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Utilization Review Director

Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health & Anaheim Community Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Anaheim, CA posted January 1, 2022.

UR Director conducts a review of patients statistical information related to utilization review, collects data that profiles that appropriateness and quality of patient care and is a resource to the medical staff with regard to case management.



* Ensures timely pre-certification an re-certification of patients medical necessity with review organizations and third party payers.
* Provides immediate notification of denial of certification to business office/administration and attending physicians.
* Protects the confidentiality of the patients record and the hospitals liability when releasing information to third party payers and review organizations.
* Maintains a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.

Education and Licensing:

* Bachelors degree in related healthcare field required.

Masters degree preferred.

Knowledge and Experience:

* Proficient knowledge of and success in dealing with acute and managed care environment in the mental health field.

* Ability to prioritize and work with minimal supervision.

* Highly organized with detail and results orientation.

* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

* Ability to deal with all levels of stress and handle crises situations.

Skills and Abilities:

* Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times.
* Ability to cope well with stress and have a strong sense of compassion.
* Sensitivity to and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
* Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
* Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to work with people with a variety of background and educational levels.
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* Good judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
* Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as well as possessing the skills to lead, influence, and motivate others.

* Ability to work in a fast-paced, expanding organization.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:

* Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.

Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.

* Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.

* Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.

* Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.

* Vision: See details of objects at close range.
* Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.

* Reach forward, up, down, and to the side.

* Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.

* Lift up to five (5) pounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law


Health Insurance

Vision Insurance

Dental Insurance

401k Retirement Plan

Healthcare Spending Account

Dependent Care Spending Account

Life Insurance (Supplemental Life, Term and Universal plans are also available)

Short and Long-Term Disability (with additional buy-opportunities)