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Job Category:

Behavioral

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

83701

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Behavioral Health Care Advocate (Utilization Review) - Boise, ID

UHG - Boise, Idaho

Posted: 09/30/2018

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.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Oversee initial outpatient 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.
 
This is an in office, onsite position.  Monday – Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling (LPC, LCPC, LCSW); OR Licensed Ph.D.; OR Registered Nurse
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice in the state of residence
  • 2+ years of experience in behavioral health
  • Must have the ability to talk on the phone and type at the same time 
  • Computer literacy with MS Office proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
  • Must be able to apply clinical knowledge, exhibit professional documentation/conduct and meet productivity requirements 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Inpatient and/or outpatient experience  
  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
  • Previous health plan experience
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients  
  • Prefer managed care background/experience
 
Discover a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day – and where every day is another opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)
 
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: case manager, care advocate, social worker, therapist, counselor, mental health, behavioral health, outpatient, inpatient, managed care, substance abuse, inpatient, LP, LCSW, MFT, LPC, LCPC, RN, registered nurse, Boise, Meridian, ID, Idaho

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