Aetna Behavioral Health Clinical Case Manager (LISW) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Req ID: 56021BR

This role is office based in Cincinnati, OH. Following successful training, work at home will be considered.

25-50% of travel is required.

POSITION SUMMARY

Utilizes advanced clinical judgment and critical thinking skills to facilitate appropriate physical and behavioral health members that reside in nursing facilities through assessment and member-centered care planning, direct provider coordination/collaboration, and coordination of services to promote effective utilization of available resources, optimal member functioning, and cost-effective outcomes

Fundamental Components include but are not limited to:

Assessment of members:

-Through the use of clinical tools and review of member specific health information/data, conducts comprehensive assessments of referred members needs/eligibility and, in collaboration with the members care team, determines an approach to resolving member issues and/or meeting needs by evaluating the members benefit plan and available internal and external programs/services and resources.

  • Applies clinical judgment to the incorporation of strategies designed to reduce risk factors and barriers and address complex clinical indicators which impact care planning and resolution of member issues.

  • Using advanced clinical skills, performs crisis intervention with members experiencing behavioral health or medical crisis and refers them to the appropriate clinical and service 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 care management plans, policies, procedures, and regulatory standards while assessing benefits and/or members needs to ensure appropriate administration of benefits.

  • Using a holistic approach consults with clinical colleagues, supervisors, Medical Directors and/or other programs to overcome barriers to meeting goals and objectives. Presents cases at case rounds/conferences to obtain a multidisciplinary perspective and recommendations 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 knowledgably 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.

  • Utilize clinical judgement

    BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE

    An LISW is required

    3-5 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 required

    Case management and discharge planning experience preferred

    Managed care/utilization review experience preferred

    Crisis intervention skills preferred

    Behavioral Health background preferred

    EDUCATION

    The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Associate's degree or equivalent experience.

    LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

    Nursing/Certified Case Manager (CCM) is desired

    Mental Health/Licensed Independent Social Worker is required

    FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

    Functional - Nursing/Home Health Care Ambulatory Nursing/1-3 Years

    Functional - Nursing/Case Management/1-3 Years

    Functional - Nursing/Mental Health/1-3 Years

    TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

    Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1-3 Years/

    Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1-3 Years/

    Telework Specifications:

    Full-Time Telework (WAH); First 90 days in office

    ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

    Certification in Case Management (CCM) preferred

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Health Care

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