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Behavioral Care Advocate Intensive Outpatient IOP – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted May 9, 2021.

Description – External

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.

You will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges

The shift for this position will be 9:30 am – 6 pm CST or 10:00 am – 6:30 pm CST.

Primary Responsibilities:

Focusing on initial and concurrent reviews for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients for Intensive Outpatient (IOP) level of care

Identifying ways to add value to treatment plans and recommending modifications to ensure best practices

Communicating best practice guidelines through clinical discussion with providers

Making patient assessments and determining most appropriate level of care using level of care guidelines or coverage determination guidelines

Telephonically obtaining information from facility representatives on IOP requests for treatment

Determining if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed

Administering benefits and reviewing treatment plans

Coordinating benefits and transitions between various areas of care if indicated

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Qualifications – External

Required Qualifications:

Licensed, independent Master’s degree-level clinician in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, OR Licensed Ph.D., OR an RN with 2+ years’ experience in behavioral health

Active and unrestricted independent license in your state of residence

2+ years’ experience in a related mental health environment including outpatient services

If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

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 working in Intensive Outpatient setting

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

*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.

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