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Behavioral Medical Director- NY (Telecommute)

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
12/08/2017
2017-12-082018-01-06
Job Code:
743168
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743168 Behavioral Medical Director NY Telecommute

Behavioral Medical Director- NY (Telecommute) (743168)

Position Description

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

 

 

The Behavioral Medical Director position is responsible for providing oversight to and direction of the Utilization Management Program and performing peer reviews as necessary. This individual will interact directly with Psychiatrists, Behavioral Health Providers, and other clinical professionals who consult on various processes and programs. The Behavioral Medical Director is part of a leadership team that manages development and implementation of evidence-based treatments and medical expense initiatives.  They will also advise leadership on health care system improvement opportunities, maintaining the clinical integrity of the program, including timely peer reviews, appeals and consultations with providers and other community based clinicians, including general practitioners. S/he will represent the plan in front of providers and the state and work on state initiatives. This includes attending regular state meetings and participating in workgroups to enhance the care of patients as well as work collaboratively with the Health Plan Medical Director, Clinical, Network and Quality staff. Our clinical vision drives the team to improve the quality of care our customers receive.

 

 

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. 

 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring delivery of cost effective quality care that incorporates recovery, resiliency and person - centered services
  • Responsible for Level of Care guidelines and utilization management protocols
  • Responsible for oversight and management, along with the Clinical Director and Clinical Program Director, utilization review, management and care coordination activities
  • Provide clinical oversight to the clinical staff, oversee the management of services at all levels of care in the benefit plan
  • Keep current regarding Evidence Based Practices and treatment philosophies including those that address Recovery and Resilience


 

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy
  • Current license to practice in NY as a physician without restrictions
  • Board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Demonstrated understanding of the clinical application of the principles of engagement, empowerment, rehabilitation and recovery
  • Experience working within the child services system
  • Knowledge of post - acute care planning such as home care, discharge planning, case management, and disease management
  • Minimal local travel required
  • Computer and typing proficiency, data analysis and strong organizational skills necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a practicing psychiatrist post residency strongly preferred
  • Experience in public sector delivery systems and experience in state specific public sector services
  • Experience working with community based programs and resources designed to aid the State Medicaid population


Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular 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: Clinical, Medical, Directors, License, Board Certified, Psychiatry, Psychiatrist, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Remote, Work From Home

Job Details

  • Contest Number743168
  • Job TitleBehavioral Medical Director- NY (Telecommute)
  • Job FamilyBehavioral
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • New York, NY
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsLatham, NY
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    WESTCHESTER, NY

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job Level
  • 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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