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We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM

 

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Job Category:

Behavioral

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

65201

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Behavioral Care Advocate – Columbia or Springfield, MO - Telecommute

UHG - Columbia, Missouri

Posted: 09/20/2018

You're looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? UnitedHealthcare is offering an innovative new standard for care management. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Our growth is fueling the need for highly qualified professionals to join our elite team. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale.  Join us. Take this opportunity to start doing your life's best work.(sm)
 
As a Behavioral/Mental Health Care Advocate you will be responsible for case management 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.
 
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.  
 
If you are located in the greater Columbia or Springfield, MO area, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage caseload of members with behavioral health related issues
  • Conduct assessments and develop plans of care to improve member health outcomes
  • Make both member and provider contacts to address identified care plan needs.  Contacts will be made telephonically and in the field at facilities and member homes
  • Provide clinical consultation to nonclinical staff on behavioral health related issues
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Meet all identified performance metrics

Required Qualifications:

  • Active and unrestricted Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Missouri
  • 2 years post-Masters experience in a related mental health environment
  • 1+ year of experience working with Pediatrics
  • Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Reliable transportation for field visits
  • Ability to travel locally to conduct field visits up to 40% of the time 
  • Ability to a work a split shift until 8pm CST, as needed (i.e. 8am – Noon; 4p – 8p)
  • Access to high speed internet and dedicated workspace for home office set up
Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Inpatient experience
  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
  • Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients
  • Managed care experience (MCO)
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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy
 
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: LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Social Worker, Counselor, Therapist, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Case Manager, Care Coordinator, Columbia, Springfield, MO, Missouri, Pediatrics, Dual Diagnosis, Substance, Abuse, MCO, Managed Care

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