Psychiatric Sr Case Mgr

Rochester, NY

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides comprehensive mental health and/or dual diagnosis services for individuals who have a diagnosable mental illness. The therapist functions as the primary clinician and is responsible for assessment, treatment planning, therapy/counseling, and education services for patients and families. Systematically and continually assesses the patient’s mental condition in collaboration with the patient and family.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Develops, reviews and evaluates the needs for psychiatric case management services for a target population in collaboration with a programcoordinator who is a mentalhealthprofessional;actsas liaison to community providers and explains program goals to individuals and groups; screens referrals for psychiatric case managementandmakesrecommendations to the ProgramCoordinator about assignments of Psychiatric Case Managers to patients.

  • Supervises and supports a caseload of psychiatric patients in their acclimation to new community environments; social adjustment and interpersonal relationships; employment opportunities; avocational interests; understanding and use of public transportation; and knowledge of available recreational or leisure time activities.

  • Independentlycarries out strategies for implementation of the care plan by establishingcontact with various service providers and family members to: link patients with existing resources; assure appropriate utilization of life support services in the community; assure the smooth and orderly transition of patients into their respectively designated placement; take initiative for suggesting appropriate community services that would enable the patient to function at optimal level in the community.

  • Responsible for maintaining contact with service providers to assess: appropriateness of placement; the continued progress of patients; and other supplemental needs of patients. Implements the proper intervention strategies with minimal supervision from the mental health professional.

  • Responsible for documenting patient contactsandpatientprogress in the medicalrecordandassists patients with paper work, correspondence, etc., necessary to ensure linkage to appropriate resources.

  • Conducts training for new Psychiatric Case Managers and provides input to the Program Coordinator regarding the performance of Psychiatric Case Managers assigned to team; provides guidance and direction to Psychiatric Case Managers regarding role performance, community resources and program policies.

  • Responsible for visitingpatients in their communitysetting in ordertoassess their progresstoward meeting the goals of the care plan and to monitor compliance with the treatment plan. Teaches, guides and assists patients and family members to insure their clear understanding of the patient's needs and expectations of the specific care plan and makes recommendationsregarding modifications to treatment plans to the mental health professionals.

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate's degree in health-related field, 2-3 years’ experience as a psychiatric case manager; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • 2-3 years’ experience as a psychiatric case manager; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Must possess a valid New York State Driver's License and access to automobile.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 18.89 - $ 25.51 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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