such as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, or other treatments as appropriate
  • Provide or facilitate in - clinic or outside referrals to evidence - based psychosocial treatments (e.g. problem - solving treatment or behavioral activation) as clinically indicated
  • Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services under the behavioral health benefit (e.g., social services such as housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health specialty care, substance abuse treatment)
  • Ability to effectively work on an interdisciplinary team

Job Care Advocacy
Primary Location US-CA-Irvine
Other Location US-CA-Orange
Organization Monarch
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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