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In this position you will serve as a member of the behavioral health case management team, providing case management for members who have special and complex health needs. Case management will be provided in a holistic, person and family centeredway, striving to improvemember outcomes by integrating social, behavioral health,andphysical health needs.
This position will be located onsite in Smithfield, RI. The schedule is Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm with one day 9am to 6pm.
Utilize advanced clinical skills to engage and motivate Consumers via a recovery, health and wellness-oriented approach
Assist consumers and their families/caregivers with connections to appropriate psychiatric, medical, and psychosocial referrals and services
Identify and remove barriers to procurement, delivery, participation in and success of services
Provide supportive follow-up, monitoring and education as indicated
Partner with designated external providers, programs, entities to address the needs, gaps in care, and recovery goals of complex and high risk consumers
Identify and address the needs of members who are consistently high utilizers of services through case conferences and informal communications
Participate in standing meetings to review performance, identify areas of opportunity, and oversee course for improvements
Establish and foster positive relationships with medical team, participate in medical-behavioral integration activities and discussions
Identify high-risk, co-morbid needs of consumers
Accept referrals via designated processes, collaborate in evaluating available services, and coordinate necessary psychiatric and community referrals, as needed
Contribute to treatment plan discussions; routinely attend clinical rounds and other meetings with medical partner or external entities, when applicable
Partner with internal Optum Behavioral Health Services Teams to coordinate a seamless transition for consumers from an inpatient setting to community based services
Meet all contractual requirements; collaborate early and frequently with other teams in the management of cases stratified as having intensive, complex, and high-risk needs
Assist in the development of a relevant and consumer-specific aftercare plan
Comply with all policies, procedures and documentation standards in appropriate systems, tracking mechanisms and databases
Collaborate with providers to determine acuity of mental health concerns, barriers and progress; coordinate appropriate services
Independently / clinically Licensed (LICSW, LMFT, LMHC) Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, or Licensed Ph.D., or an RN with 2 or more years of experience in behavioral health
Licenses must be active and unrestricted in Rhode Island
2 years experience in a related mental health setting
Computer / typing proficiency to enter / retrieve data in electronic clinical records; experience with email, internet research, use of online calendars and other software applications
Ability to work one late evening until 6pm
Ability to work onsite in the office in Smithfield, RI office on daily basis
Experience in an inpatient setting
Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
Experience in a community mental health setting
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
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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.
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