Case Manager IIIAre you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.The Case Manager III provides social services to psychiatric patients. May provide services to geriatric patients and persons with developmental disabilities. Works under the supervision of the Director of Social Services. Acts as treatment team liaison among all entities including Big Spring State Hospital, patient families and community agencies for the purpose of assessment, education and coordination of patient discharges. Is accountable for completing documentation within designated timeframes and according to applicable standards and investigating and coordinating discharge plans. Is committed to the Big Spring State Hospital philosophy of psychiatric rehabilitation and family services. Must have physical, mental and emotional health necessary to carry out essential functions of this position.Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.1. Demonstrates competency in application of population-specific skills for all patient treatment. Documents pertinent data about patient treatment in the clinical record.2. Assessments are appropriate to populations served including adult, geriatric, forensic and MI/MR.3. Assessments comply with Big Spring State Hospital approved outline and cover all necessary criteria, as possible.4. Social assessments include information from family or other collateral sources as available.5. Patient response to treatment is recorded in medical record according to Departmental timeframes.6. Testifies at probable cause court hearings.7. Attends hearings as scheduled in a timely manner.8. Provides concise, relevant and truthful information in testimony.9. Participates as a member of an inter-disciplinary team.10. Demonstrates knowledge of assigned patients during team meetings.11. Provides clinically relevant information to treatment team.12. Provides follow-up information to team in a timely manner.13. Demonstrates competency in application of population specific skills for all patient/family education.14. Patient/family education provided is appropriate to populations served including adult, geriatric, forensic and MI/MR.15. Provides patient/family education concerning community resources, where and how to obtain assistance when needed and other issues addressed in treatment plan.16. Facilitates continuity of care.17. Obtains information from community providers concerning prior community care and recommendations for treatment. Information is obtained at admission or as soon as possible thereafter.18. Discharge plans are coordinated with community providers and include recommendations for appropriate referrals or other continued treatment.19. Discharges for substance abuse population include an integrated plan of support services20. Discharges for IDD and geriatric patients are made to environments approved by the treatment team. Placements are made to nursing homes or group homes approved by the MHA/Community provider as meeting all Health Department requirements.21. Discharges for forensic patients are within legal guidelines.22. Is accountable for maintaining and improving own knowledge and skills.23. Participates in required training within 30 days of due date including, but not limited to, CPR, Seizure, TIPS, Infection Control, Emergency Response, etc. based on TDMHMR Minimum Training Requirements for assigned job group.24. Participates in facility in-service, departmental meetings, and continuing education offerings as requested.25. Assesses own need and seeks learning experiences; takes responsibility for keeping abreast of changes in hospital and departmental policies and procedures.26. Maintains licensure/certification status appropriate to assigned duties.27. Successful completion of core training related to the following specific populations: adult, geriatric, and forensic and MI/IDD.28. Employee actively participates and/or serves in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.29. Is familiar with and responds to Big Spring State Hospital emergency or disaster situations according to specified role in the Big Spring State Hospital Emergency Operations Procedures.30. Works alternate shift pattern or in alternate role assignment as required to meet the needs of the emergency and ensure continuity of services for patients.31. Keeps emergency information in CAPPS current and accurate.Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Skills in interviewing and reporting and ability to compose grammatically correct clinical documentation2. Ability to communicate using tact, judgment and initiative; demonstrated organization and prioritization skills3. Knowledge of DFPS guidelines for reporting abuse4. Knowledge of guardianship issues as well as legal and consent issues.Registration or Licensure Requirements:
NoneInitial Selection Criteria:
1. Graduation from a four-year college or university.2. Major coursework in behavioral sciences, social sciences, humanities, or a related field is generally preferred.Additional Information:
Additional Information:Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.MOS Code:
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 68X, HM, 0149, 4C0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at
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