Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
The Behavioral Medical Director position is responsible for providing oversight to and direction of the Clinical Management Program supporting members in the commercial and Medicare Advantage space in Michigan state. This individual will be part of a team of Optum Psychiatrists and will work closely with community Behavioral Health Providers. The Behavioral Medical Director is part of a leadership team that manages development and implementation of evidence-based treatments and medical expense initiatives and will also advise leadership on health care system improvement opportunities. They are responsible for maintaining the clinical integrity of the program, including timely peer reviews, appeals and consultations. The responsibilities include working collaboratively with the Health Plan Medical Director, Clinical, Network and Quality staff. At Optum, our clinical vision drives the team to improve the quality of care our consumers receive.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
- Ensuring delivery of cost-effective quality care that incorporates recovery, resiliency, and person-centered services
- Level of Care guidelines and utilization management protocols
- Oversight and management, along with the Clinical Director and Clinical Program Director, utilization review, case management, and care coordination activities
- Provide clinical oversight to the clinical staff, oversee the management of services at all levels of care in the benefit plan
- Keep current regarding Evidence Based Practices and treatment philosophies including those that address Recovery and Resilience
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
- Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy
- Current license to practice as a physician without restrictions
- Board certified in Psychiatry
- Knowledge of post-acute care planning such as home care, discharge planning, case management, and disease management
- Demonstrated understanding of the clinical application of the principles of engagement, empowerment, rehabilitation, and recovery
- Computer and typing proficiency, data analysis and organizational skills necessary
- Board certification in child and adolescent psychiatry or addiction
- Licensure in Michigan a plus
- 3+ years of experience as a practicing psychiatrist post residency
- Managed care experience
- Experience in public sector delivery systems and experience in state specific public sector services
- Experience working with community-based programs and resources
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $248,582 to $338,965. Salary Range is defined as total cash compensation at target. The actual range and pay mix of base and bonus is variable based upon experience and metric achievement. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
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.
- Behavioral Medicine
- Care Coordination
- Case Management
- Clinical Works
- Data Analysis