Behavioral Health Case Manager/Social Worker FT/40HRS
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Internal Number: 70056371
POSITION SUMMARY: In collaboration with the patient/family, physicians and interdisciplinary team, the Behavioral Health Case Manager ensures patient progression through the continuum of care in an efficient and cost effective manner. The Behaviorial Health Case Manager is responsible for identifying, initiating and managing optimal patient flow/throughput to enhance continuity of care, smooth and safe transitions, patient satisfaction, patient safety and length of stay management. Support and expertise are provided through comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and overall evaluation of individual patient needs. Care coordination, and discharge planning are accountabilities of this role. Payer-based requests regarding individual members are fulfilled, where appropriate and pertinent. The Behavioral Health Case Manager adheres to departmental and organizational goals, objectives, standards of performance and policies and procedures, continually assuring quality patient care and regulatory compliance Provides behavioral health assessment, care management and interventions for patients within an integrated primary care setting. Administers validated rating scales to patients and tracks patient's progress toward treatment goals. Works collaboratively with the PCP and Psychiatric Consultant to ensure patients reach targeted treatment goals. Revises treatment plan when patient is not progressing. Provides brief psychosocial interventions when appropriate. Maintains registry of patient progress.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.