Posted on Apr. 9, 2018
Now Hiring! Case Manager
**** Position is located in Eagle Pass, TX ****
Graduate of an accredited college/university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Social Work
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a health care facility or community service agency working with a variety of populations (mentally ill, disabled, substance users, etc.)
Current license in good standing from the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners or from the Texas Board of Social Workers
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in management or supervision preferred
Certification in Case Management preferred
Knowledge of Kickapoo culture and/or language preferred but not required
Native American preference is observed
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for assessing client needs, planning care, coordinating and facilitating the plan, evaluating and re-evaluating the actions required to meet the client's health and human services’ needs. Assesses resources and negotiates the most cost effective options available. Provides clients and their families with advocacy support, accurate information, potential referral services and proper treatment plans. Acts as the liaison between patients, physicians, and other health care or social service agencies. Collaborates with a team of health care and human services staff to make large-scale decisions. Establishes case management policies and procedures for the Case Management Program in accordance to standards and licensing regulations.
Responsible for following the case management process including but not limited to:
Providing assessments of clients, including clinical and psychosocial, and identifying and addressing client risk factors and/or obstacles to care
Identifying client needs and coordinating services needed in areas such as long term care, mental health, detoxification programs, substance abuse, anger management, parenting classes, life skills training, etc.
Developing a client focused case management plan with short and long term goals; empowering clients to become involved in their own planning and goal setting
Evaluating and adjusting case management plans as needed
Referring clients to appropriate community resources to assist in meeting their needs such as recovery from physical illness or disability or access to services such as legal aid, housing, job placement or education
Responsible for processing referrals accurately and in a timely manner. Communicates with the primary care provider/health care team or other human service agency regarding outcome of referrals and/or need for further treatment
Conducting home visits on high risk patients as necessary to determine patient needs and identifying any limitations, barriers or safety issues that might impede recovery: assisting with long range planning, including advance care planning and directives, and overall care opportunities
Assisting clients in obtaining nutritional assistance, financial assistance, or health care assistance through local, state, federal and/or Native American programs
Providing client education regarding community resources and support, advance directives, coping with loss and change, goals of treatment and intended outcomes
Ensuring adequate medical equipment, supplies, medications and pharmaceutical supplies are available for treatment.
Counseling client and/or family members to help prevent crisis or assist in overcoming dependencies and recover from illness and/or adjust to life.
Recording activities, referrals and other interventions in the EHR in an accurate and timely manner. Documenting patient progress through the continuum of care. Maintaining client files to include conversations, progress towards goal achievement and documentation of any incidents
Ensuring that services support quality care, communication, education, financial and tribal components.
Participating in Crisis Intervention/Prevention training and other trainings deemed necessary to the position
Serving as an advocate for the client within the health care system, as well as with outside agencies, insurance companies and other payers
Responsible for the overall management of a team approach with other disciplines to provide quality care
Maintaining professional knowledge and proficiency through continuing education, in-services and workshops.
Participating in other assigned duties as designated by the Clinic Manager to include, but not limited to participation on designated committees.
Employee must maintain confidentiality, security and integrity of patient data (PHI) and information according to privacy regulations, including HIPAA
Employee assures age and culturally appropriate, holistic patient care based on mission, standards and policies; adheres to standards of relevant regulatory agencies
Employee participates in Clinic performance improvement activities to measure, assess and improve the quality of patient care
Employee must consistently be courteous to patients, staff and visitors.
Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to Kickapoo traditions, religious beliefs and way of life
The employee will regularly work in a lighted, ventilated and temperature controlled indoor environment.
Employee may work in a clinical setting from time to time with some exposure to communicable diseases; employee is expected to adhere to safety standards, including appropriate vaccinations, to mitigate risk of exposure.
The work environment can occasionally be stressful.
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday
Flexibility: The employee may need to work nights, weekends, holidays and/or extended hours if required.
Traveling may be necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.
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