Aetna Clinical Care Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Req ID: 39206BR
office based position in Chicago- will manage caseload in South Chicago
LTSS Clinical Care Manager 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.
Assessment of Members:
Through the use of clinical tools and information/data review, conducts comprehensive assessments of referred members needs/eligibility and determines approach to case resolution and/or meeting needs by evaluating members 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 members needs to ensure appropriate administration of benefits
Using holistic approach consults with supervisors, Medical Directors and 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
-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.
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 members goals
-Utilizes case management and quality management processes in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines and company policies and procedures.
3-5 years clinical practice experience, e.g., hospital setting, alternative care setting such as home health or ambulatory care required.
Case management and discharge planning experience preferred
Managed Care experience preferred
Crisis intervention skills preferred
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Master's degree.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Nursing/Registered Nurse is desired
Mental Health/Licensed Clinical Social Worker is desired
Telework an option with proven performance over time.
Candidate requires a license in the state of Illinois, including LCSW, RN, LCPC.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Potential work at home opportunity
Wellness program opportunities
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Job Function: Health Care