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BH Utilization Review Specialist

  2021-05-06     County of Santa Cruz     701 Ocean Street,, Room 510     $7,398 - 9355 month  


  • Review medical records of patients who are under treatment for substance use disorder, emotional or mental illness to ensure proper utilization of treatment resources and quality of care;
  • Review patient records for proper case documentation, and medical necessity of treatment in relation to federal, state and county regulations;
  • Assess continuing treatment plans;
  • Address patient concerns;
  • Advocate for quality patient treatment practices with all Medi-Cal providers

*Effective July 11, 2020, this position has been furloughed by 7.5%.

Would have knowledge of culturally appropriate psychological and social aspects of substance use treatment, mental health and trauma impact.


Possession of a Master's Degree with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Marriage and Family Therapy, Registered Nursing or a closely related science field which has included completion of a university approved internship AND

• The equivalent to one year of experience at the level of Senior Mental Health Client Specialist.

Special Requirements: License, Registration: Possession of a valid and good-standing license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Clinical Psychologist, or Registered Nurse. Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required.

Excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement! The County of Santa Cruz offers work-life balance with its generous benefits package which includes annually leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completed applications.

Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Live, work, and play in beautiful Santa Cruz County!

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