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Senior Field Behavioral Health Care Advocate - Summit and Stark Counties more...
Location:Akron, OH
Company:Optum Operations
First posted:June 13, 2017
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You're looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? Optum is offering an innovative new standard for care management. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Our growth is fueling the need for highly qualified professionals to join our elite team. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale. Join us. Take this opportunity to start doing your life's best work. (sm)
As a Field Based Care Advocate, youll wear many hats, and work in a variety of environments. Sometimes, youll interact with members leaving the hospital- possibly with new medications or diagnoses. Or perhaps youll perform home visits, assisting members with safe, effective transitions from care environments to where they live. You may also act as an intermediary between providers and members - serving in numerous roles, such as educator, evaluator, service coordinator, community resource researcher and more. The result? Fewer hospitalizations, ER visits and costly service gaps; and a less stressed, more effective health care system for us all.
This is a field based position with a home based (telecommuting) office. You will work from home when not in the field. This is a Monday Friday, daytime hours position.
This position will cover Stark and Summit counties

Primary Responsibilities:

Visit Medicaid members in their homes and/or other settings, including community centers, hospitals or providers offices
Provide a complete continuum of quality care through close communication with members via in-person or on-phone interaction
Support members with condition education, medication reviews and connections to resources such as Home Health Aides or Meals on Wheels
Assist members with the transition from a care facility back to their home

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree behavioral health OR

Bachelor's Degree Nursing (BSN) OR

Associate's Degree in Nursingwitheight years of behavioral health experience OR

Doctorate - degreed Psychologist

An active, unrestricted State of Ohio professional license in one of the following:

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; or

Independent Marriage & Family Therapist; or

Licensed Independent Social Worker; or

Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor; or

Licensed Psychologist; or

Registered Nurse with 8+ years of recent focus in Behavioral Health

3+ years of experience in a related mental health environment

1+year ofexperience working with Medicaid population

1+ year Community Mental Health experience

Proficient computer skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Dedicated space for home office set up with access to high speed internet services

Must reside in Stark or Summit county in Ohio

Must be able to travel throughout Summit and Stark counties
Preferred Qualifications:

Medical/Behavioral setting experience (i.e. hospital, managed care organization, or joint medical/behavioral outpatient practice)

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

Experience working with low-income populations

Experience working with either Medicaid or Medicare funded programs

Clinical training experience
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: social worker, case manager, care coordination, medical social work, psychology, medicaid, medicare, telecommute, work from home, LPCC, IMFT, LISW, LICDC, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse

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