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UHG UnitedHealth Group


Full Time

Associate Behavioral Medical Director - Mississippi (Telecommute)


You're looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? UnitedHealthcare is offering an innovative new standard for care management. We're pushing ourselves and each other to find smarter solutions. The result is a culture of performance that's driving the health care industry forward. As a Medical Director you will use your talents to take our already - exceptional service and innovation to the next level. You will lead a team of world - class professionals who are removing barriers to better health with every new idea. Ready for a new path? Join us and start doing your life's best work. (sm)  

The Associate Behavioral Medical Director, position is responsible for providing oversight to and direction of the Utilization Management Program and performing peer reviews as necessary. This individual 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.  The Director will also advise 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.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Consults with Care Advocate staff
  • Conducts provider telephonic review and discussion, shares information related to cost effective health care delivery and quality 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
  • Works closely with the health plan Medical Director


To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.


  • MD or DO degree
  • Board certified or eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Current, unrestricted medical licensure in state of Mississippi
  • 5 years post-residency experience
  • Exposure to managed care a plus
  • Strong team orientation and contributor to collaborative efforts

**This is a work from home/telecommute opportunity**

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, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Sorry,this is NOT an opportunity for Search Firm recruiters.

Thank you.

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