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Behavioral Care Advocate - Telecommute and Field based - East Central Kansas

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Lyndon-Kansas, KS
Date:
01/16/2018
2018-01-162018-02-14
Job Code:
742777
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742777 Behavioral Care Advocate Telecommute and Field based East Central Kansas

Behavioral Care Advocate - Telecommute and Field based - East Central Kansas (742777)

Position Description

You have high standards. So do we. Here at UnitedHealth Group, this includes offering an innovative new standard for care management. It goes beyond counseling services and verified referrals to programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. That means you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale - as part of an incredible team culture that’s defining the future of behavioral health care.

As a Field based and Telephonic 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 is both field based (approximately 40%) and telephonic (approximately 60%).  This will be a telecommute / work from home position when not in the field.  The territory for this position is listed below.
 
The territory for this position will include the following counties:  Lyon, Osage, Franklin, Miami, Woodson, Allen, Bourbon, Linn, Anderson, Coffey
 

If you are located within a commutable distance from Empona, Lyndon, Ottawa, Paola, Yates Center, Iola, Fort Scott, Mound City, Garnett, Burlington in Kansas, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • 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

You’ll find the pace fast and the challenges ongoing. We’ll expect you to achieve and document measurable results. You’ll also need to think and act quickly while working with a diverse member population.

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 the state of Kansas
  • Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Reside in a commutable distance of the territory listed
  • Ability to travel within the territory listed for this position
  • Access to high speed internet from home / Broadband cable or DSL
  • Dedicated workspace from home
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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
  • Medicaid experience
  • Experience working with adolescents and families
You’ll find the pace fast and the challenges ongoing. We’ll expect you to achieve and document measurable results. You’ll also need to think and act quickly while working with a diverse member population.
 

*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.

 

 

Job Keywords: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Case Manager, Care Coordinator, Care Advocate, Kansas, KS, Telecommute, Work From Home, Virtual, Nurse, RN, Social Worker, Therapist, Counselor, Psychologist, Medicaid, Lyon, Osage, Franklin, Miami, Woodson, Allen, Bourbon, Linn, Anderson, Coffey, Empona, Lyndon, Ottawa, Paola, Yates Center, Iola, Fort Scott, Mound City, Garnett, Burlington

Job Details

  • Contest Number742777
  • Job TitleBehavioral Care Advocate - Telecommute and Field based - East Central Kansas
  • Job FamilyBehavioral
  • Business SegmentOptum Consumer Solutions Group

Job Location Information

  • Lyndon-Kansas, KS
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsBurlington-Kansas, KS
    Mound City-Kansas, KS
    Iola-Kansas, KS
    Garnett-Kansas, KS
    Yates Center-Kansas, KS

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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