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Case Manager Behavioral Health

Company: Geisinger
Location: Hughesville
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Case Manager Behavioral Health
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Wellbeing Services
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: Hospital Medicine Division
Date Posted: 03/10/2023
Job ID: R-44871

Job Summary

Serves in an expanded clinical role to collaborate with patients, Primary Care Providers, community agencies, behavioral health, and other health plan departments to provide a model of care to maximize member's health status. Integrates evidence-based clinical guidelines, preventive guidelines, protocols, and other metrics in the development of treatment plans that are patient-centric, promoting quality and efficiency in the delivery of healthcare for the Medicaid, Medicare and Commercial populations.

Job Duties

--- Completes structured clinical assessments for identified patients.
--- This requires knowledge of medical terminology, diagnostic criteria, and chart review.
--- Designs an individualized plan of care with the member and fosters a team approach by working collaboratively with the member, family, primary care provider, and other members of the health care team to ensure coordination of services.
--- Works closely with assigned primary care provider site and functions as a case manager for patients with behavioral health co-morbidities across the care team to develop and maintain positive working relationships with patients, families and providers.
--- Implements clinical interventions based on risk stratification and evidence-based clinical guidelines in conjunction with the primary care provider or specialist.
--- Contacts patients through written correspondence and telephone calls, and conducts follow-up interviews.
--- Provides clinical oversight and guidance to team members.
--- Participates in data collection, health outcomes reporting, clinical audits and programmatic evaluation related to government initiatives.
--- In partnership with the care team, identifies patients at risk for poor outcomes or experiencing poor coordination of services who would benefit from more intensive follow up.
--- Provides chronic disease and self-management education and support.
--- Conducts in-home member assessments for high risk and complex patient cases.
--- Develops collaborative relationships with community based agencies to improve care, services and access for Health Plan membership.
--- Evaluates practices of self and colleagues against standards of practice and relevant regulations and acts to improve compliance.
--- Maintains required documentation for all case management activities.
--- Collects required data and utilizes this data to adjust the treatment plan when indicated.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.


Master's Degree-Social Work (Required)


Minimum of 2 years-Clinical (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Social Worker within 1 year - Default Issuing Body

Our Purpose & Values

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Scranton , Case Manager Behavioral Health, Executive , Hughesville, Pennsylvania

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