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Behavioral Health Discharge Planner

Company: Centene
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Job Description:

Behavioral Health Discharge Planner Position Purpose: Manage the coordination, planning, and placement resolution for all inpatient admissions in the assigned service area. Work directly with the hospital staff, other agencies, Foster Care members, Medical Consenters, Caregivers, Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to facilitate and coordinate access to behavioral health services and community resources and to ensure timely and clinically appropriate discharge plans are developed and implemented. - Impact complex systems of care through coordination efforts to ensure timely placement of children who have stabilized at the inpatient level of care - Educate providers, members and their families on behavioral health issues including symptoms, relapse prevention, stress reduction, lab work, and healthy lifestyle choices - Conduct outreach and education with varied stakeholders including hospital clinical teams, DFPS, child-placing agencies and outpatient providers to facilitate and ensure the development of timely and appropriate discharge plans - Appropriately document discharge planning outcomes and barriers; help identify and interpret any trends including systemic issues, access or placement needs and recidivism, and implement interventions to impact negative trends - Assist DFPS with accessing current medical information as needed - Facilitate access to behavioral health services, including assistance with locating providers and scheduling appointments as necessary - Coordinate the sharing of health information between providers and other programs - Document all interactions and coordination efforts with both internal and external customers in the Care - Enhance Clinical Management Software (CCMS) online file system Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field or equivalent experience. 2+ years of related social work or behavioral health experience with solid clinical knowledge and experience with the treatment planning process. Experience with the state's Foster Care system preferred. Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law. Medical Management USA-Texas-Lubbock Superior HealthPlan Full-time

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