Anthem, Inc. Behavioral Health Care Manager II in Albany, New York
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Be part of an extraordinary team:
We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?
Beacon offers superior clinical mental health and substance use disorder management, a comprehensive employee assistance program, work/life support, specialty programs for autism and depression, and insightful analytics to improve the delivery of care. Beacon Health Options is a proud member of the Anthem Inc family of companies.
Build the Possibilities. Make an extraordinary impact:
The Behavioral Health Care Manager II (UM) is responsible for clinically managing psychiatric and substance use disorder health facility benefits through telephonic or written review.
How you will make an impact:
Primary duties may include but are not limited to: • 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 use 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. • Will serve as a resource to other BH Care Managers. • Assists with more complex cases and may participate in inter and intradepartmental teams projects and initiatives.
Minimum Requirements • Requires MA/MS in social work counseling or a related behavioral health field or a degree in nursing, and minimum of 3 years of experience with facility-based and/or outpatient psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background. • Current active unrestricted license such as RN, LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, LPC, LMFT or Clinical Psychologist to practice as a health professional within the scope of licensure in the State of New York required. • Must be willing to work 8:30am-5pm EST Monday-Friday • Previous experience in case management/utilization management with a broad range of experience with complex psychiatric/substance abuse cases required. • Position is remote; must reside within reasonable distance to an Anthem office.
Preferred Qualifications • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving skills, facilitation skills, and analytical skills. • Previous experience working as an inpatient intake/utilization reviewer or conducting crisis assessments. • Prior managed care experience preferred. • Strong typing and computer skills.
We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.
The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Anthem approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.
Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. Anthem is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact email@example.com for assistance.