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Onsite Behavioral Health Care Advocate - San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Job Code
    870004

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 you'll have an opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale - as part of an incredible team culture that's defining the future of behavioral health care.

 

Responsible for facilitating and providing linkage to behavioral health services in system of care to justice involved population. Provides clinical services in the manner of behavioral health screenings, short term case management, coordination, and consultation with behavioral health treatment providers, San Diego Probation and ancillary services.

 

***The required schedule/hours for this position is Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30am - 6:00pm Pacific Time***

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conducts comprehensive behavioral health screenings in a dynamic environment to include jail and other settings
  • Review available behavioral health history to coordinate services and assure appropriate level of care for clients
  • Responsible for identification, awareness and establishing contacts of specific community resources for justice involved population and the enrollment process
  • Leads coordination of appropriate level of care linkage for Post Release Offenders to community behavioral health and ancillary services
  • Guides the provision of short term clinical case management to ensure continuity of behavioral health and medical services
  • Available to assist BHST Care Advocates in daily operations and duties
  • Navigates and advocates within behavioral health system of care on behalf of clients as needed
  • Models and engages clients to participate in screening process and work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to develop case plans, provide linkage to care based on their individual needs, preference and objectives
  • Exemplifies the use of motivational interviewing techniques to help clients identify and understand intrinsic goals and engage in behavior change
  • Participates in ongoing multi-disciplinary team meetings providing education and consultation with regards to linkage to behavioral health and ancillary services within system of care
  • Guides clinical care consultations with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation personnel, San Diego Sheriff's department, probation officers, and community treatment providers
  • Advances the troubleshooting of internal and external problems
  • Assess for safety risks / provides crisis intervention and behavioral health screenings for  population
  • Receives and reviews clinical screenings, linkage and levels of care requests
  • Assist in orientation of Behavioral Health System of care to Probation partners
  • Provides ongoing education of behavioral health system of care to providers, consumers and other stakeholders
  • Makes suggestions for change and improvements in the functioning of the department and coordination of care within the system of care with Probation partners, Behavioral Health Services and Treatment providers
  • Maintain timely and appropriate clinical documentation records in San Diego County Probation and Behavioral Health Electronic Health records
  • Use of technological systems to support clinical delivery of services
  • Requires access to Cerner Electronic Health Record which includes Protected Health Information and Probation Case Management System
  • Adheres to pertinent HIPAA rules and regulations
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required

You'll 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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Posted: 2020-04-30 Expires: 2020-05-31

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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