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Facility Based Care Advocate - Richmond, VA

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Richmond, VA
Date:
08/15/2017
2017-08-152017-09-13
Job Code:
1780577
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Facility Based Care Advocate - Richmond, VA(Job Number:728351)
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 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.

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 an office based role located in the Richmond, VA office for at least 6 months with then the opportunity to telecommute based upon performance.***

 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Focus on initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients

  • Make patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care  

  • 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

Positions in this function are responsible for case management and utilization review of behavioral health and substance abuse services. Includes authorization, concurrent review, and coordination and assurance of appropriate levels of care to members. Provides case management services through review and evaluation of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatments for medical necessity, emergency status, and quality of care. Employees in this function must have a valid clinical license (i.e., CSW, LPC) and typically have a Master's degree in counseling, psychology or social work or are registered nurses (RN) with psychology specialty.



 


Job Care Advocacy
Primary Location US-VA-Richmond
Other Location 
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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