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 Field Based Care Advocate, you'll wear many hats, and work in a variety of environments. Sometimes, you'll interact with members leaving the hospital - possibly with new medications or diagnoses. Or perhaps you'll perform home visits, assisting members with safe, effective transitions from care environments to where they live. You may also act as an intermediary between providers and members - serving in numerous roles, such as educator, evaluator, service coordinator, community resource researcher and more. The result? Fewer hospitalizations, ER visits and costly service gaps; and a less stressed, more effective health care system for us all. This is a field based position with a home based (telecommuting) office. You will work from home when not in the field. This is a Monday – Friday, daytime hours position.This position will cover Stark and Summit counties Primary Responsibilities: Visit Medicaid members in their homes and/or other settings, including community centers, hospitals or providers' offices Provide a complete continuum of quality care through close communication with members via in-person or on-phone interaction Support members with condition education, medication reviews and connections to resources such as Home Health Aides or Meals on Wheels Assist members with the transition from a care facility back to their home
Required Qualifications:Master's degree behavioral health ORBachelor's Degree Nursing (BSN) OR Associate's Degree in Nursing with eight years of behavioral health experience ORDoctorate - degreed PsychologistAn active, unrestricted State of Ohio professional license in one of the following:Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; orIndependent Marriage & Family Therapist; orLicensed Independent Social Worker; orLicensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor; orLicensed Psychologist; orRegistered Nurse with 8+ years of recent focus in Behavioral Health3+ years of experience in a related mental health environment1+year of experience working with Medicaid population1+ year Community Mental Health experienceProficient computer skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and ExcelDedicated space for home office set up with access to high speed internet services Must live within a commutable distance to Stark or Summit county in OhioMust be able to travel throughout Summit and Stark countiesPreferred 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 Experience working with low-income populations Experience working with either Medicaid or Medicare funded programs Clinical training experienceCareers 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) 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: social worker, case manager, care coordination, medical social work, psychology, medicaid, medicare, telecommute, work from home, LPCC, IMFT, LISW, LICDC, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse
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.