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Behavioral Health Care Advocate - Telecommute - State License Required - 915581

Seattle, WA 98104 Work Remotely
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    915581
You have high standards. So do we. Here at UnitedHealth Group, this includes offering an innovative new standard for care management. It goes beyond counseling services and verified referrals to programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. That means youll have an opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale - as part of an incredible team culture thats defining the future of behavioral health care.
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As anAssess and Triage Care Advocateyou 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.
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***This position requires working a Monday-Friday schedule***
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Hours:
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11:30am - 8:00pm EST
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10:30am - 7:00pm CST
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8:30am - 5:00pm PST
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Youll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
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Primary Responsibilities:
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  • Focus on initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients
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  • Make patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
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  • Obtain information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment
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  • Determine if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
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  • Administer benefits and review treatment plans
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  • Coordinate benefits and transitions between various areas of care
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  • Identify ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those idea
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Youll find the pace fast and the challenges ongoing. Well expect you to achieve and document measurable results. Youll also need to think and act quickly while working with a diverse member population.
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Youll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in
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Required Qualifications:
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  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage/Family Counseling, Licensed Ph.D., or an RN with 2 or more years of experience in behavioral health
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  • Licenses must be independent, active and unrestricted in the state of residence
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  • 2+ years experience in a related mental health environment
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  • Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) with the ability to use multiple screens and type and talk simultaneously
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  • Must have dedicated, distraction-free space in home for home office and access to high speed internet (DSL or Cable)
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Preferred Qualifications:
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  • Ability to work effectively within in a fast paced, changing environment
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  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
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  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
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  • Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients
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Discover a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day and whereevery day is another opportunity to doyour lifes best work.(sm)
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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy.
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"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.
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"UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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Job Keywords:Social Worker,Therapist, Counselor,Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Clinical, Managed Care, MCO, Psychiatric, Utilization Management, Utilization Review, Telecommute, Work From Home
Posted: 2021-03-17 Expires: 2021-05-16

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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