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Mental Health Care Advocate - San Diego, CA more...
Location:San Diego, CA
First posted:May 30, 2017

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

Due to our ongoing business relationship with the County of San Diego, Optum Behavioral Solutions has an immediate need for a Care Advocate. As thesuccessful candidateyouwill focus on initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients.

Primary Responsibilities:

Making patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
Obtaining information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment
Determining if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
Managing inpatient and outpatient mental health cases throughout the entire treatment plan
Administering benefits and reviewing treatment plans
Coordinating benefits and transitions between various areas of care
Identifying ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those ideas

Required Qualifications:

Licensed Master's degree clinicianin Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriageand Family Counseling OR a Licensed Ph.D. / PsyD
Licenses must be active and unrestricted in the State of California
2+ years of experience in a related mental health environment working with chronic and / or severely mentally ill clients
Intermediate level ofcomputer proficiency specifically with MS Word and Excel
Must be able to obtain and maintain access to the County of San Diegos electronic health record, Anasazi
Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a managed care setting
Strong knowledge of the Medi - Cal system
Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patients
Previous experience in a telephonic role
Strong data entry skills
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.

Job Keywords: LMFT, LCSW, Psychologist, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Psychiatric, Therapy, Mental Health Care Advocate, Counseling, Managed Care, Anasazi, Medi-Cal, Call Center, San Diego, CA, California, UHG, UnitedHealth Group, Optum, mental, substance abuse

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