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Behavioral Health Care Advocate – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Maryland Heights, MO
Date:
12/15/2017
2017-12-152018-01-14
Job Code:
741324
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741324 Behavioral Health Care Advocate Telecommute

Behavioral Health Care Advocate – Telecommute (741324)

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.
 
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for inbound commercial member behavioral health calls
  • Oversee initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients
  • Make patient assessments and determine appropriate levels of care
  • Administer benefits, review treatment plans, and coordinate transitions between various areas of care
  • Obtain information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment
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:
  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling; OR Licensed Ph.D.; OR Registered Nurse
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice in the state of residence
  • 2+ years of experience in behavioral health
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Inpatient experience
  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
  • Experience working in an environment that required coordinating benefits and utilizing multiple groups and resources for patients
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Outlook, Internet)
Discover a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day – and where every day is another opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm) 
 
*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: SW, LCSW, LMFT, Behavioral Health, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Remote, WFH

Job Details

  • Contest Number741324
  • Job TitleBehavioral Health Care Advocate – Telecommute
  • Job FamilyBehavioral
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • Maryland Heights, MO
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • 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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