You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Case Manager in Behavioral Health.
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
Youâ™re equally comfortable with integrated case management, working independently, and working with an interdisciplinary team.
Youâ™re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
Conveniently located just west of Denver in Wheat Ridge, we offer complete behavioral health services for people who are experiencing addiction, substance use and mental health conditions. Our qualified medical and clinical teams also offer treatment for people who are affected by both substance use disorders and an emotional or psychiatric disorder. Our holistic approach to treatment focuses on our patientsâ™ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.
West Pines Behavioral Health at Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our tight knit team specializes in helping adults ages 18 and older with psychiatric or addiction concerns.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weâ™ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together weâ™ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ™ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
Weâ™ll laugh at each otherâ™s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ™ll hello and high five. Weâ™ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
Weâ™re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Case Manager in Behavioral Health, you need to know how to:
Coordinate the care and services for patients identified as needing assistance or meeting Care Management criteria. Collect in-depth information about a patientâ™s condition, situation and functioning to identify individual needs in order to develop a plan to meet those needs. May perform psychosocial needs assessments. Work with patient and family/caregivers to determine specific goals and actions based on assessment. Coordinate discharge planning. Execute specific interventions to meet established goals. Organize, integrate and coordinate the necessary resources to accomplish the goals and plan.
Assess the patientâ™s prior level of functioning, access to and/or use of community resources and available support systems. Assist the care team in developing a plan of care which includes, but is not limited to: assuring appropriateness of services and care setting, assuring individualized support and education, determining the need for continued services, planning for discharge, and identifying and connecting patients/families with available community resources if needed. Collaborate with Physicians and other members of the health care team on the patientâ™s behalf.
Identify appropriate admission and continued stay issues. Enhance the quality of patient care through effective and efficient use of resources. Help to identify strategies for reducing length of stay and appropriate utilization of services. Utilize criteria including clinical pathway data and implement strategies to resolve controllable variances.
Attend, facilitate and participate in rounds and case conferences. Advocate for patient rights. Monitor efficiency and availability of services and evaluate outcomes through variance tracking, data collection.
Identify needs, facilitate, or provide education to physicians and ancillary departments/nursing units regarding case management, discharge planning process, and roles. Participate in multidisciplinary groups and development of guidelines.
Conduct comprehensive behavioral health assessments for patients on mental health holds in the ED and on the medical floors when ordered by a physician. Facilitate inpatient psychiatric transfers for these behavioral health patients as indicated. Facilitate and participate in family and interdisciplinary meetings regarding patients as needed. Provide clinical and crisis intervention to patients and families. Provide patient and family education and community education, including advanced directives, domestic violence, child and elder abuse.
Provide individual counseling and/or group counseling to patient and family as appropriate. Assist other case managers with family and interdisciplinary meetings regarding patients as needed.
Create and complete direct clinical interventions, resource referrals, discharge planning and consultation to multidisciplinary team members.
Participate in multidisciplinary care planning meetings. Communicate and collaborate with medical, interdisciplinary team staff, patient, family, insurance companies, and social agencies to provide quality discharge plan to appropriate, safe, level of care. Promote patient/family participation in decision-making and care planning.
Provide community resources for psychosocial, financial, and educational needs of patient and family. Collaborate with agencies. Participate in community activities, community-wide in-services and training to promote psycho-social health.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Masterâ™s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program
Successful completion of LCSW exam and current clinical supervision
Current LCSW license or the ability to obtain within three (3) years of hire
Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience
Current LCSW license
At least two (2) years of case management experience in an acute care setting
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Case Manager in Behavioral Health on our team we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
Internal Number: 742
About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.