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Field Care Advocate - New Orleans, LA - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
New Orleans, LA
Date:
12/12/2017
2017-12-122018-01-10
Job Code:
742469
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742469 Field Care Advocate New Orleans LA Telecommute

Field Care Advocate - New Orleans, LA - Telecommute (742469)

Position 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 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.  

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Make patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
  • Determine if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
  • Administer benefits and review treatment plans
  • Coordinate benefits and transitions between various areas of care

Required Qualifications

  • Licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, or Licensed Ph.D., or an RN with 2+ years of experience in behavioral health
  • Licenses must be active and unrestricted
  • 2 years post-Masters experience in a related mental health environment
  • Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Inpatient experience
  • 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/familiarity with Motivational Interviewing

 

 

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)

 

 

 

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: Social Worker, Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, LCSW, LMFT, LMSW, LPCC, Therapist, Counselor, Licensed, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Job Details

  • Contest Number742469
  • Job TitleField Care Advocate - New Orleans, LA - Telecommute
  • Job FamilyBehavioral
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • New Orleans, LA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • 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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