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Licensed Psychologist (Peer Reviewer) - San Diego, CA - $5,000 Sign-On Bonus

UHG - San Diego, California

Posted: 11/15/2018

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work. (sm)
As the chosen candidate, you will perform clinical quality assurance of psychological evaluations for Juvenile Probation and Child Welfare Services and psychotherapy treatment plans for Child Welfare Services clients to ensure that professional standards are met, protective and risk issues are addressed and treatment is clinically appropriate.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provides professional consultation to providers and other stakeholders, as well as additional collaboration with clinical leadership on improvement opportunities to best mitigate risk to clients and County agencies
  • Conducts clinical reviews of psychological evaluations and treatment plans in adherence with specific criteria and provides quality review feedback
  • Reviews the work of colleagues and provides clinical oversight to less experienced clinicians
  • Investigates complaints and quality of care issues and participates in the resolution process
  • Develops clinical standards and curricula for group psychotherapy and for conducting clinical quality oversight of mental health treatment and psychological evaluations for clients referred through the Juvenile Court
  • Participates in other TERM team related functions, quality improvement initiatives, and other duties as assigned- Develops innovative approaches
  • Collaborates with clinical leadership on improvement opportunities in order to best mitigate risk to clients and County agencies
  • Creation of reports based off of clinical documentation reviews and specific criteria pertaining to psychological evaluations
  • Investigates and resolves Provider complaints/issues
  • Conducts provider searches on referral from Child Welfare Services for clients residing in and outside San Diego County



***PLEASE NOTE*** The sign-on bonus is only available to external candidates.  Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

Required Qualifications:
  • Must be a Licensed Ph.D. or Psy.D. Level Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensure must be current and unrestricted in the State of California
  • Strong knowledge of Psychological testing and evaluation of adults and children
  • Experience providing oversight or feedback to other clinical professionals
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office application
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completion of an APA approved internship
  • Direct experience working in Forensics and/or the completion of Forensics coursework
  • Experience working within a Managed Care Organization (MCO)
  • Experience with the Medicaid (Medi-Cal) patient population
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
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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: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Clinical, Domestic Violence, Quality Assurance, Juvenile Court, child welfare, psychological evaluations, Psychology, Psychologist, Ph.D., PsyD, TERM, UHG, California, San Diego, Managed Care, San Diego, CA, California

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