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Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician - Second Shift and Weekends - Remote in Arizona


Home Health


Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

You're looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? UnitedHealthcare is offering an innovative new standard for care management. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Our growth is fueling the need for highly qualified professionals to join our elite team. Bring your skills and talents to a role where you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on a huge scale.

As a Behavioral Health Clinician/Care Advocate you will be responsible for case management and utilization review of behavioral health and substance abuse cases. You'll have a direct impact on the lives of our members as you recommend and manage the appropriate level of care throughout the entire treatment plan.

If you are residing in Arizona, you will have the flexibility to work remotely* as you take on some tough challenges. Must be able to work evenings/overnight, weekends and holidays.

Available schedules include:

  • Friday - Monday: 9:00pm to 7:30am AZ time
  • Friday: 3:00pm to 12:30am, Saturday: 10:00am to 8:30pm, Sunday: 8:00am to 7:30pm, Monday: 3:00pm to 1:30am

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Field inbound calls in a queue from members and providers for purpose of assessment and triage
  • Focus on initial inpatient admission for psychiatric and chemical dependency patients
  • Make patient assessments and determining appropriate levels of care
  • Determine if additional clinical treatment sessions are needed
  • Manage inpatient mental health cases throughout the entire treatment plan
  • Administer benefits
  • Coordinate benefits and transitions between various areas of care
  • Identify ways to add value to treatment plans and consulting with facility staff

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:

  • Independent, Licensed Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage or Family Counseling, or Licensed Ph.D., or an RN with 2+ years of experience in Behavioral Health
  • Independent license must be active and unrestricted in Arizona
  • 2+ years of experience providing direct clinical care in a behavioral health treatment setting with emphasis on assessment, case management, and/or crisis intervention
  • Proficient Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Willing or ability to work one of the available schedules:
    • Friday - Monday: 9:00pm to 7:30am AZ time
    • Friday: 3:00pm to 12:30am, Saturday: 10:00am to 8:30pm, Sunday: 8:00am to 7:30pm, Monday: 3:00pm to 1:30am
  • Ability to work training scheduled for the first 3-4 months: Monday - Friday: 2:00pm to 10:30pm PST
  • Proven dedicated, distraction-free space in home for home office
  • Access to high-speed internet (Fiber Optic, Cable) - satellite internet is not an option
  • Arizona residence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Inpatient experience
  • Dual diagnosis experience with mental health and substance abuse
  • Experience working in an environment that required coordination of benefits and utilization of multiple groups and resources for patient

*All employees working remotely 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.

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.