Behavioral Health Care Advocate - Utilization Review UnitedHealth Group Iowa City

Title Behavioral Health Care Advocate - Utilization Review
Date 2020
Company UnitedHealth Group
City Iowa City

Short Description :

Practice in your state of residence Masters degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling OR Licensed ,…

Full Description :

You have high standards. So do we. Here at , 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 scaleas part of an incredible team culture that’s defining the future of behavioral health care.

*You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere in the USA as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients
  • Make patient assessments and determine appropriate levels of care
  • Administer benefits, review treatment plans, and coordinate transitions between various areas of care
  • Obtain information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment

You’ll find the pace fast and the challenges ongoing. We’ll expect you to achieve and document measurable results. You’ll also need to think and act quickly while working with a diverse member population.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling; OR Licensed Ph.D.; OR Registered Nurse
  • Current, unrestricted independent license to practice in your state of residence
  • 2+ years of experience in behavioral health
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Outlook, Internet)
  • Dedicated workspace from home
  • Access to high speed internet from home (Broadband Cable, DSL or Fiber)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Inpatient experience
  • Knowledge of Nebraska Medicaid community resources
  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
  • Experience working in an environment that required coordinating benefits and utilizing multiple groups and resources for patients
Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)
  • All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to ’s Telecommuter Policy
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: 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.
is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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