OLTC Case Manager - Journeyman
PROGRAM: Options for Long Term Care
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general supervision of the OLTC supervisor and PCPHE Director; performs professional case management for the elderly, blind and disabled. Work involves assessing functional eligibility for Long Term Care programs. Employee is responsible for assessing needs of the client and developing a care plan and overseeing implementation of the care plan. The case manager promotes inter–agency coordination with the Department of Human Services Eligibility Technicians, Provider Agencies and Adult Protection. In addition, also acts as part of the 24/7 public health emergency response support staff in the event of a disaster or other public health emergency.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Home visits
- Assessment of client’s physical and mental abilities, level of functioning, family and other support systems and make determination as to program appropriateness
- Care Planning using the client’s informal support system and community resources in regard to the client’s specific needs. Responsible for coordination, location and development of resources to maintain client’s highest level of independence within cost containment
- Computer Data Entry
- Act as the Utilization Review Contractor for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing through prior authorization of Home and Community Base Services and Long- Term Home Health services
- Work with doctors, hospital discharge planners, nursing home social workers, home health nurses and physical therapists, hospice, Community Center Board, public transportation, meals on wheels, mental health, durable medical equipment suppliers, assisted living facilities, and provider care agencies, as well as other Single-Entry Point Agencies.
- Referral to alternative community resources
- Reporting of abuse and self-neglect to adult protection
- Work involves a considerable period of time away from a standard office environment, much of which consists of driving to and from home visits and collateral contacts.
- At times more than normal physical exertion is required
- Defend agencies position at Administrative Law Judge Hearings
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs other related work as required.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Case managers may have a Registered Nurse or bachelor’s degree in one of the human behavioral science fields (such as human services, registered nurse, social work, psychology, etc.). OR
An individual who does not meet the educational requirement may qualify as a Single-Entry Point agency case manager under the following conditions:
- Five (5) years of experience in the field of Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS). OR
- Some combination of education and relevant experience appropriate to the requirements of the position. Defined as:
- Experience in one of the following areas: Long term care services and supports, gerontology, physical rehabilitation, behavioral science, public health or non-profit administration, or health/mental services.
- Completed coursework and/or experience related to the type of administrative duties performed by case managers may qualify for up to two (2) years of required experience.
- Please provide letter of interest, resume and Prowers County Employment Application (found at prowerscounty.net). Deliver, e-mail or mail to Delaine Dunning, RN, Supervisor, Prowers County Public Health and Environment, Prowers/Baca Options for Long Term Care; 1001 South Main, Lamar, Colorado 81052.
Contact : For more information, contact Prowers County Public Health, Options for Long Term Care. 719-336-1015, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Applying : Open until filled