Aetna Utilization Management Clinician - Behavioral Health in Fresno, California

Req ID: 55363BR

This is a fulltime telework opportunity considered for candidates across the country.


This position is for a Utilization Management Clinician -BH, on the Autism Care Team. That individual will perform utilization management, precert as well as concurrent review within the Autism Care team for members receiving Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment/services for Autism. An active RN or Behavioral Health license to practice in the state in which you live is required.

Fundamental Components:

Applies critical thinking and is knowledgeable of evidence-based treatment and clinical practice guidelines for Behavioral Health, specific to ABA. The majority of time is spent at a desk and on the telephone reviewing precertification/concurrent cases with the treating provider using specific criteria and making decisions to authorize additional services for our members or refer to a physician for a determination. Collaborates with providers/facilities to ensure appropriate planning to meet member needs.


3+ years of direct clinical practice experience post masters degree, e.g., hospital setting or alternative care setting such as ambulatory care or outpatient clinic/facility required

Position requires proficiency with computer skills which includes navigating multiple systems and keyboarding

Sedentary work involving periods of sitting, talking, listening. Work requires sitting for extended periods, talking on the telephone and typing into the computer

Autism/ABA experience preferred

Managed care/utilization review experience preferred

Crisis intervention skills preferred


The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Master's degree OR Bachelor's degree for RN candidates


-Active unrestricted RN Licensure required


-Active Behavioral/Mental Health Licensure required (such as LPC, LCSW, LMFT)


Functional - Clinical / Medical/Direct patient care (hospital, private practice)/1+ Years

Functional - Clinical / Medical/Concurrent review / discharge planning/1+ Years

FunctionalExperience/FunctionalFocus/1+ Years

Functional - Clinical / Medical/Precertification/1+ Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1+ Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1+ Years/End User

Technical - Operating Systems/Windows/1+ Years/End User


Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Understanding Clinical Impacts/FOUNDATION

General Business/Consulting for Solutions/ADVANCED


Benefits Management/Maximizing Healthcare Quality/FOUNDATION

General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION

Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

Full-Time Telework (WAH)


This is an opportunity to be part of a high performing dynamic team while enjoying the flexibility of working from home.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Health Care

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.