Aetna UM Clinician - BH in Menlo Park, California

Req ID: 45371BR

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is for a utilization management clinician. That individual will perform utilization management, precert as well as concurrent review within the Autism Care team for members receiving ABA treatment/services.

Fundamental Components:

Applies critical thinking and is knowledgeable of evidence-based treatment and clinical practice guidelines for Behavioral Health, specific to ABA. The majority of time is spent at a desk and on the telephone reviewing concurrent cases with the treating provider using specific criteria and making decisions to authorize additional services for our members or refer to a physician for a determination. Collaborates with providers/facilities to ensure appropriate planning to meet member needs

** Candidate will report into team located in Blue Bell, PA, however the candidate MUST reside in California

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE required:

3-5 years of direct clinical practice experience post masters degree, e.g., hospital setting or setting such as ambulatory care or outpatient clinic/facility Managed care/utilization review experience preferred Crisis intervention skills preferred

EDUCATION

The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Master's degree if in a non nursing profession

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

One of the following CA certifications is required:

Mental Health/Licensed Clinical Social Worker Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN) is desired Mental Health/Licensed Professional Counselor Mental Health/Licensed Psychologist

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Clinical / Medical/Direct patient care (hospital, private practice)/1-3 Years

Functional - Clinical / Medical/Concurrent review / discharge planning/1-3 Years

FunctionalExperience/FunctionalFocus/1-3 Years

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1-3 Years/Power User

REQUIRED SKILLS

Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Understanding Clinical Impacts/FOUNDATION

General Business/Consulting for Solutions/ADVANCED

DESIRED SKILLS

Benefits Management/Maximizing Healthcare Quality/FOUNDATION

General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION

Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/FOUNDATION

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

This is an opportunity to be part of a high performing dynamic team while enjoying the flexibility of working from home.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Health Care