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Behavioral Health Care Advocate (Utilization Review) - Telecommute in CA - 923155

San Francisco, CA 94102 Work Remotely
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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As a Behavioral Health 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.

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What makes your clinical career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You can improve the health of others and help heal the health care system. You will work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.

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If you live in the state of California, youll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Manage all facility-based admissions for mental health and substance abuse through the continuum of care
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  • Effectively collaborate with treating providers and facilities to ensure consumers are receiving treatment in line with best practice and clinical guidelines
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  • Effectively communicate with consumers about their benefit coverage and provide appropriate resources and referrals
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  • Make benefit determinations about appropriate levels of care using clinical guidelines
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  • Coordinate benefits and transitions between various areas of care
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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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  • 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
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  • Licenses must be active and unrestricted, to practice at the independent level, in the state of California
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  • 2+ years of experience in a related mental health environment
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  • Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Windows 10)
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  • Computer/typing proficiency to enter/retrieve data in electronic clinical records and provide customer service on the phone concurrently
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Experience in an inpatient setting
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  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
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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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  • Facility-based experience
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  • Experience in a queue-based environment
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  • Ability to work effectively within in a fast paced, changing environment
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  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
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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)

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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: Case Manager, Care Advocate, Social Worker, Therapist, Counselor, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Managed Care, Substance Abuse, Inpatient, LP, LCSW, MFT, LMFT, LPC, LCPC, RN, Registered Nurse, California, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, CA, California, San Francisco

Posted: 2021-04-15 Expires: 2021-07-12

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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