Field-based Behavioral Health Care Advocate - Memphis, TN
- United States
The overall purpose of the Behavioral Health Care Advocate is to coordinate care with members in order improve the member's ability to remain stable in the community and out of the hospital. This coordination includes intensive coordination, discharge coordination, and care coordination for members. The Behavioral Health Care Advocate role is to engage the person in the treatment process and then assist his/her to access the appropriate community services so they can pursue their treatment goals in the community and avoid institutionalization. This position focuses on members with high needs, high utilization, and in need of complex Behavioral Health Care Coordination and works closely with members, providers, State stakeholders, Utilization Management, and Peer Support.
The Behavioral Health Care Advocate position is also designed to be a direct clinical liaison between providers and the health plan and works in conjunction with the Quality and Network team to assist providers with technical support, including education in clinical managed care and education in clinical best practices.
If you are located in Memphis, TN, you will have the flexibility to telecommute as you take on some tough challenges.
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.
Preferred Qualifications :
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All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy
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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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