UnitedHealth Group Behavioral Health Advocate - SE Kansas in Independence, Kansas
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As a Behavioral Health Care Advocate, you will be responsible for case management / care coordination 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.
This is a work-from-home position that may include up to 25% field work based on future business needs in the following Southeast Kansas counties: Crawford, Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, and Wilson.
Make patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
Obtain information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment
Determine if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
Manage inpatient and outpatient mental health cases throughout the entire treatment plan
Administer benefits and review treatment plans
Coordinate benefits and transitions between various areas of care
Identify ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff or outpatient care providers on those ideas
40-hour work week. No nights, weekends, holidays, or being on call!
Comprehensive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Paid Time Off, and 401K
CEU and license renewal fee reimbursement
Ability to support your local community and partner with area resources
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.
Licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Counseling; Licensed Ph.D., or Registered Nurse with 2+ years of experience in behavioral health
Active, unrestricted clinical license in Kansas: LP, LPC, LCP, LCPC, LMSW, LSCSW, LMFT, LCMFT, or RN
2+ years of post-license experience in a related mental health environment
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams
Dedicated home office space and access to install secure high-speed internet in home (Cable Broadband, DSL, or Fiber)
Reliable transportation and ability to travel within Southeast Kansas based on future business needs
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 the Medicaid population
Experience working with children, adolescents, and their families
Reside in Crawford, Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, or Wilson County, Kansas
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 .
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