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Behavioral Health Care Coordinator/SPMI - Smith County, TX

Company: UnitedHealthcare
Location: Bishop
Posted on: June 28, 2024

Job Description:

At UnitedHealthcare, we're simplifying the health care experience, creating healthier communities, and removing barriers to quality care. The work you do here impacts the lives of millions of people for the better. Come build the health care system of tomorrow, making it more responsive, affordable, and equitable. Ready to make a difference? Join us to start -Caring. Connecting. Growing together. - -
You push yourself to reach higher and go further. Because for you, it's all about ensuring a positive outcome for patients. In this role, you'll work in the field and coordinate the long-term care needs for patients in the local community. And at every turn, you'll have the support of an elite and dynamic team. Join UnitedHealth Group and our family of businesses and you will use your diverse knowledge and experience to make health care work better for our patients.
The -Behavioral Health Care Coordinator -role will be an essential element of an Integrated Care Model by relaying the pertinent information about the member needs and advocating for the best possible care available, and ensuring they have the right services to meet their needs. Our team is made up of Behavioral Health Specialists, RNs, and Social Workers dedicated to helping members achieve their health care goals.
If you are located in Smith County, TX -you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. -
Primary Responsibilities: -

Assess, plan, and implement care strategies that are individualized by patient and directed toward the most appropriate, lease restrictive level of care
Identify and initiate referrals for social service programs, including financial, psychosocial, community and state supportive services
Manage the care plan throughout the continuum of care as a single point of contact
Communicate with all stakeholders the required health-related information to ensure quality coordinated care and services are provided expeditiously to all members
Advocate for patients and families as needed to ensure the patient's needs and choices are fully represented and supported by the health care team Visit Medicaid members in their homes and/or other settings, including community centers, hospitals, or providers' offices

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 Social Worker of LMSW, LBSW, LCSW OR current unrestricted RN license, NP, PLP (Professionally Licensed Psychologist), LPA (Provisionally Licensed Psychologist) -or LPC license in the state of Texas
3+ years of experience working within the behavioral health setting
Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook (ability to create, edit, save and send documents, spreadsheets and emails)
Reliable transportation and the ability to travel in this assigned area to visit Medicaid members in their homes and/or other settings, including community centers, hospitals, nursing facilities or providers' offices
High speed internet at residence

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, preferably a behavioral health or clinical degree
Medicaid Waiver experience
Case Management and/or Care Coordination experience
Behavioral health experience
Field based work experience
Experience with electronic charting
Background in managing populations with complex medical or behavioral needs
Knowledge of community resources
Bilingual in English and Spanish

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy. - - -

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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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. -


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Keywords: UnitedHealthcare, Corpus Christi , Behavioral Health Care Coordinator/SPMI - Smith County, TX, Healthcare , Bishop, Texas

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