Case Manager-Behavioral Health-PRN
Job Summary:Provides screening, assessment, planning, problem resolution, resource management, mental health services, counseling and crisis management as they relate to the health care and discharge planning needs of the patient/family. Manages and collaborates in discharge planning for patients with simple
and complex needs and coordinates with agencies providing post hospital care. Functions effectively as an interdisciplinary health care team member collaborating with other health care professionals in assessing patient/family needs and developing a comprehensive plan of care, ultimately coordinating
and facilitating resolution of patient needs. Services are provided in accordance with acceptable standards of professional practice and policies and procedures of Mary Washington Hospital and Stafford Hospital
in a manner which is consistent with the Mary Washington Healthcare Mission, Vision, and Values. The Case Manager, Mental Health will demonstrate a commitment of quality service to our patients, the community, and our co-workers.Essential Functions & Responsibilities:Screens patients using high risk indicators, including, but not limited to: frequent hospitalization support systems, homelessness, abuse, neglect, exploitation, and domestic violence.Assesses for immediate discharge planning needs and develops and coordinates a discharge plan as determined by the patient's medical condition, level of independence, functional capacity, family/social support systems, and financial resources.Assesses for long term and/or future patient care needs by identifying probable changes in level of independence or functional capacity in collaboration with patient/family and the interdisciplinary care team. Provides information and education on community resources to empower patient/family decision making.Communicates the discharge plan to patient/family and the interdisciplinary care team by timely documentation in the medical record (Midas & Ecin), active participation in discharge planning rounds, and/or verbal dialogue as appropriate. Collaborates with patient/family to develop the discharge plan.Ensures documentation conforms to the hospital and departmental policies and procedures, including, but not limited to: screening, initial discharge plan, daily status updates, and when changes in the discharge plan occur.Documents assessment and overall discharge plan in Midas reflecting critical thinking regarding patient needs and a safe discharge plan.Assumes leadership role in facilitating meetings and comprehensive care planning with patient and interdisciplinary team when necessary.Assures key regulatory requirements are met and are defined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, Virginia Health Quality Center (VHQC), and Joint Commission.Completes mental health and substance abuse evaluations, eliciting clinically relevant information during assessment process with focus on determining suicide
risk, level of acuity, and clinical diagnostic impression.Develops appropriate and medical necessary psychiatric dispositions for patients based on clinical assessment and judgment; providing feedback to Emergency Department physicians and attending physicians.Responds to crisis calls utilizing established crisis intervention process.Coordinates admissions to Snowden at Fredericksburg's Inpatient and Outpatient Programs, other hospitals, and community providers, communicating with clinical staff, physicians, referral sources, and insurers/managed care companies.Prepares for daily case review.Leads discharge planning rounds.Attends unit/service line rounds.Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications:Master's degree in Human Services/Mental Health or other behavioral science discipline required.CPR (AHA Healthcare Provider) required at time of hire; CPI certification required within 60 daysExperience interacting with psychiatric and/or substance abusing patients in various stages of illness.Minimum of two years experience in conducting assessments and evaluations preferred.Certification or licensure in specialty preferred.Must have a working knowledge of developmental issues across the life span, with a depth of knowledge of normal and abnormal development of children, adolescents, and adults.Working knowledge of reimbursement and managed health care systems preferred.