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Linda A. Scaturro, LMSW 300 Prospect Avenue * Sea Cliff, NY 11579 * Cell (516) 903-9750 ls1380adc@westpost.

net PROFILE Professional Social Worker/Director of Utilization Review with experienc e in caseload management, claims coordination, and HMO contract negotiations seeks a Social Work position offering professional growth. EDUCATION ADELPHI UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK Master of Social Work (May 2002) Student Liaison, NYS Society of Clinical Soc ial Workers ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY Bachelor of Arts, English Literature (1978) CERTIFICATIONS NY State Certified Social Worker (2003) LCSW in process. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CORNERSTONE OF MEDICAL ARTS CENTER, Fresh Meadows, NY 2009-2010 Director, Utilization Review Department Hired to fill a new multitask position in utilization review, clinical services, and marketing at a substance abuse clinic with supervision of a staff of Menta l Health Assistants. * Scheduled and supervised a staff of Mental Health Assistants * Participated in weekly meetings with physicians and interdisciplinary teams as well as monthly meetings with CEO and CFO to recommend changes and improvements * Led weekly needs assessment meetings with MHA staff and direct supervisor * Performed daily intake assessments and generated spreadsheet reports for manag ement Achievements: * Successfully renegotiated 2 significant contracts with UBH and GHI * Doubled departmental census through successful marketing activities within 1 y ear * Reorganized and streamlined departmental intake flow and administrative operat ions * Maximized intake census through effective clinical presentations with insurers * Increased detox and rehab reimbursements working with a team of MDs and RNs ACI DRUG REHABILITATION CENTER, New York, NY 2007-2009 Managed Care Coordinator, Utilization Review Dept. * Prepared clinical assessments to obtain insurance precertification and authori zations * Managed a personal caseload of 35-40 substance abuse patients with diverse dia gnoses * Reviewed patient updates to determine appropriate level of care and length of stay * Performed Aftercare and Discharge Planning working with assigned Case Managers JACOB GUNTER & MARTIN AVENUE E.S., NORTH BELLMORE U.F.S.D. 2004-2007 C.S.W./Prevention Specialist, Grades 3-5 (p/t, 10/04-3/07) * Worked cooperatively with faculty and administrators in a multi-faceted compre hensive program focusing on prevention of violence, alcohol, tobacco and substan ce abuse * Prepared lesson plans for early intervention for both at-risk and mainstream s tudents * Empowered students to find creative ways to settle conflicts via competence/re

sponsibility * Co-Leader of Parenting Workshops and Leader of S.A.D.D. PROFESSIONAL Assoc. of School-Based Prevention, Intervention, Resource/Education Prof. (ASPIRE) (04-pres.) ACTIVITIES Conversational Spanish Course, Nassau Tract Teacher Center (March 200 5) REFERENCES Available upon request