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Behavioral Health Manager Job

Full Job Title: Mgr, Behavioral Health

Job Number: 1705920

Location: Cypress, CA

Date Posted: 12-6-2017

This position is forEasy Choice Health Plan Cypress, CA, a WellCare Healthplans, Inc. company.

Oversees the day-to-day operations of behavioral case management as it relates to the psychosocial, socioeconomic needs and services of select member populations across the continuum of care. Ensures team is compliant with all Model of Care regulatory requirements and produces optimal clinical, socioeconomic, psychosocial and resource outcomes. Ensures the inpatient and outpatient case management process of assessing, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluating services and outcomes is pursued to maximize the health of the member with high acuity psychosocial needs and/or behavioral health conditions.

Department: CA – Health Services

Location: 10803 Hope Street, Suite B, Cypress, CA 90630

Job Type: Salary/Exempt

Essential Functions:

  • Works directly with staff and members to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate services and outcomes to maximize the health of the member. Implements utilization and/or case management workflows and policies and procedures for integrated behavioral health programs.
  • Proactively monitors appropriate metrics to drive efficiency.
  • Provides leadership and support to front-line staff and supervisors of behavioral health services in the assigned market(s) or state.
  • Provides recommendations and support to behavioral health leadership for future expansion and growth efforts.
  • Serves as an instrumental partner in monitoring and tracking key performance indicators to include identification of over/under utilization and/or case management patterns and/or deviation from expected results for assigned market(s) or state.
  • Assists with development of clinically-focused training associated with behavioral health assessment, care plan development and behavioral health services in the market(s) or state.
  • Performs audits of assessments, case plans and service notes to verify cases are properly established and that member coordination activates are occurring and appropriately documented.
  • Interacts continuously with member, family, physician(s), and other providers utilizing clinical knowledge and expertise to determine medical history, mental health history and current status. Assesses the options for care including use of benefits and community resources to update the care plan and coordinate services.
  • Act as a liaison and member advocate between the member/family, physician and facilities/agencies.
  • Provides training and guidance to new and current behavioral health associates regarding policy and procedure, systemic tools, workload and care plan development.
  • Ensures regulatory requirements and accreditation standards are applied to all activity and reporting.
  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations as well as Corporate guidelines in day-to-day activities.
  • Function as subject matter expert for behavioral health processes, mental health services and psychosocial programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Candidate Education:
  • Required A Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Rehabilitation, or other relevant field that provides a foundation to receive a license as required of the position
Candidate Experience:
  • Required 5 years of experience in behavioral health management and/or acute behavioral health care setting focusing on outpatient/inpatient utilization, case management and discharge planning
  • Required 1 year experience in leading/supervising others
  • Required 3 years of experience in a managed care environment (as a licensed mental health professional )
  • Required Experience working with the needs of vulnerable populations who have chronic or complex bio-psychosocial needs
Candidate Skills:
  • Advanced Ability to create, review and interpret treatment plans
  • Advanced Knowledge of healthcare delivery
  • Intermediate Ability to communicate and make recommendations to upper management
  • Intermediate Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, members, and providers
  • Intermediate Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers and management
  • Intermediate Ability to identify basic problems and procedural irregularities, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Intermediate Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Intermediate Ability to multi-task
  • Intermediate Ability to lead/manage others
  • Intermediate Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Intermediate Knowledge of community, state and federal laws and resources
  • Intermediate Demonstrated written communication skills
  • Intermediate Demonstrated customer service skills

Licenses and Certifications:
A license in one of the following is required:

  • Required Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Required Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)
  • Required Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist (LCMFT)
  • Required Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • Required Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)
Technical Skills:
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Word
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Excel
  • Required Intermediate Healthcare Management Systems (Generic)
  • Required Intermediate Microsoft Outlook


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