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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Gateway Foundation, Inc.
Physical Address
25480 WEST CEDARCREST LANE, Suite 1500
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Job Description

Requisition Number

Post Date


Code and Title

Lake Villa – Adult




Job Description
As Illinois’ largest provider of substance abuse treatment, joining the team at Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment offers valuable experience with a variety of treatment methods as well as an opportunity to collaborate with skilled experts about a diverse clientele. Gateway welcomes the challenge of constant improvement and is proud to uphold the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval. In addition to a competitive salary, Gateway offers employees health benefits, dental insurance, career advancement, training and development and on-site clinical supervision to individuals pursuing certifications and licensures.

Utilization Management Specialists are responsible for:

  • Obtaining initial and subsequent authorizations of clinical services from insurance and government payors
  • Reviewing clinical records and determining the appropriateness of patient admission, level of care, continued length of stay, and discharge
  • Providing training and support to clinical treatment staff on the insurance authorization process
  • Assisting staff with preparing peer-to-peer reviews and clinical appeals by advising them on presenting case information in accordance with established procedures
  • Preparing regular summary reports and presentations on utilization management data
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Current IL licensure as a Registered Nurse; or Masters’ degree in social work, psychology, mental health or substance abuse counseling and certification (CADC) or licensure (LPC, LSW, LCPC or LCSW) in the state of Illinois required
  • 1+ years of experience with the utilization management process in a healthcare setting
  • This is a full-time position working Monday – Friday, daytime hours

Competitive Compensation and Benefits:

Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance – Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off – Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) – Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs
  • Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets

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