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As a case manager, you will oversee and deliver therapy groups and care coordination functions to our acute inpatient populations. You will also receive education on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Road Map to Peace of Mind to help our patients reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and anger during their hospitalization. All of this occurs in the context of a dynamic team based approach to behavioral health. Your clinical opinion counts and you will be working to the top of your license in this setting.
As a Behavioral Health Case Manager, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of diagnostic categories and age groups as we treat adolescents age 13-17, adults, and geriatric populations in our units. Our case managers are scheduled to work days either Sunday - Thrusday or Tuesday - Saturday. The psychiatrists, nurses, and Behavioral Health case managers work closely as a team to strategize the treatment approach. There is ample opportunity to practice your family therapy skills with adolescents, and group therapy skills and addiction counseling skills with our adults. Ours is a fast paced environment that is never dull or routine. While working for Banner, you will be able to strength your clinical skills while serving our most vulnerable patients and instilling hope for the future.
Banner Health has made a significant investment in behavioral health services both in capital improvement, new construction, and clinical training opportunities in the past few years. Our medical facilities appreciate our proactive ability to move the behavioral health patients out of the emergency departments and into the behavioral health setting. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our staff and the wide range of clinical expertise our case managers bring to their roles on the units. If you enjoy a fast paced and clinically stimulating environment and are looking to employ more of your clinical training you received in graduate school, check us out!
Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.
About Banner Behavioral Health Hospital
For more than four decades, Banner Behavioral Health has provided nationally recognized, comprehensive behavioral health care for patients of all ages faced with the challenges of psychiatric, behavioral health, or chemical dependency problems. Six locations in and around Phoenix (including Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Sun City West) make it easy for our patients to find help, and easy for you to have the neighborhood and lifestyle you want. Banner Behavioral Health is dedicated to providing safe, confidential and compassionate treatment.
About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.
This position provides comprehensive care coordination for patients as assigned. This position assesses the patients plan of care and develops, implements, monitors and documents the utilization of resources and progress of the patient through their care, facilitating options and services to meet the patients health care needs. The intensity of care coordination provided is situational and appropriate based on patient need and payer requirements. This position is accountable for the quality of clinical services delivered by both them and others and identifies/resolves barriers which may hinder effective patient care.
- Manages individual patients across the health care continuum to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes.
- Acts in a leadership function with process improvement activities for populations of patients to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes.
- Evaluates the medical necessity and appropriateness of care, optimizing patient outcomes.
- Establishes and promotes a collaborative relationship with physicians, payers, and other members of the health care team. Collects and communicates pertinent, timely information to payers and others to fulfill utilization and regulatory requirements.
- Acts in a leadership function to collaboratively develop and manage the interdisciplinary patient discharge plan. Effectively communicates the plan across the continuum of care.
- Educates internal members of the health care team on case management and managed care concepts. Facilitates integration of concepts into daily practice.
- May supervise other staff.
Requires masters degree in social work or related field or equivalent experience.
Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 5 years clinical experience and as required by state law, a licensure in at least one of the following categories: social work, professional counseling or marriage and family. (Certification requires two years post graduate experience in a mental health setting or equivalent combination of education and documented supervised clinical experience.) Positions providing direct services to substance abuse program patients must also possess board licensure in addictions as required by state.
Must have a working knowledge of care management, hospital and community resources. Must demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, effective communication skills, and time management skills. Must demonstrate ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team format.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.