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Intensive Case Manager -Child in Rocky Hill, CT at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

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Job Description

General Summary:

The ICM clinician is responsible for applying specialized care management techniques in the clinical management of intensive, chronic, or complex cases and when an individual (child or adult) experiences barriers to recovery. Knowledge of the treatment of mental disorders for chronically ill patients and substance abusers is required as is an understanding of the basic concepts of managed behavioral health care.  Duties include evaluation, determination and authorization of appropriate levels of care based on established criteria for Medicaid and DCF consumers.

\Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Mediates, advocates and negotiates with care providers and engages additional providers when needed in order to improve individual outcomes for a Member.

  2. Collaborates with the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Social Services as necessary to improve outcomes for a Member.

  3. Participates in multidisciplinary team reviews when convened to review existing care plans to ensure they adequately address the complex behavioral health issues.

  4. Responsible for the intensive care management of designated Members who meet ICM criteria in a designated DCF local area; will at times work out of a local area office when space is available.

  5. Works no less than 20% of the time in the field providing care management services and consultation.

  6. Builds, develops and maintains a positive and collaborative relationship with local providers by establishing a local presence.

  7. Establishes a plan, in collaboration with Member’s primary behavioral health provider, the Member, and/or other providers as necessary for addressing barriers to care.

  8. Supports and directs clinical care-decision making at a local level by supporting the meaningful participation of families and consumers in directing their own care.

  9. Applies state-of-the-art techniques in managing service delivery through the use of objective, standardized clinical protocols and the outlier management program.

  10. Works closely with the System Managers in identification of over or under utilization of services, gaps in services and effective/ineffective treatment approaches.

  11. Works collaboratively with the Peer Specialists by offering their services to Members where such services are requested or appropriate according to the Member’s needs and interests.

  12. Reviews clinical information, on-site and telephonically, regarding requests for authorization for payment of care.

  13. Evaluates clinical information and document justification for authorization in computerized medical records system.

  14. Provides EPSDT case management when needed by facilitating referrals, developing and coordinating a plan of service.

  15. Summarizes and presents written and oral clinical information to supervisor, medical director or peer advisor in one-to-one and group settings.

  16. Utilizes established policies and procedures for processing authorizations and initiating Member appeals and claims reviews.

  17. Consults with providers on Member/family education regarding treatment goals and objectives, medication, and social skills. 

  18. Contributes to and documents individualized care plans. 

  19. Recommends discharge plans, aftercare referrals, and community resources.

  20. Consults with providers to assist Members with transportation and employment issues and daily living needs as they relate to individualized care plans.


Position Requirements:

  • Education:    

This position requires a Masters Degree.

  • Licenses:

This position requires being independently licensed in Connecticut in one or more of the following: Social Work-LCSW, Licensed Professional Counselor-LPC, Marriage and Family Therapist-LMFT, or Registered Nurse-RN.

  • Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Five (5) years’ experience in the behavioral health field with two (2) years’ post master’s degree experience in the delivery of social work/counseling services in a behavioral health care or home health setting is required. Knowledge of local community resources is essential. Requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the demonstrative ability to relate effectively with treatment providers, advocates, clients and other professionals. Ability to effectively intervene in complex clinical situations. Working knowledge of care management principles and practices, cost containment principles, excellent PC skills, analytical and problem solving skills needed.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :

  • Expert and proficient knowledge, skill, and ability in MS word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Project.

  • Analysis and problem solving, Interpersonal communication, verbal and written communication, Group presentation and public speaking, and Collaboration and team oriented work philosophy

To Apply:

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Beacon Health Strategies, LLC. a Beacon Health Options company, is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as a Drug Free Work Environment. EOE/M/F/Veterans/Disabled

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