Only applicants willing to conduct home visits in Monmouth county will be considered.
Utilizes advanced clinical judgment and critical thinking skills to facilitate appropriate member physical health and behavioral healthcare through assessment and care planning, direct provider coordination/collaboration, and coordination of psychosocial wraparound services to promote effective utilization of available resources and optimal, cost-effective outcomes.
Assessment of Members:
Through the use of clinical tools and information/data review, conducts comprehensive assessments of referred members needs/eligibility & determines approach to case resolution and/or meeting needs by evaluating members benefit plan and available internal and external programs/services.
Applies clinical judgment to the incorporation of strategies designed to reduce risk factors and address complex clinical indicators which impact care planning and resolution of member issues.
Using advanced clinical skills, performs crisis intervention with members experiencing a behavioral health or medical crisis and refers them to the appropriate clinical providers for thorough assessment & treatment, as clinically indicated.
Provides crisis follow up to members to help ensure they are receiving the appropriate treatment/services.
Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care:
Application and/or interpretation of applicable criteria and clinical guidelines, standardized case management plans, policies, procedures, & regulatory standards while assessing benefits and/or members needs to ensure appropriate administration of benefits
Using holistic approach consults with supervisors, Medical Directors and/or other programs to overcome barriers to meeting goals and objectives; presents cases at case conferences to obtain multidisciplinary view in order to achieve optimal outcomes
Identifies and escalates quality of care issues through established channels
Ability to speak to medical and behavioral health professionals to influence appropriate member care.
Utilizes influencing/motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement and promotes lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimum level of health
Provides coaching, information and support to empower the member to make ongoing independent medical and/or healthy lifestyle choices.
Helps member actively and knowledgably participate with their provider in healthcare decision-making
Analyzes all utilization, self-report and clinical data available to consolidate information and begin to identify comprehensive member needs.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Care:
In collaboration with the member and their care team develops and monitors established plans of care to meet the members goals
Utilizes case management & quality management processes in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines & company policies & procedures.
Background/ Experience Desired:
3-5 years of direct clinical practice experience post master's degree, e.g., hospital setting or alternative care setting such as ambulatory care or outpatient clinic/facility
Case management and discharge planning experience preferred
Managed care/utilization review experience preferred
Crisis intervention skills preferred
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Master's degree.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in state of NJ; active and in good standing required.
Additional Job Information:
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