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Licensed Mental Health Care Advocate - California Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group • San Diego, CA

Posted 12 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care

Job Description



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.

For these positions you must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as they fall into your schedule.



If you are located in California, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.


Primary Responsibilities:



  • Focus on initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients

  • Make patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care


  • Determine if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed

  • Manage inpatient mental health cases throughout the entire treatment plan

  • Administer benefits

  • Coordinate benefits and transitions between various areas of care

  • Identify ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff

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.






Required Qualifications:



  • Licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, or Licensed Ph.D., or an RN with 2+ years of experience in behavioral health

  • Licenses must be active and unrestricted in CA

  • 2+ years post Masters or RN experience in a related mental health environment

  • Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays according to your schedule 

  • Dedicated, distraction-free home work space with access to high speed internet

  • Must live in the state of California  

Preferred Qualifications:



  • Inpatient experience

  • 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 

Discover a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day – and where every day is another opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)


*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.


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: Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Care Advocate, Case Management, Social Work, Social Worker, Counseling, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LMHC, RN, Registered Nurse, Masters, Substance Abuse, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Sacramento, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, CA, California




Job ID: 2551_778720_1
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