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The Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW) is a field-based position that requires routine travel 80-90% of the time; use of a personal vehicle when traveling in the field. Must have active and valid KY driver's license, reliable transportation and vehicle insurance.
This position 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. Candidate may reside in any of the 9 regions: Jefferson, Two Rivers, SRT, Northern Bluegrass, Northeastern, Southern Bluegrass, Cumberland, The Lakes, or Eastern Mountain.
Assessment of Members:
Through the use of clinical tools and information/data review, conducts comprehensive assessments of referred member’s needs/eligibility and determines approach to case resolution and/or meeting needs by evaluating member’s 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 and 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, and regulatory standards while assessing benefits and/or member’s 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 knowledgeably 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 member’s goals
Utilizes case management and quality management processes in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines and company policies and procedures.
3 or more years of direct clinical practice experience post-masters degree, e.g., hospital setting or alternative care setting such as ambulatory care or outpatient clinic/facility
Experience or detailed knowledge of the Foster Care and juvenile justice systems, Adoption Assistance, the delivery of Behavior Health Services, Trauma-informed Care, ACEs, Crisis Intervention Services, and evidence-based practices applicable to the Kentucky SKY populations is required
Experience in assessment and development of person-centered care plans is required
Minimum of a Master's degree in Social Work/Behavioral/Mental Health field
Unencumbered Behavioral Health clinical license in KY is required (LCSW, LPCC, LMFT)
Computer literacy and demonstrated proficiency is required in order to navigate through internal/external computer systems, and MS Office Suite applications, including Word and Excel
Managed care/utilization review experience preferred
Case management and discharge planning experience preferred
Additional Job Information
KY SKY expansion. Hiring Manager is Cathy Jones. Please confirm all posting content with hiring manager. Post internal and external. Target start date September 2020. Target salary $68K. Paid advertising requests must be sent to Barb Clopton for approval. SKY Finalists/offers reviewed by Barb Clopton. Dept/cc to change prior to job offer, do not process offer with the dept/cc listed on this requisition.
Percent of Travel Required
75 - 100%
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