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Field Based LPN or Social Worker - Las Vegas, NV

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Date:
09/05/2017
2017-09-052017-10-04
Job Code:
1762804
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Field Based LPN or Social Worker - Las Vegas, NV(Job Number:720922)
Description

You're looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? Optum 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 Field Based Targeted Case Manager you will be responsible for providing support and assistance to adults with a serious mental illness including
medical, social, educational, vocational, and other necessary services as relates to the members mental health needs, in addition to utilization management, utilization review, or concurrent review (telephonic inpatient care management). You will review current inpatient services and intensive Mental Health and Substance Abuse services to determine medical appropriateness. You will use established medical guidelines to ensure the best possible health outcomes, both mentally and physically. Here you will work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Performing care management activities to ensure that patients move through the continuum of care efficiently and safely
  • Assessing and interpreting customer needs and requirements
  • Reviews cases and analyzes clinical information in conjunction with Medical Directors to determine the appropriateness of hospitalization
  • Performing Clinician to Physician interaction to acquire additional clinical information or discuss alternatives to current treatment plans
  • Escalates cases to the Medical Director for case discussion or peer-to-peer intervention as appropriate
  • Performs anticipatory discharge planning in accordance with the patient's benefits and available alternative resources
  • Collaborates with Medical peers on consideration of discharge planning needs
  • Refers patients to disease management or case management programs
  • Assists with the development of treatment plans
  • Documents activities according to established standards     
  • Identifies solutions to non-standard requests and problems
  • Solves moderately complex problems and / or conducts moderately complex analyses
  • Works with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Provides explanations and information to others on difficult issues
  • Acts as a resource for others with less experience
  • Works with less structured, more complex issues
  • Develop plans and supportive services for patients to achieve stability and adaptive functioning to become independent
  • Support mental services and integrated substance abuse treatment, supporting medication management, symptoms management, rehabilitation, crisis stabilization and psychosocial education on an outpatient basis 
  • Perform administrative duties related to a client's care including applications for services
  • It is essential for this position to work with members at various locations, such as the streets, shelter, group home, provider’s offices, facilities and other community locations

Job Social Work
Primary Location US-NV-Las Vegas
Other Location 
Organization Sierra Behavioral Solns UHC
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 4
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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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