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Behavioral Care Advocate - Telephonic and Field based - South Central Kansas

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Wichita, KS
Date:
08/18/2017
2017-08-182017-09-16
Job Code:
1769135
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Behavioral Care Advocate - Telephonic and Field based - South Central Kansas(Job Number:723647)
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 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 30%) and telephonic (approximately 70%).  When not in the field, this will be a telecommute / work from home position.  The territory for this position will be the greater South Central Kansas area.  List of counties 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.

 

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

The territory for this position will include the following counties (you will not necessarily be responsible for all of these counties):  Pratt, Kingman, Sedgwick, Barber, Harper


Job Care Advocacy
Primary Location US-KS-Wichita
Other Location US-KS-Pratt
Organization Optum Behav Hlth Public Sector
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 2
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