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Job Title: Medical Case Manager/HIV Prevention Program
Job Number:
Organization: Kitsap Public Health District
Posted: 11/2/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Community Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bremerton,  WA    USA
Compensation: $3,723 - $ 5,632 per month, DOEQ
Position Description: Salary Range/Social Worker 1: $ 3,723 - $ 4,750 per month, DOEQ

Salary Range/Social Worker 2: $ 4,413 - $ 5,632 per

per per month, DOEQ

Hours: 40 hours a week (1.0 FTE), 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday – requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

Status: Regular, full-time, plus a generous benefits package which includes participation in the Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS)

The Medical Case Manager for HIV Care carries out a variety of Medical Case Management duties involving direct patient contact in clinic and home visits. The incumbent will ensure timely access to medical care and other support services to people living with HIV for the four-county region of Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and North Mason. The incumbent is a professional who reports to the Medical Case Manager Supervisor and in collaboration with the HIV Medical Case Management team. The incumbent usually works on a one-to-one client-worker basis to assist persons living with HIV/AIDS to independence in decision-making and accessing services for their health-related or psychosocial related or psychosocial needs. The incumbent provides highly skilled and very intense prevention and care case management services for people living with HIV/AIDS and other other infectious diseases. The incumbent will also work with clients who were formally engaged in more intensive service levels and have progressed to self-management. Duties include assessing the sufficiency of self-management and providing additional services when appropriate, to prevent lapses in care. The ideal candidate is looking for a career management and providing additional services when appropriate, to prevent lapses in care. The ideal candidate is looking for a career in Public Health.

Essential Functions:

•Develops a plan of service for individual clients clients. Provides prevention and risk reduction education education for negative partners, friends, and/or family members as needed.

•Organizes and manages caseload and referrals; maintains open communication and acts as a client advocate with involved agencies and other service pr providers.

•May conduct intake/assessment interviews with HIV/AIDS clients who may be self-referred or referred by another community agency.

•Establishes relationships with health care and social service agencies to assist/coordinate with discharge planning, referrals, and continuing care care.

•Provides appropriate Health Education/Risk Reduction Reduction.

•Provides Treatment Adherence Support Services.

•Reassesses clients annually using the Washington Ac Acuity Scale.

•Charts appropriate client information in CareWare client database.

•Attends initial training and complies with Washington State Case Management Standards.

•Provides client information to medical providers.

•Participates in care conferences with HIV Medical Case Management team.

•Refers patients to appropriate community resources; i.e. health care and supportive services, and follows-up to assure patient access access, and documents in the client's chart.

•Acts as patient advocate using knowledge of community to link client to appropriate formal and informal community support networks.

•Prepares billing logs and reports as needed.

•Attends scheduled staff meetings to keep current with with procedural changes.

•Completes timely and accurate random moments to comply with contractual requirements of Medicaid Ad Administrative Match.

•Keeps current on and complies with HIPAA and ot other privacy regulations.

•Participates in and contributes to ad hoc special activities and assignments.

•Supports others in accomplishing goals and objectives.

•Participates in in-service meetings and workshops as appropriate.

•Responds to public health emergencies as required by the District.

•Completes and submits electronic timecard on a weekly basis as required.

•Works both independently and within a collaborative team-oriented environment; contributes contributes openly, respectfully disagrees, understands the ideas of others, listens well and wo works for consensus.

•Models a Lean Six Sigma organizational culture that promotes the practice of respect for people, openness, trust, safety, transparency, collaborative problem solving, managing with data, in the pursuit of incremental continuous improvement and assurance.

•Establishes and maintains cooperative, effective working relationships with coworkers, other District employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

•Reports for scheduled work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance.

•Performs other duties as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

•Work is performed both indoors in an office environment and in the field (conducting home visits, etc. throughout the four-county region).

•May occasionally be required to work a varying schedule which may include evenings and weekends.

•Duties require carrying a cell phone or electronic electronic device.

•Exposure to individuals from the public who are upset, angry, agitated and sometimes hostile, requiring the use of conflict management and coping skills.

•Frequently required to perform work in confidence and under pressure for deadlines, and to maintain professional composure and tact, patience and courtesy courtesy always.

•The environment is dynamic and constantly changing, resulting in continually re-evaluating and shifting priorities.

•The incumbent is required to use the combined senses of touch, sight, smell, and hearing during on-going client assessment. Duties require the ability to read typewritten and/or handwritten or orders and notes.

•Off-site visits require the incumbent to carry supplies and/or equipment up and down stairs as we well as into and out of a vehicle daily.

•While performing home visits, the incumbent may encounter unsanitary conditions, animals (pets) and clients and/or family members who are smoking, exposing the incumbent to second-hand smoke which may cause allergic reaction hand smoke which may cause allergic reaction and/or illness.

hand smoke which may cause allergic reaction hand smoke which may cause allergic reaction an and/or illness.

•The incumbent may be exposed to emotionally disturbing experiences. The incumbent is expected to remain calm, controlled and professional, regardless of the situation and to demonstrate ca care and compassion to the client, family member an and other members of the health care team.

•While conducting home visits, the incumbent may be exposed to potentially violent clients and/or family members who are under the effects of alcohol or drugs are mentally unstable or homeless. As a professional obligation, the incumbent is required to report abuse if it is encountered which puts additional stress on the incumbent. At times, the emotional state of family members brings uncertainty in knowing what to expect while at work. As a result, there is le legitimate concern about one's own safety as well as being responsible for the lives of patients and their families, risk of assault and unknown and unpredictable situations.

•Regularly the incumbent will be required the ability to lift/and or carry objects and materials up to ten pounds.

Occasionally, the incumbent in this position may be required to lift/ carry objects up to twenty-five pounds.

•May be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal ass traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency. emergency.

Qualifications: Social Worker 1

•Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology or rrelated field and one (1) year of related experience.

•Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education, experience and professional certi certification may be qualifying, provided the individual's background demonstrates evidence of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of the position.

•A successful criminal background check is required. required.

Social Worker 2

•Master's degree in social work, sociology, counseling, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or a related field and two (2) years of professional social service clinical experience.

•Current State of Washington Agency Affiliated Registration for Counselor or other appropriate licensure may be required at a time set by the District.

District.

•A successful criminal background check is required.

Organization Description: Kitsap Public Health District

We are a diverse and dedicated team of about 100 people, working collaboratively in more than 20 different programs. About 75 percent of our staff participate as members of the Professional and Technical Employees Local 17. Virtually all of us work at the award-winning Norm Dicks Government Center near the waterfront of a revitalized downtown Bremerton, close to shops, galleries and restaurants. shops, galleries and restaurants.

We have a family-friendly culture, with generous leave policies, domestic partner benefits and reimbursement plan, and flexible work schedules and teleworking options for some positions. We support a healthy environment, reduce traffic congestion and energy use, and help employees reduce commuting costs with our Commute Trip Reduction Program. We support a healthy lifestyle with our wellness program, bike storage, and on- site fitness room that includes shower facilities. We champion diversity and are an Equal Opportunity Employ Equal Opportunity Employer.

QUALITY BENEFITS

Our benefit package is strong, and driven by our commitment to provide comprehensive, affordable health insurance for our employees and their families. We design our benefit package to be flexible, so employees can choose the benefit package that best suits their needs. Employees who work a regular schedule of 40 hours per week are eligible for health benefits with contributions.

MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE

The District currently pays from 85 to 100 percent of the average premium for our comprehensive group medical and dental insurance plans for employees and their dependents depending on the number of persons they choose to cover. Employees with other coverage may elect to waive medical and/or dental coverage and instead receive a monthly deposit to a Health Reimbursement Account for out-of-pocket medical, dental and vision expenses. Part-time employees receive pro-rated be benefits contributions.

LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE

We also provide other benefits, such as a $48,000 term life insurance policy and a long-term disability policy. Employees may choose to purchase additional life and disability insurance. Employees may, at their option, purchase additional life or long-term disability insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance and, short-term disability coverage.

RETIREMENT AND SAVINGS PLANS

Eligible employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) a defined benefit retirement plan managed by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems. The plan is funded by a combination of employer and employee contributions. In addition, we offer a choice of three 457 Deferred Compensation retirement plans that allow individuals to set aside a portion of their income for retirement on a tax-deferred basis basis. These plans are similar to 401-K plans offered by for-profit employers. We provide continuing education funding and paid time off for training so employees can pursue their professional goals and take responsibility for career advancement by learning new skills.

PAID TIME OFF

We offer generous paid time off. General leave leave is used for vacation, personal appointments appointments, minor illnesses, etc. For longer term illnesses, injury or pregnancy, we also provide provide extended leave. In addition, we have 11 paid holidays per year prorated by FTE, including the day after Thanksgiving and a personal personal floating holiday. We offer bereavement leave, all state and federally mandated leaves such as family medical leave, military leave, and other leave categories that help our employees manage significant life events.

Closing Date: 2/2/2019
Desired Starting Date: 12/3/2018
Contact Name: Karen Holt,  Medical Cases Manager/HIV Prevention Program
Contact Location: 345 6th Street
Suite 300
Bremerton   WA  98337-1866
United States
Contact Location: 345 6th Street
  Suite 300
  Bremerton   WA  98337-1866
  United States
Contact Phone: 360-337-5294 5294
Contact Fax: 360-337-5269
Contact Email: karen.holt@kitsappublichealth.org
Web Address: kitsappublichealth.org
How to Apply: To complete the Kitsap Public Health District’s online application, please go the District’s website at www.kitsappublichealth.org. Click on the Careers link at the top right of the District website main page. Select current job opp opportunities on the left of the page. To apply, simply click on the Position you are interested in, then click on the Apply link at the bottom of the job announcement.

If this is the first time you are applying using the Neogov online job application system, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply fo for more than one job opening. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

Application Review: Applications are evaluated solely on the information provided by the applicant; PLEASE BE THOROUGH and pay particular attention to completion of the NUMBER OF HOURS WORKED for each position held.

Equal Opportunity: The Kitsap Public Health District i District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status,* or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Reasonable Accommodation: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability will be considered only in the context of an applicant’s ability to perform essential functions of the job and to determine reasonable accommodation. Accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process will be made upon request with reasonable notice. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

functions.

Identification: Applicants who are offered employment with the District are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States by the employee’s third day of employment, as required by the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Use of Automobile: Persons whose positions re require the use of an automobile will be expected to use their own private vehicle, and will be asked to provide proof of appropriate auto insurance insurance. It is also necessary that such employees have and maintain a current, valid Washington State driver's license.

Disclaimer: The provisions of this job announcement announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Drug-Free Workplace: The Kitsap Public Health District is a drug-free, marijuana-free, tobacco and vape-free workplace.

Examination Procedure: The examination for positions will consist of either verification or evaluation of the applicant's experience and training based upon information contained in the application AND/OR, oral test (panel interview) to evaluate the applicant's suitability for the position; PLUS, skills testing may be applied.

Additional Information: For additional information and to apply online, please visit the Careers section of our website at kitsappublichealth.org.

Web Site Delete Date: 12/3/2018