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LCSW Behavioral Health Clinician - Pittsburg, PA

UnitedHealth Group Pittsburgh, PA
  • Expired: February 09, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Clinical Redesign is a business unit focused on developing
and deploying innovative direct care models for underserved populations. The business unit is housed within
Community& State, the Dual Special Needs insurance arm of
UnitedHealthcare. The Clinical Redesign
Team is deploying a range of direct care models targeting both complex and
healthy populations including members with medical, mental health, addiction,
and social complexity with a trauma-informed approach. As the R&D, innovation team within
Community & State, the business unit is charged with transforming the way
care is delivered, to achieve better care at lower cost. The team also draws
upon a range of business best practices to ensure the services will scale and
spread with strong fidelity and high quality service delivery.
The Behavioral Health Clinician (BHC) provides integrated behavioral healthcare in collaboration with a primary care nurse practitioner to chronically ill and high risk patients in a variety of environments including private homes, and may include assisted living facilities, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and/or hospital settings. The BHC exercises autonomy in behavioral health care decision making and trauma informed care principles while collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to engage resources and strategies to address medical, functional, and social barriers to care.

If you are located near Pittsburg, PA, you'll enjoy the
flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a patient panel with a daily schedule of multiple in-home patient visits for community resourcing and behavioral therapy
  • Evaluate and document accurate patient information to provide expert biopsychosocial assessment and treatment of complex behavioral health conditions in a variety of settings: In-home visits, hospital visits, and some phone encounters
  • Develop plans of care using established trauma informed and person centered principles, demonstrating expertise in caring for individuals with complex needs
  • Review, interpret, and integrate data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with the goals of reducing readmissions, avoiding nursing home placement when home care is possible and more dignified, and decreasing future avoidable medical system utilization and therefore cost
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to engage resources and strategies to address medical, functional, and social barriers to care
  • Provide diagnostic impressions and collaborate with other specialists of care providers for coordinated interventions to address symptomology
  • Assess risk levels and develop associated safety/wellness plans
  • Participate in rotating on-call rotation for similar care teams

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:
  • Residence within the identified geographic territory for the program
  • Master's Degree from an accredited Social Work (MSW) program Current, unrestricted LCSW license in the state of practice
  • 1+year providing clinical therapy
  • 3+ years or experience working with medically complex individuals or individuals with severe mental illness
  • 2+ years of experience with, behavioral health services, psychotropic medications, and therapeutic interventions to manage symptoms
  • 2+ years of experience working with SPMI/SMI population and individuals with substance use
  • 2+ years of experience providing in person, in home (field based), or virtual care
  • 3+ years of professional experience using technology including laptop, tablet, smart phone, Microsoft Outlook, electronic medical record, and various virtual business platforms
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Home care or home visit experience
  • Experience in ICD 10 diagnosis coding
  • Suicide assessment/prevention experience
  • Knowledge of palliative care philosophy and approach; familiarity with end of life care; hospice experience
  • Expertise in motivational interviewing
  • Knowledge of health benefits for DSNP and Medicaid in the state of Tennessee
  • Familiar with the principles of trauma-informed care and engagement that embodies these principles
  • Previous experience with E-Clinical Works electronic medical record
  • Experience developing Wellness and Recovery Action Plans (WRAP)
Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)
  • All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

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: LCSW, behavioral health, Social Work, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, clinician, remote, work from home, telecommute

UnitedHealth Group


Pittsburgh, PA
15222 USA