UnitedHealth Group
November 30, 2021
Bethesda, MD
Job Type
Work Setting
Remote / Home-based, In-office


We are currently seeking a Per Diem Behavioral Health Physician Reviewer. This individual will serve as a behavioral health professional to evaluate and provide a clear, comprehensive and concise review of VA Compensation and Pension Behavioral Health Disability claims. Serve as a point of contact and resource for the Veteran Services Department and communicate with internal and external entities. Provide Practitioner education. Perform internal Behavioral Health Opinion only requests as required by applicable contracts.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you a clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Licensed MD or DO, Accredited Board Certified / Board Eligible (BC / BE)
  • Current and unrestricted state license or the ability to obtain licensure in the state where the employee’s work will be performed. This may include a compact license (Interstate Medical Licensure Compact) as long as it complies with that state’s existing Medical Practice Act
  • 2+ years of active clinical practice experience in a Department of Veterans Affairs Behavioral Health environment
  • Experience with Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Knowledge and prior performance of VA Compensation and Pension Examinations disability evaluations with knowledge of VA quality and timeliness measures
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office 
  • If you need to enter a worksite for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system), or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified VA Compensation and Pension Examiner
  • Military experience
  • Military and/or veteran healthcare experience
  • Ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy as well as the ability to demonstrate organizational skills and multi-tasking
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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