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Job Category:

Behavioral

Country:

US

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Licensed Behavioral Health Care Advocate - Bellevue, Washington

UHG - Bellevue, Washington

Posted: 11/12/2018



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.

This is an office-based position in our Bellevue, WA office, hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm PST.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Focus on initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients
  • Make patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care (could include inpatient, residential, and partial levels of care)
  • Obtain information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment
  • Determine if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
  • Manage inpatient and outpatient mental health cases throughout the entire treatment plan
  • Administer benefits and review treatment plans
  • Coordinate benefits and transitions between various areas of care
  • Identify ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those ideas
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:
  • Independent licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, or Licensed Ph.D., or an RN with 2 or more years of experience in behavioral health
  • Independent licenses must be active and unrestricted in the state of Washington 
  • 2+ years experience in a related mental health environment
  • Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) with the ability to toggle between multiple systems
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Reside within commuting distance of Bellevue, WA
  • Experience in an inpatient setting
  • 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
  • Experience with the Medicaid population
  • Experience with children and adolescents
  • Experience with Substance Abuse
  • Previous facility-based 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) 
 
*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: case manager, care advocate, social worker, therapist, counselor, mental health, behavioral health, managed care, substance abuse, inpatient, LP, LCSW, MFT, LPC, LCPC, RN, registered nurse, Medicaid, Bellevue, WA, Washington

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