Utilization Review Social Worker

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date Posted: 11-01-2018
CareNational
Utilization Review Social Worker - Behavioral Health Managed Care​
Phoenix, AZ
 
*** This is a Full-Time, Benefits Available, CONTRACT opportunity, expected to last several months, or longer! ***
 
Utilization Review Specialist Job Summary: 
  • The Utilization Review Specialist is primarily a provider facing role, although it does involve some member activities such as collecting information and using clinical expertise to ensure members are directed to the appropriate level of care.
  • Responsible for managing psychiatric and substance abuse or substance abuse disorder facility-based and outpatient professional treatment health benefits through telephonic or written review.
  • Uses appropriate screening criteria, knowledge and clinical judgment to assess member needs to ensure access to medically necessary, quality behavioral healthcare in a cost effective setting in accordance with UM Clinical Guidelines and contract.
  • Refers cases to Peer Reviewers as appropriate.
  • Performs psychiatric and substance abuse or substance abuse disorder assessment, coordination, implementation, case planning, monitoring, and evaluating to promote quality member outcomes, to optimize member health benefits, and to promote effective use of health benefits and community resources. 
Utilization Review Specialist Background:
  • Requires a valid, unrestricted state as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W).
  • Mental Health Professional required as defined by State: Master degree in social work, behavioral health or related field, and 2 additional year’s documented and supervised experience.
  • Around 3+ years of acute care clinical social work experience, can be inpatient or outpatient.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in utilization management / utilization review with a broad range of experience with complex psychiatric/substance abuse cases preferred.
  • Intermediate computer literacy (MS Office) and typing skills are necessary.
 
 
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MIKE VEGA
SEARCH CONSULTANT
CareNational
mike@carenational.com
480.264.0620 (CALL – TEXT – FAX)
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