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Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician - Nights & Weekends - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Harrah
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

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.--
As a Behavioral Health Clinician/Care Advocate you will be responsible for initial case management and utilization review of behavioral health and substance abuse cases. You'll have a direct impact on the lives of our members as you recommend and manage the appropriate level of care throughout the entire treatment plan.
A variety of eight- and ten-hour shifts are available. Must be able to work evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays.
**Premium pay offered for evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays**
You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely* from anywhere in the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Due to business needs, licensure AND residency in Missouri or Oklahoma is preferred. Licensure in North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky, or Indiana is also preferred.--
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Field inbound calls in a queue from members and providers for purpose of assessment and triage
  • Focus on initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients
  • Make patient assessments and determine 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 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.--Required Qualifications:
    • Licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage or Family Counseling or Licensed Ph.D.
    • Active, unrestricted, independent license in state of residence
    • 2+ years of experience providing direct clinical care in a behavioral health treatment setting with emphasis on assessment, case management, and/or crisis intervention
    • Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Ability to work evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays
    • Access to install high-speed internet and a dedicated, distraction-free workspace at home
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Inpatient experience
      • Utilization Management 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 patient
      • Licensure AND residency in Missouri or Oklahoma
      • Licensure in North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky or Indiana

        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 $56,300 to $110,400. 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--

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        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.--

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Midwest City , Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician - Nights & Weekends - Remote, Healthcare , Harrah, Oklahoma

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