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Care Engagement Behavioral Medical Director - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

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. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)

The Care Engagement Behavioral Medical Director has two main areas of responsibility. Clinically, they provide oversight of a multidisciplinary team working to engage complex members in their recovery. They collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to consult on current processes and programs, as well collaborating on innovative project development. As a member of the Care Coordination and Engagement MD Team, the Medical Director uses their innovative and entrepreneurial skills to manage the development and implementation of affordable, evidence-based treatments and regional action planning. They use their communication and change-management skills to advise leadership on health care system improvement opportunities. Care Engagement activities include case consultation, participation in medical-behavioral integration activities, and participation in the development of case management innovation and evolution. Focusing on recovery and resiliency, works to improve the health of members and communities. Our clinical vision drives the team to improve the quality of care our consumers receive.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring delivery of cost-effective quality care that incorporates recovery, resiliency, and person-centered services
  • Coordination with matrixed entities to promote consistent best practice throughout the care continuum, bridging care fragmentation associated with system silos
  • Oversight and management, along with the Clinical Director and Clinical Program Director, of care coordination activities
  • Use their communication, engagement, motivational, and innovative skills to promote operational and clinical integration
  • Keep current regarding Evidence Based Practices and treatment philosophies including those that address Recovery and Resilience
  • Responsible for maintaining the clinical integrity of the program, including timely peer reviews and consultations with providers and other community-based clinicians, including general practitioners
  • Work collaboratively, using change-management skills, to promote timely human-centered care

    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:
    • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy
    • Current license to practice as a physician without restrictions
    • Board certified in Psychiatry, or Medical Specialty with experience and appreciation of patients with behavioral health conditions, including experience with Substance Use Disorders
    • Demonstrated understanding of the clinical application of the principles of engagement, empowerment, rehabilitation, and recovery
    • Proven knowledge of post-acute care planning such as home care, discharge planning, case management, and disease management
    • Computer proficiency, solid data analytic skills, entrepreneurial acumen, and change-management experience
    • 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

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • 3+ years of experience as a practicing psychiatrist post residency
      • Leadership experience in Public/Population Health and/or an MBA
      • Experience working across matrixed organizations to align operational and measurement goals
      • Experience in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

        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.

        Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

        All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

        Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

        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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