UnitedHealth Group Behavioral Field Based Care Coordinator - Essex County, MA in Essex, Massachusetts
*$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for external candidates*
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As part of a care management team who will manage complex members, the Behavioral Health Field Care Coordinator will be the primary care manager for a panel of members with complex behavioral health needs (i.e., mental health or substance use disorders). Additionally, this position will provide behavioral health support to the broader team. Care coordination activities will focus on supporting member’s medical, behavioral, and socioeconomic needs to promote appropriate utilization of services and improved quality of care.
If you are reside in/near Essex County, MA, you will have the flexibility to work remotely* as you take on some tough challenges.
Serve as primary care manager for high medical risks / needs members with comorbid behavioral health needs
Engage members face-to-face and/or telephonically to complete a comprehensive needs assessment, including assessment of medical, behavioral, functional, cultural, and socioeconomic (SDoH) needs
Develop and implement individualized, person-centered care plans inclusive of goals, opportunities and interventions aligned with a person’s readiness to change to support the best health and quality of life outcomes by meeting the member where they are
Partner and collaborate with internal care team, providers, and community resources/partners to implement care plan
Provide referral and linkage as appropriate and accepted by member (may include internal consult opportunities such as Housing Navigator, Pharmacy Team, Peer Specialist, etc. or community-based provider referrals such as PCP, specialists, medication assisted therapy referrals, etc.)
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.
Current, unrestricted independent licensure as a Social Worker or 4-Year or Higher Degree in a behavioral health related field (e.g., psychology, counseling, etc.) plus 3+ years of direct experience or LPN with 5+ years of direct experience or 3+ years directly serving individuals with behavioral health conditions (mental health/substance use disorders)
1+ year of experience with local behavioral health providers and community support organizations addressing SDoH (e.g., food banks, non-emergent transportation, utility assistance, housing/rapid re-housing assistance, etc.)
1+ years of experience with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Reliable transportation and the ability to travel within assigned territory to meet with members and providers
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
Demonstrated experience/additional training or certifications in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Trauma-Informed Care, Person-Centered Care
Experience working in team-based care
Experience in serving individuals with co-occurring disorders (both mental health and substance use disorders)
Background in Managed Care
Bilingual in Spanish
Ability to transition from office to field locations multiple times per day
Ability to navigate multiple locations/terrains to visit employees, members and/or providers
Ability to transport equipment to and from field locations needed for visits (ex. laptop, stethoscope, etc.)
Ability to remain stationary for long periods of time to complete computer or tablet work duties
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
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*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.
*PLEASE NOTE* The Sign-On Bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a Sign-On Bonus.
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