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Commonwealth Care Alliance Hybrid Registered Nurse (RN) or BH Case Manager - Chicopee/Springfield in Springfield, Massachusetts

Why This Role is Important to Us:

Commonwealth Care Alliance's (CCA) Care Partner is primarily responsible for providing comprehensive care coordination and care management to CCA members from one or more CCA benefit programs.

The Care Partner provides care management, and care coordination to a defined panel of CCA members and is the primary clinical and care management provider for this panel of members. Responsibilities include comprehensive care management, chronic disease management, preventative care and wellness, liaison with other relevant providers around behavioral health and long-term service and support needs, and the provision (with support) of end of life/palliative care, as needed. This role also includes a compendium of care management/care coordination functions encompassing the development and implementation of the member-centered individualized care plan, along with oversight and authorization of appropriate services and supplies.

Supervision Exercised: None

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Facilitate preventative and basic primary care to members, as needed, per CCA standard operating procedures, commonly accepted medical guidelines, and appropriate scope of practice.

  • Provide regularly scheduled telephonic calls to support the management of chronic disease or end of life.

  • Assist the member with understanding their CCA Health Benefit package.

  • Perform annual comprehensive telephonic assessments and coordinate any needed follow up from results.

  • Coordinate a host of benefits such as transportation, community resources, interpreter services, hospice services, and more.

  • Adhere to appropriate and complete documentation practices, including history of present illness, adjustment, or maintenance of an established treatment plan, and consistent follow up of the plan as evidenced in the documentation.

  • Perform episodic urgent medical/ behavioral health telephone calls and facilitates such visits are conducted in-person for applicable members on panel to ensure that timely and appropriate medical care in order to avoid emergency department visit or hospitalization.

  • Liaise with CCA interdisciplinary site team where applicable and IPA clinical teams to ensure comprehensive member needs are consistently met

  • Manage panel-wide and member-specific utilization trends.

  • Liaise with CCA and community-based PCPs/specialists

  • Collaborate with the Transitions of Care Team on all medical and psychiatric admissions to assist in discharge planning.

  • MA / MI only: Reviews approved authorizations to assess appropriate utilization, based on members' needs

  • Actively participate in the evaluation of own performance and progress.

  • Participate in activities and education to maintain and advance competency.

  • Participate in CCA quality improvement efforts.

  • Provide services via telehealth technologies (video, chat, etc.) for clinically appropriate clinical care and care management services.

Working Conditions:

  • Care Partners work remotely. Must have strong internet signal.

  • Must be able to come to the local CCA office and/or provider offices for various meetings as needed

  • May require participation in meetings across multiple states via Zoom or telephone.

What We're Looking For:

Qualifications:

  • RN Associate degree or Diploma in Nursing ORLCSW, LMHC or LICSW Master's Degree required.

  • Must have an active RN license in good standing in Massachusetts; may require multiple state licenses based on product OR Must have an active LCSW, LMHC or LICSW license in good standing in Massachusetts; may require multiple state licenses based on product

  • RN: 2+ years meaningful clinical experience in primary care or care management including telephonic based setting, home health or acute care case management required.

  • BH: LCSW/ /LMFT with 3-5 years 3-5 years meaningful clinical experience in community case management, EAP, telephonic case management or primary care required.

  • Experience with a Medicare Advantage population preferred.

  • Past experience caring for patients/members with complex medical, behavioral health, and social needs strongly preferred.

  • Experience with electronic medical records strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to use SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) Communication

  • Ability to utilize an Electronic Medical Record or other electronic platforms

  • Ability to use on-line training platforms

  • Demonstrated understanding of CCA's Model of Care

  • Demonstrated understanding CCA member benefits

  • Ability to review welcome packets, obtain consent forms and attach them to EMR (Electronic Medical Record)

  • Ability to complete and update a Care Plan that meets CCA requirements

  • MA/MI only : Demonstrated understanding of LTSS

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to use CDSTs when ordering services

  • Ability to create referrals and authorize services within appropriate time frames

  • Ability to complete and lock all required telephone encounters within 48 hours

  • Ability to lead a family/team meeting for the purposes of discharge planning

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to use screening/ assessment tools (e.g., Fall risk assessment, mini cog assessment, nutritional assessment, PHQ 2, PHQ 9,)

  • Ability to conduct Crisis assessments over the phone and deploy assistance as needed

  • Demonstrated ability to locate current guidelines for recommended screening tests and immunizations

  • Demonstrated understanding of Referral to Specialists

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize virtual care platforms

  • Willing to learn and utilize telehealth technologies (video, chat, etc.), when appropriate, for a variety of clinical care and care management services.

Language(s):English required,Bilingual Spanish/Vietnamese preferred

Other Required:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear

  • Occasionally required to walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

  • Use of standard office equipment

EEO is The Law

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Please note employment with CCA is contingent upon acceptable professional references, a background check (including Mass CORI, employment, education, criminal check, and driving record, (if applicable)), an OIG Report and verification of a valid MA/RN license (if applicable). Commonwealth Care Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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