Job type full-time
Full job description
Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you getLeading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millionsHere, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliablyThere is no room for errorIf you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to beIt`s an opportunity to do your life`s best work.(sm)
You`re looking for something bigger for your careerHow about inventing the future of health care? unitedhealthcare is offering an innovative new standard for care managementWe`re going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of careOur growth is fueling the need for highly qualified professionals to join our elite teamBring your skills and talents to a role where you`ll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scaleJoin us.
As an assess and triage care advocate you will be responsible for case management and utilization review of behavioral health and substance abuse casesYou`ll have a direct impact on the lives of our members as you recommend and manage the appropriate level of care throughout the entire treatment plan.
What makes your clinical career greater with unitedhealth group? you can improve the health of others and help heal the health care systemYou will work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every dayAnd, when you contribute, you`ll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the u.sAs you take on some tough challenges.
The hours for this position are 9:30 am - 6:00 pm eastern time.
Conduct initial pre-certifications for all mental health and substance use levels of care
Determine appropriate level of care using asam, calocus-casii, and ecsii
Obtain information from providers regarding requests for treatment
Administer benefits per account design
Identify ways to add value to treatment plans and consult with facility staff or care providers on those ideas
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.
Licensed master`s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or marriage and family counseling; a licensed ph.d.; or an rn with 2 or more years of experience in behavioral health
Licenses must be active and unrestricted in your state of residence
2+ years of experience in a related mental health environment
Proficient microsoft skills (word, excel, outlook) with the ability to use multiple screens and type and talk simultaneously
Access to high-speed internet via cable/dsl/fiber optic service and a dedicated, distraction-free workspace at home
Experience in a facility-based care 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
Previous experience in a managed care environment
Experience in an inbound call center setting
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, unitedhealth group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose covid-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employmentIn addition, some roles require full covid-19 vaccination as an essential job functionUnitedhealth group adheres to all federal, state and local covid-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client covid-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure complianceCandidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodationFailure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Careers with optumHere`s the ideaWe built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyoneSo 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 serveOptum, 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 potentialFor you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matterOptum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life`s best work.(sm)
Colorado, connecticut or nevada residents only: the salary range for colorado residents is $53,300 to $95,100The salary range for connecticut / nevada residents is $58,800 to $104,600Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etcIn addition to your salary, unitedhealth group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements)No matter where or when you begin a career with unitedhealth group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*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 bylower 48 law.
Unitedhealth group is a drug-free workplaceCandidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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