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Field Behavioral Health Care Advocate - Northern Region, VA

UnitedHealth Group

Alexandria, VA
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723928 Field Behavioral Health Care Advocate Northern Region VA

Field Behavioral Health Care Advocate - Northern Region, VA (723928)

Position Description

Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

The overall purpose of the Field Based Care Advocate is to improve the enrollee’s ability to remain stable in the community and out of the hospital. The role is to engage the person in the treatment process and then assist his/her to access the appropriate community services so they can pursue their treatment goals in the community and avoid institutionalization.   
**This is a field - based role that will require travel throughout the Northern VA region. You will be spending approximately 75% of the time in the field within an assigned coverage area.  Candidates must be willing to travel to the following counties:  Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Strafford, Spotsylvania, Orange, Culpeper, Madison, Greene, Rappahannock, Page, Warren, Fauquier, Loudoun, Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah and King George**
Primary Responsibilities:   
  • Conducts initial and follow-up assessments within designated timeframes on enrollees identified as having complex case management needs (assessment areas include clinical, behavioral, social, environmental and financial)
  • Identify any gaps or barriers that would impact compliance with the prescribed treatment plan
  • Assists enrollees with appointments
  • Provides subsequent member follow - up as determined by individual member needs
  • Liaison with other case managers and UM staff to help coordinate services and treatment
  • May travel throughout assigned region up to 50% of the time
  • May go to facilities to develop successful plan of care
  • Manages the aftercare follow - up of identified high risk enrollees (manages follow - up calls / outreach and documentation)
  • May attend rounds with the clinical team
Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, or an RN with 2+ more years of experience in psychiatric nursing
  • Independent, active and unrestricted Mental Health License to include PsyD, LP, LPCC, LISW, IMFT or RN in the state of VA
  • 2+ years of experience in a related mental health environment  
  • 1+year experience working with Medicaid population  
  • 1+ year Community Mental Health experience 
  • Dedicated space for home office set up and access to high speed internet services 
  • Proficient computer skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel     
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated
Preferred Qualifications:        
  • Medical / Behavioral setting experience (i.e. hospital, managed care organization, or joint medical/behavioral outpatient practice)
  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
  • Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients
  • Experience working with low - income populations
  • Experience working with either Medicaid or Medicare funded programs
  • Clinical training experience       
Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV / AIDS and high - risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes - based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work. (sm) 

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.
Keywords: RN, Nurse, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage or Family Counseling, Case Manager, Licensed, VAMLTSS, PsyD, LP, LPCC, LISW, IMFT,CCM, Medicaid Waver, Behavioral Health, Public Health, Community Health, Long Term Care, Rehab, Home Care, Care Coordination, Home Health, Complex Case Management, Managed Care, Bilingual, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park, Fredericksburg, Winchester, VA, Virginia, UHG, UnitedHealth Group, UHC, UnitedHealthcare, Community and State, Public Sector

Job Details

  • Contest Number723928
  • Job TitleField Behavioral Health Care Advocate - Northern Region, VA
  • Job FamilyBehavioral
  • Business SegmentCommunity and State

Job Location Information

  • Alexandria, VA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsFairfax, VA
    Falls Church, VA
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Manassas, VA
    Winchester, VA

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 50 % of the Time
  • 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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