Aetna Better Health of West Virginia is offering a $1,500 sign-on bonus for this position.
ABHWV is looking for talented, service oriented individuals to lead innovation within the new WV Foster Care program. As a Care Manager, you will receive training in an approach to foster care that ensures children can be safe at home with their families surrounded by responsive communities. You will join care teams that design creative and responsive plans for children and families resulting in much shorter lengths of stay, the attainment of goals and children being kept safe and thriving. You will have colleagues who will join you in this work who bring their specific expertise and passion for services that are effective and rewarding. You will enjoy rewarding work that produces positive outcomes based on models of care proven to keep families together while fostering healing.
The Care Management Coordinator utilizes critical thinking and judgment to collaborate and inform the service coordination process, in order to facilitate appropriate healthcare outcomes for members by providing care coordination, support and education for members through the use of service coordination tools and resources.
Routine field-based travel in Eastern WV with personal vehicle is required in the assigned service area.
Fundamental Components: Evaluation of Members: - Through the use of care management tools and information/data review, conducts comprehensive evaluation of referred member’s needs/eligibility and recommends an approach to case resolution and/or meeting needs by evaluating member’s benefit plan and available internal and external programs/services. - Identifies high risk factors and service needs that may impact member outcomes and care planning components with appropriate referral to clinical case management or crisis intervention as appropriate. - Coordinates and implements assigned care plan activities and monitors care plan progress.
Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care: - Using holistic approach consults with case managers, supervisors, Medical Directors and/or other health programs to overcome barriers to meeting goals and objectives; presents cases at case conferences to obtain multidisciplinary review in order to achieve optimal outcomes. - Identifies and escalates quality of care issues through established channels. - Utilizes negotiation skills to secure appropriate options and services necessary to meet the member’s benefits and/or healthcare needs. - Utilizes influencing/ motivational interviewing skills to ensure maximum member engagement and promote 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 knowledgeably participate with their provider in healthcare decision-making.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Care: - Utilizes case management and quality management processes in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines and company policies and procedures.
Background Experience: - Bachelor's degree or non-licensed master level clinician required, with either degree being in Behavioral Health or Human Services preferred (ie. Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling). - 2+ years experience in Behavioral Health, Social Services or appropriate related field equivalent to program focus required. - Familiarity with medical terminology strongly preferred. - Case management and discharge planning experience preferred, - Managed Care experience preferred.
Background and experience strongly desired:
Experience with youth and foster populations.
Crisis intervention skills.
Favorable attitude toward families; comfortable being a change agent for families.
Previous experience traveling and making home visits.
Experience with trauma informed care.
Knowledge of opioid misuse and addiction.
Familiarity with the Family First Prevention Services Act.
Additional Job Information:
Are you ready to join a company that is changing the face of health care across the nation? Aetna Better Health of West Virginia is looking for people like you who value excellence, integrity, caring and innovation. As an employee, you’ll join a team dedicated to improving the lives of our members. Our vision incorporates community-based health care that works. We value diversity. Align your career goals with Aetna Better Health of West Virginia, and we will support you all the way.
Desired Skills: Benefits Management - Interacting with Medical Professionals, General Business - Communicating for Impact, General Business - Consulting for Solutions
Technology Experience: Desktop Tool - Microsoft Outlook, Desktop Tool - Microsoft SharePoint, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Word, Desktop Tool - TE Microsoft Excel
Potential Telework Position: Yes
Percent of Travel Required: 10 - 25%
EEO Statement: Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
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Internal Number: 64909BR
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