Behavioral Health Utilization Specialist (29961)

Palmer Group
Job Description

Are you looking for an avenue to meet a need by utilizing your behavioral health experience? Our West Des Moines client is seeking licensed professionals for multiple direct hire openings in an expanding environment. Palmer Group is looking for those with social work with either licensure in LISW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, or behavioral health background and an active RN license. Connect with Emily today to see if this is your next move.


  • Authorize, direct and monitor care for mental health and substance abuse problems based upon clinical information for appropriate levels of care
  • Ensure compliance standards are met with all performance measures
  • Interact with appropriate staff and departments for discharge planning
  • Direct and coordinate follow-up to ensure care and HEDIS standards are met
  • Compile and administer daily reports
  • Participate in quality improvement activities and procedures
  • Verify eligibility of benefits


  • Licensed professional with LISW, LCSW, LMFT or LMHC or RN with strong experience in behavioral health
  • 3+ years’ experience in behavioral health within psychiatric and/or substance abuse healthcare settings
  • Working knowledge of utilization review procedures highly preferred

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday 

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