You're looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? Optum is offering an innovative new standard for care management. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Our growth is fueling the need for highly qualified professionals to join our elite team. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. Join us. Take this opportunity to start doing your life's best work.(sm)As a Behavioral / Mental Health Care Advocate you will be responsible for case management and utilization review of behavioral health and substance abuse cases. You'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. Must be able to work 3rd shift indicated below: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 9:00pm to 7:30am*shift differentials apply Primary Responsibilities: Focus on initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients Make patient assessments and determining appropriate 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
Required Qualifications:Licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, or Licensed Ph.D., or an RN with 2+ years of experience in behavioral health Licenses must be active and unrestricted 2+ years post-Masters experience in a related mental health environment Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) Must be able to work night 3rd shift as indicated above Dedicated, distraction-free home work space with access to high speed internetMust live in the state of California Preferred Qualifications: Inpatient experience 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 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) For more information on our Internal Job Posting Policy, click here. **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. 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: Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Care Advocate, Case Management, Social Work, Social Worker, Counseling, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LMHC, RN, Registered Nurse, Masters, Substance Abuse, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Sacramento, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, CA, California
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.