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Behavioral Health Care Advocate - San Diego, CA

UnitedHealth Group

San Diego, CA
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Behavioral Health Care Advocate - San Diego, CA(Job Number:697577)

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 information, referral, crisis intervention, and Psychiatric assessment of San Diego County mental health and drug / alcohol consumers through telephonic review; certify and authorize appropriate levels of care.  Also responsible for entering accurate relevant data and clinical information into electronic databases.

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.


***This is 34 hours a week. Saturday 6:30AM - 5:00PM, Sunday 10:30 PM - 7:00AM, and Monday 10:30PM - 7:00AM***


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis intervention for county consumers.  Conduct psychiatric and drug / alcohol clinical screenings, referrals for psychiatric treatment, referrals for alcohol / drug services, and provide authorization for inpatient and outpatient treatment requests for Medi - Cal insured consumers
  • Facilitate enrollment of consumers to programs or provider agencies; provide information referrals; perform provider profiling activities
  • Participate in staff meetings, case conferences, and in - service opportunities
  • Use computerized database to support management of care and benefits
  • Assist with problem resolution as needed
  • Participate in CQI activities; as directed by supervisor
  • Requires access to the following electronic applications which include Protected Health Information
  • Adheres to pertinent HIPAA rules and regulations

Job Care Advocacy
Primary Location US-CA-San Diego
Other Location 
Organization Behavioral Sol - Public Sector
Schedule Part-time
Number of Openings 1
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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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