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Social Worker (Case Management) - The Health Plan

Company: Texas Children's Hospital
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

We are searching for a Behavioral Health Social Work Case Manager -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assess, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate the options and services required to meet an individual's health needs. This position provides comprehensive ongoing case management services by coordinating and managing care of high-risk members in order to meet multiple service needs across the continuum of care, ensure optimal member outcomes that address quality, service, customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness. This role also assists the member/member's family in coping with illness by optimizing the member's/family's self-care abilities and supporting their consumer rights.

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Responsibilities

  • Assesses, develops, implements, and monitors a comprehensive plan of care through an interdisciplinary team process in conjunction with the member/family in internal and external settings
  • Comprehensively assesses member's biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, discharge planning needs and financial status
  • Communicates continually with members/families, medical staff, caregivers, and primary HMO staff to facilitate appropriate, timely, and cost-effective care
  • Serves as a liaison with community organizations involved in the interests of the maternity and pediatric population
  • Assists internal and external Member Services and Case Managers by serving as a communication link and providing education on member issues and authorization process and status
  • Completes all required annual education requirements and an annual interaction event with members
  • Identify and report quality of care and quality of services issues and refer to appropriate Quality Management staff as evidenced in Event Tracking system
  • Documents all activities and interactions in the electronic and event tracking systems

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in social work required
  • LMSW, LCSW, or LMSW-AP certification from the state of Texas required
  • LCSW preferred
  • 3-5 years clinical experience preferred
  • Behavioral health/mental health experience preferred

Company Profile

Founded in 1996, Texas Children's Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. We provide STAR/Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to pregnant women, teens, children and adults in Houston and surrounding areas. Currently, the Health Plan has more than 375,000 members who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.

To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Texas Children's is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Keywords: Texas Children's Hospital, Houston , Social Worker (Case Management) - The Health Plan, Other , Houston, Texas

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