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Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Des Moines, IA

UnitedHealth Group

Des Moines, IA
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745295 Licensed Clinical Social Worker Des Moines IA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Des Moines, IA (745295)

Position Description

We can provide you with meaningful challenges that can result in a strong sense of impact and fulfillment. Reach for more and discover your life's best work.(sm)


Provides direct intervention, assessment, and consultation of behavioral health issues impacting chronically ill and high risk patients in a variety of environments including private homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and/or hospital settings.  The LCSW works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to identify and access services to close care gaps and improve quality of life.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct short - term evidence-based therapies for stabilization of individuals with complex medical and behavioral health issues
  • Provide support to medical staff to include consultation, assessment, intervention, and education / training of behavioral health needs and services
  • Identify, refer, and coordinate available community resources to address non - medical needs and ensure patient access to services
  • Clearly summarize pertinent clinical information in the patient record
  • Share clinical expertise with medical staff to ensure continuity and quality of care
  • Assist the multidisciplinary team in identifying and implementing effective communication methods to engage patients with behavioral health issues
  • Participate in collaborative multidisciplinary team meetings to optimize clinical integration, efficiency, and effectiveness of service delivery

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited Social Work (MSW) program
  • Clinical Social Work license in the state of hire (LCSW)
  • 3+ years’ experience working with individuals with severe mental illness, complex social/behavioral needs, and/or challenging living situations
  • Ability to work with diverse care teams in a variety of settings
  • Effective time management and communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with, behavioral health services, psychotropic medications, and therapeutic interventions to manage symptoms
  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
  • Ability to travel up to 75% for face to face meeting with members in Des Moines, IA and the surrounding area. Financial relocation and/or travel assistance will not be provided for individuals outside of the target market area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in diagnosis and assessment using the DSM-5
  • Knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare

Careers at TeamMD. Imagine. Even as health care evolves and advances into a future of innovative new practice models, there are some lessons from the past that can make a huge difference. At TeamMD, a part of UnitedHealthcare Community & State and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we recognized the need for better care for individuals that are medically complex and have functional limitations. We created TeamMD to bring medical care to these individuals in their home to improve their access to care and enable better clinical outcomes. Our home-based model of care helps patients with the greatest needs, whether it is for short term stabilization and transition support to ongoing primary care. If you're looking for greater career impact and challenge, learn more. You'll discover how this can become 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, LCSW, Social Work, Clinical Social Work, Des Moines, IA, Iowa

Job Details

  • Contest Number745295
  • Job TitleLicensed Clinical Social Worker - Des Moines, IA
  • Job FamilyBehavioral
  • Business SegmentCommunity and State

Job Location Information

  • Des Moines, IA
    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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