Field Based Behavioral Health Advocate - Springfield, MO

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You dream of a great career with a great company - where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare companies, UnitedHealth Group is restlessly pursuing new ways to operate our service centers, improve our service levels and help people lead healthier lives. We live for the opportunity to make a difference and right now, we are living it up.

This opportunity is with one of our most exciting business areas: Optum - a growing part of our family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group a Fortune 10 leader.

Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their healthcare needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

As a Field Based Behavioral Health Advocate in the United Healthcare at Home program provides social work services to members in home setting. The BHA provides intervention, assessment, and consultation of social, functional, and behavioral health issues affecting chronically ill and high-risk patients in a variety of environments, primarily the home setting. The BHA works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to identify and access services to close care gaps and improve quality of life of OAH members. They help to manage health problems and coordinate health care services for the patients in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations.

This includes (but is not limited to) assessment, development, and implementation of plan of care, and ongoing evaluation of patient status and response to the plan of care. Ongoing care and management of members is conducted in collaboration with other care team members.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Completion of Biopsychosocial Assessments
  • Case management/care management/care coordination/health care navigation
  • Discharge and transition planning
  • Client and family engagement in all aspects of social work intervention
  • Advanced healthcare planning
  • Palliative care, including pain and sx management
  • Hospice and End-of-life care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Identification of elder/vulnerable adult abuse, trauma, neglect and exploitation
  • Facilitation of benefits and resource acquisition to assist clients and families, including an understanding of related policies, eligibility requirements, and financial and legal issues.

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:
  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Reside within 30 minutes from Springfield, MO
  • 1+ years of clinical or case management experience
  • 2+ years of experience working with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree (or higher)
  • 1+ years of clinical or case management experience
  • 2+ years' experience in long-term care, home health, hospice, public health or assisted living
  • A background in managing populations with complex medical or behavioral needs
  • Experience with electronic charting
  • Experience with arranging community resources
  • Prior field-based work experience

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Learn how Teresa, a Senior Quality Analyst, works with military veterans and ensures they receive the best benefits and experience possible. https://uhg.hr/vet

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health - related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular 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.

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