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.
•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.