Behavioral Health Care Advocate (Utilization Review) - Honolulu, HI

UHG Honolulu, HI

About the Job

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.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients

  • Make patient assessments and determine appropriate levels of care

  • Administer benefits, review treatment plans, and coordinate transitions between various areas of care

  • Obtain information from providers on outpatient requests for treatment

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:
  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling; OR Licensed Ph.D.; OR Registered Nurse
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice in Hawaii
  • 2+ years of experience in behavioral health
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Inpatient experience
  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
  • Experience working in an environment that required coordinating benefits and utilizing multiple groups and resources for patients
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Outlook, Internet)
  • Experience with the Medicaid population
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) 


 

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: care advocate, social worker, therapist, counselor, mental health, behavioral health, managed care, substance abuse, utilization review, inpatient, LP, LCSW, LMFT, LSW, LPC, RN, registered nurse, Honolulu, Hawaii, HI