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Care Manager

Company: Leake & Watts Services Inc
Location: Bronx
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

Care Management is a service model whereby all an individual's caregivers communicate and interface so that the patient's needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner. This is done primarily through a "care manager" who oversees and provides access to all of the services an individual need to assure that they received everything necessary to prevent hospitalizations, stay healthy, and maintain stability.

The Care Manager is ultimately responsible for the overall provisions and coordination of services to assigned caseload. The Care Manager guides program enrollees and their caretakers (legal guardians) through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationship with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.

Responsibilities

* Obtains required Care Management enrollment consent from the individual or legal guardian.
* Completes initial and on-going needs assessments (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths: CANS) to determine the individual's most appropriate level of care management.
* Responsible for the overall management of the patient's Individualized Plan of Care. Through the creation of an Individual Plan of Care the Care Manager can:

A. Coordinate the enrollee's provision of services including as per their acuity level.B. Support adherence to treatment recommendations

C. Monitor and evaluate a patient's needs, including prevention, wellness, medical, mental health, care transitions, and social and community services where appropriate.

* Meets client contact requirements (keeping in mind that caseloads may be "blended"):

A. Care Managers serving children will be required to have some face-face visits on a consistent schedule as per the mandates of their acuity level (high, medium, or low)

* Meets Care Management documentation requirements in a timely and accurate manner by effectively utilizing designated Care Management Portal (Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal: MAPP) and Electronic Health Records (EHR's) as needed
* Functions as an advocate for clients within the agency and with external service providers Promotes wellness and prevention by linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences Educate the child/caregiver on care of chronic conditions, immunizations, screening and other preventive interventions Help clients obtain and maintain public benefits necessary to gain health care services, including Medicaid and cash assistance eligibility, Social Security, SNAP, housing, legal services, employment and training supports, and others.
* Effectively communicates and shares information with the individual and their families and other caregivers with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences. Conducts care planning meetings/conference and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services In the even to hospital admissions, actively engages in the discharge planning process ensuring that the patient has all recommended post discharge services in place prior to discharge Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position Ensure that child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment guidelines. All other duties, as needed, to meet CCFHH regulations/guidelines and Rising Ground policies.

Qualifications

Education and/or credential requirements are determined by children's acuity level by one of more of the following:

* Associate Degree with two years' experience Bachelor of Arts or Science with two years' experience Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical Nurse with two years' experience A Master's Degree in related field (Licensed Preferred) Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical Nurse with two years' experience A Master's Degree in related field (License preferred)

Keywords: Leake & Watts Services Inc, New Rochelle , Care Manager, Executive , Bronx, New York

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