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Wellness Recovery Care Advocate - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 11/15/2018

The Wellness Recovery Care Advocate is a direct clinical liaison between members, regional care advocacy, the nurse team, and the clinical network. This position integrates a collaborative process which plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates the options and services to meet the enrollee’s health needs, using education, communication and all available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes. In addition, a function of the Care Advocate is to improve the enrollee’s ability to remain stable in the community thereby decreasing their reliance on higher levels of care. The Care Advocate works with enrollees and the Nurse Team to engage them in the treatment planning process and then assists him/her with accessing the appropriate community services so they can pursue their treatment goals in the community and avoid institutionalization.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Engages and manages high-risk enrollees, monitors utilization, creates care plans to address problems while maintaining quality of care
  • Utilizes advanced clinical skills to make effective decisions to meet the enrollee’s health needs, using education, communication, and all available resources to promote quality, cost - effective outcomes
  • Screens, identifies and obtains approval on high - risk / cost, catastrophic, long term chronic cases which will benefit from care management services.  Referrals for such cases may originate from various departments within the company, not limited to the nurse team
  • Integrates a collaborative process which assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services to meet the enrollee’s health needs, using education, communication, and all available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes
  • Collaborates with regional care advocacy, provider network, and nurse team to ensure proper resource allocation and utilization to facilitate quality cost-effective patient outcome
  • Collaborates with providers to determine acuity of mental health concerns and refer enrollees to appropriate community resources

Required Qualifications:
  • Licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, or Licensed Ph.D.
  • Licenses must be independent, active, and unrestricted    
  • 2+ years post - Masters experience in a related mental health environment            
  • Proficient computer skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft Word  
To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Medical/Behavioral setting experience (i.e. hospital, managed care organization, or joint medical/behavioral outpatient practice)   
  • 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   
  • Able to function independently and responsibly with minimal supervision   
  • Maintain direct and open communication with all levels of the organization   
  • Able to handle sensitive issues with members and providers in a confidential manner   
  • Demonstrates initiative in achieving individual, team, and organizational goals and objectives   
  • Ability and flexibility to assume responsibilities and tasks in a constantly changing work environment    
  • Strong oral and written communication skills — specifically telephone skills   
  • Call center experience   

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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: Wellness, Recovery, Care Advocate, (WRCA) Eden Prairie, MN

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