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Medical and Clinical Operations


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Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) - RI

UHG - Newport, Rhode Island

Posted: 09/2/2018

This non-traditional Social Work role blends the provision of individualized client care with the opportunity to improve the healthcare delivery system that supports the client. 


In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with individuals living in long-term care and through a therapeutic relationship; you will guide their transformation and give them the tremendous gift of self-sufficiency and self-confidence to successfully integrate in their supportive living environment.  In addition to caring for the Geri-Psych population, you will be challenged by the needs of the comorbid mental and physical health disorders experienced by the Adult population now residing in long term care.  As a leader, the care team will look to you to provide best practice techniques to engage and intervene in moments of patient crisis and stabilize the environment then, support the care team avoid the development of future crisis.


This Model of Care is unique Optum and has a proven track record of both patient and organizational success.  As integral member of the team, you will have the opportunity to work closely with both Behavioral Health and Medical Professionals to maximize the patient experience, while leveraging your talents where they are needed the most.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaboration between medical and psychiatric APC to manage long term members chronic medical & psychiatric needs
  • Facilitate/ Communicate with families about the progression of major neurocognitive disorders

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Social Work
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, license active and unrestricted
  • 2+ years of experience in a related mental health environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Case management experience

  • Experience in managed care

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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)



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.



Keywords: Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker, Warwick, RI, Rhode Island

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