Associate Behavioral Medical Director- St Louis, MO

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your lifes best work.
At OptumHealth, you will perform within an innovative culture that is focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. You will will function within a team that will have impact the recovery oand resilience of our consumers.


We are looking for an Associate Behavioral Medical Director to join our team in St Louis, MO. The Associate Behavioral Medical Director position is responsible for providing oversight and direction of the Utilization Management Program and performing peer reviews as necessary. You will interact directly with Psychiatrists, Prescribers, and other clinical professionals who consult on various processes and programs. It will include roles which manage development and implementation of medical expense initiatives. Advises leadership on improvement opportunities regarding medical expense programs and clinical activities that impact medical expense. Our clinical vision drives the team to improve the quality of care our consumers receive.



Consults with Care Advocate staff


Conducts provider telephonic review and discussion, schedules on-site visits and shares information related to cost effective health care delivery and quailty of care


Conducts Peer Reviews


Conducts appeals


Interfaces with Professional Groups and Network Providers


Actively participate in committees and meetings


Seeking individual who is willing to work as part of a multidisciplinary team as an equal with team members


Provides leadership to and is accountable for the performance of managers and/or senior level professional staff.



Doctorate in Medicine or Osteopathy


Board certified in psychiatry.


Current, unrestricted medical licensure in state of Missouri


5 years post-residency experience required


5 years experience in managing inpatient hospitalized patients


Exposure to managed care highly preferred



Keywords: Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Doctor, Behavioral, Clinical, In-Patient, Missouri.


Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.SM

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

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