Care Management is a service model whereby all of 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 needs to assure that they receive everything necessary to prevent hospitalizations, stay healthy, and maintain stability.
The Care Manager is ultimately responsible for the overall provision 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 relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Obtains required Care Management enrollment consents from the individual or legal guardian
- Completes initial and ongoing 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 is able to:
- Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services including as per their acuity level.
- Support adherence to treatment recommendations
- 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”):
- 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 (EHRs) 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, immunization, 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/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care
Qualifications & Experience :
- Bachelors in Social Work or related field with two years of relevant experience
- Relevant expertise and experience in serving children and families in child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, healthcare and/or other systems as well as those receiving preventive services
- Care Managers serving extremely high need enrollees will be required to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of such children and families as evidenced by additional years of experience, education, or training
- Care Managers assigned to children who have medical fragility must have extensive experience in coordinating their care
- Experience providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services
Who We Are: Founded as sister orphanages in 1894 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Mary’s of the Angels Home in Syosset and Angel Guardian Home in Brooklyn, MercyFirst today offers an integrated continuum of care for children in need, from birth through adolescence, including children who have been abused and neglected; youth with serious emotional problems; teenagers and young adults who are without family; and families coping with the stress and pressures of poverty, domestic violence, mental illness, and substance abuse.
Our Mission:MercyFirst, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, inspires hope and promotes healing for children and families by providing quality human services and educational opportunities while advocating for social change.
What We Offer: We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, long term disability, and education reimbursements.We also offer paid time off of 4 weeks’ vacation, 4 personal days, 6 sick days, and 12 holidays.
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