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Case Management Associate

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Universal Health Services Springfield , IL 62701

Posted 4 months ago

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies in the United States. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion.

Our operating philosophy is to build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers.

Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center is a Joint Commission approved and state licensed facility for 88 beds, which includes pediatric units, adolescent girls, adolescent boys, and MISA (Mental Illness Substance Abuse) unit. We are committed to providing youth with compassionate treatment that encourages self-responsibility and personal growth.

Lincoln Prairie provides treatment to children and adolescents (ages 3-17) that present with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Lincoln Prairie offers an array of outpatient programs. We provide educational programs, enhanced Occupational Therapy services, Recreational Therapy, Art and Music Therapy, while utilizing a holistic treatment approach.

We are seeking a Case Management Associate to support Lincoln Prairie's mission. This position serves as provider of services that promote coordinated, effective treatment by facilitating the communication exchange between referral source, schools, and payer with the physician/treatment team, and inpatient educators, and managing timely transitions through the phases of care.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Collaborates with staff of alternate levels of care to facilitate effective patient care.

  • Facilitates problem-solving throughout patient stay regarding any barriers to patient progress and timely discharge.

  • Coordinates family and external customer participation in treatment planning, and facilitates treatment team reviews.

  • Provides follow-up/liaison with referral sources and aftercare providers as needed.

  • Networks with other agencies for effective discharge planning as needed.

  • Communicates all discharge planning or treatment issues with members of the treatment team.

  • Documents all patient contacts in the medical record within 24 hours of service.

  • Assists in obtaining authorizations for release of information for receiving agencies to ensure continuity of care by discharge as needed.

Position Pay: Hours/pay will fluctuate as this is a "Fee-for-Service" position (An hourly wage or fee is provided "per staffing meeting" held each day.

Some weeks may result in a full 40 hour work week, while others may not. All hours are scheduled between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm, but will vary depending upon the number of staffings per a given day). Due to variance in hours, this position is not benefits-eligible. Qualified candidates may have the opportunity to supplement hours when there are less staffings by working PRN in other areas of Therapy.

Education: Bachelor degree in a social service or related field required.

Experience: Experience in case management and/or discharge planning preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Successful completion of CPR certification within 90 days of employment.

Knowledge of external review organizations (i.e. managed care, Medicare, Medicaid, state gate keeper for Medicaid). Knowledge of patient rights, advanced directives, child abuse laws, and emergency detention.

Knowledge of complex patient care planning. Knowledge of payer resources and financial planning. Effective oral and written communication skills.

Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines. Must be a self-starter and goal/results-oriented. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.

Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills.

Strong customer service skills to external and internal customers. Ability to adhere to safety policies and code procedures react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures. Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Push, pull and lift up to 50 pounds. Intermittent standing, walking, reaching, bending and stooping. Sedentary work with occasional lifting required.

Ability to use computer, printer, phone, and office supplies. Typing/keying and mouse use. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

Environmental Conditions: Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior.

Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste. General hospital environment.

This opportunity offers the following (eligibility may vary based on employment status):

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment

  • Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries

  • Competitive Compensation

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails.

All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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Case Management Associate

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Universal Health Services