Department Name: 7D100:Institute for Biomedical Informatics
The Institute for Biomedical Informatics is seeking a Behavioral Health Specialist. This position will provide clinical oversight and technical assistance to Community Medicaid Providers related to Mental Health (MH) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Policies. This position will serve as the Medicaid Behavioral Health Policy representative with Managed Care Organizations (MCOS) and will collaborate with sister agencies related to MH and SUD initiatives. This position will also be responsible for the overall planning, execution, tracking and documentation of contract project deliverables. The Behavioral Health Specialist will develop and maintain outcomes reporting for the ongoing implementation and evaluation of the program while ensuring that all reporting meets federal guidelines. Additional responsibilities include reviewing legislation related to MH and SUD for the Department for Medicaid Services and assisting with on-going compliance of State Plan and regulatory requirements.
This position will be based in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
5+ years working in a clinical setting with mental health and/or substance use disorders preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.