Aetna Clinical Case Manager, Behavioral Health - KS MCD - 55240BR in Topeka, Kansas

Req ID: 55240BR

Kansas Medicaid Service Coordination roles are available in all counties and regions. Clinical case management positions are eligible for telework.

Position Summary

The Behavioral Health Clinical Case Manager is responsible for assessing members face-to-face and telephonically; and planning, implementing and coordinating all case management activities with members to evaluate the appropriate holistic needs (physical, psychological, social, financial, spiritual, residential) of the member to facilitate the members overall wellness and care. In doing this, the Behavioral Health Clinical Case Manager develops a proactive course of action to address issues presented to enhance the short and long term outcomes as well as opportunities to enhance a members overall wellness through integration. Services, strategies, policies and programs are comprised of network management and clinical coverage policies. Routine field-based travel with personal vehicle is a job requirement. Qualified candidates must have dependable transportation, valid state drivers license and proof of vehicle insurance.

Fundamental Components:

  • Assessment of members through the use of clinical and non-clinical tools and review of member specific health information/data; conducts comprehensive assessments of referred members needs/eligibility and in collaboration with the members care team determines an approach to resolving member issues and/or meeting needs by evaluating members benefit plan and available internal and external programs/services and resources.

  • Assessments will take into account information from various sources to address all conditions including co-morbid and multiple diagnoses that impact functionality.

  • Using advanced clinical skills, performs crisis intervention with members experiencing behavioral health or medical crisis and refers them to the appropriate clinical and service providers for thorough assessment and treatment, as clinically indicated.

  • Provides crisis follow up to members to help ensure they are receiving the appropriate treatment/services.

  • Application and/or interpretation of applicable criteria and clinical guidelines, standardized care management plans, policies, procedures and regulatory standards while assessing benefits and/or members needs to ensure appropriate administration of benefits.

  • Using a holistic approach consults with clinical colleagues, supervisors, Medical Directors and/or other programs to overcome barriers to meeting goals and objectives; presents cases at case rounds for multidisciplinary focus to benefit members overall health and well-being.

  • Utilizes case management processes in compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures.

  • Provides coaching, information and support to empower the member to make ongoing independent medical and/or health lifestyle choices.

Required Skills for the Clinical Case Manager - Behavioral Heath:

  • 3+ years of clinical practice experience post masters degree, e.g., hospital setting, alternative care setting such as home health or ambulatory care or outpatient clinic or facility.

  • Unencumbered Behavioral Health Kansas state clinical license through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

  • Master's degree or Doctoral Degree in Behavioral/Mental Health

Preferred Skills for the Clinical Case Manager - Behavioral Health:

  • Case management and discharge planning experience.

  • Managed care experience.

  • Crisis intervention skills.

  • Experience working with the I/DD (intellectual and developmental disabilities) population

  • Bilingual Spanish speaking skills

Education

The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Master's degree.

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Clinical / Medical/Direct patient care (hospital, private practice)/4-6 Years

Functional - Medical Management/Medical Management - Case Management/4-6 Years

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

Technical - Desktop Tools/TE Microsoft Excel/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft SharePoint/1-3 Years/End User

REQUIRED SKILLS

Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED

Leadership/Fostering a Global Perspective/FOUNDATION

Technology/Leveraging Technology/FOUNDATION

DESIRED SKILLS

Benefits Management/Encouraging Wellness and Prevention/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Maximizing Healthcare Quality/ADVANCED

Benefits Management/Understanding Clinical Impacts/ADVANCED

Telework Specifications:

Position is office based now. Telework may commence following successful completion of onboarding, training and demonstrated attendance and performance with assigned caseload. In our experience, the timeframe for telework commencement may vary.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

Aetna takes our candidates's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

#LI-KK1

Job Function: Health Care

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.