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'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Oversee initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients
Make patient assessments and determine appropriate levels of care
Administer benefits, review treatment plans, and coordinate transitions between various areas of care
Obtain information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment
You'll find the pace fast and the challenges ongoing. We'll expect you to achieve and document measurable results. You'll also need to think and act quickly while working with a diverse member population.
Independently licensed with a Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling; OR Licensed Ph.D.; OR Registered Nurse
Current, unrestricted license to practice in the state of residence
2 years of experience in behavioral health
Access to high speed internet from home (Broadband Cable or DSL)
Dedicated workspace from home
Utilization Management experience for Behavioral / Mental Health services
Managed care experience
Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
Experience working in an environment that required coordinating benefits and utilizing multiple groups and resources for patients
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Outlook, Internet)
Residence in the NE region of the United States is highly preferred
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)
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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