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UnitedHealth Group: Behavioral Health Care Advocate – Atlanta, Ga

UnitedHealth Group

This is a Contract position in Atlanta, GA posted November 22, 2020.

The overall purpose of theBehavioral Health Care Advocate is to coordinate care with members in order to improvethe member’s ability to remain stable in the community and out of the hospital.This coordination includes intensive coordination, discharge coordination, andcare coordination for members.

The Behavioral Health Care Advocate role is toengage the person in the treatment process and then assist him/her to accessthe appropriate community services so they can pursue their treatment goals inthe community and avoid institutionalization.

This position focuses on memberswith high needs, high utilization, and in need of complex Behavioral HealthCare Coordination and works closely with members, providers, Statestakeholders, Utilization Management, and Peer Support.

This position is locatedonsite in our Atlanta, GA office.

Theschedule is Monday Friday during normal business, with one late day a weekuntil 7pm.PrimaryResponsibilities:Performing care management activities to ensure that members move through the continuum of care efficiently and safely Utilize advanced clinical skills to engage and motivate members via a recovery, health and wellness-oriented approach telephonicallyAssist members and their families/caregivers with connections to appropriate psychiatric, medical, and psychosocial referrals and servicesIdentify and remove barriers to procurement, delivery, participation in and success of servicesAssessing and interpreting customer needs and requirementsReviews cases and analyzes clinical information in conjunction with Medical Directors to determine the appropriateness of hospitalization Escalates cases to the Medical Director for case discussion or peer-to-peer intervention as appropriate Performs anticipatory discharge planning in accordance with the patient’s benefits and available alternative resources Collaborates with Medical peers on consideration of discharge planning needsRefers members to disease management or case management programs Assists with the development of treatment plans Documents activities according to established standardsYou’ll be rewarded and recognizedfor your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give youclear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as providedevelopment for other roles you may be interested in.

RequiredQualifications:Licensed Master’s Degree-Level Clinician in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling OR a Licensed Ph.D.

level Psychologist, OR an RN with behavioral health experienceLicense must be active and unrestricted to practice at the independent level in Georgia2 years of experience in a behavioral health setting post independent licensureProficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Outlook, Internet)Ability to work onsite in our Georgia office on a daily basisComputer / typing proficiency to enter / retrieve data in electronic clinical records; experience with email, internet research, use of online calendars and other software applicationsEmployees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.E., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe.

Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders.

In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company locationPreferredQualifications: 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 patientsKnowledge of Level of Care Guidelines Care coordination or case management experiencePrevious experience with managed care or working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and identification of community-based resources UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 7, we are totally focused on innovation and change.

We work a little harder.

We aim a little higher.

We expect more from ourselves and each other.

And at the end of the day, we’re doing a lot of good.Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we’re building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever.

Now we’re looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant and built for speed.Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more.

We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge.

We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.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:BehavioralHealth, Mental Health, Social Worker, Therapist, Counselor, Atlanta, GA, Georgia,Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.LMFT, LP, Licensed Psychologist, Nurse, RN, Licensed Professional Counselor,LPC