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Care Advocate, Licensed Behavioral Health Professional - After Hours - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

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Care Advocate, Licensed Behavioral Health Professional - After Hours - Telecommute(Job Number:724436)

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)
The After Hours Care Advocate will be responsible for case management and utilization review of behavioral health including mental health and substance abuse services. 
Telecommute position but you must live within 1 hour distance of a UHG Office (anywhere in US)
This position requires individuals to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays 
Tuesday to Friday (5:00 PM to 1:30 AM CT); Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CT
Wednesday to Friday (5:00 PM to 1:30 AM CT); Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CT
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Focus on initial inpatient admission and appropriate community based services for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients
  • Reviewing clinical assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
  • Determining if additional clinical services are needed
  • Managing and administering inpatient behavioral health benefits
  • Coordinating benefits and transitions between various areas of care
  • Effectively handling member crisis calls by identifying risk, ensuring safety, and coordinating timely access to care
  • Identifying ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff on those ideas 

Job Care Advocacy
Primary Location United States
Other Location US-TX-Houston
Organization Optum Ops-PHM Utilization Mgmt
Schedule Full-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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