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20-041 Care Manager/Ombudsman

SWPA Area Agency on Aging, Inc. | Uniontown, PA | Full Time

Job Description

JOB VACANCY NOTICE

 

POSITION:                           Care Manager 1   

                                              OPTIONS Care Management/Ombudsman

                                              Uniontown Site

 

PAY GRADE:                       12

 

WAGE:                                 $32,273 (as a minimum)

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:       

  • Provides care management services to consumers requiring home and community-based                                      services, enabling them to remain in their home.
  • Provides Ombudsman services to consumers living in nursing facilities, personal care homes, Dom Care homes or in their own home.
  • Develops and maintains an In-Home Care Plan required for consumer, and oversees cost of care                          provided to consumer.
  • Conducts comprehensive psychosocial reassessments as necessary to determine the continued medical           and social support required for in-home care.
  • Coordinates needed home health care, personal care, and home support services with health care and             other providers.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of the In-Home Care Plan implementation through follow-up visits at                        prescribed intervals.
  • Provides technical assistance and counseling to consumers and families ensuring service delivery and                 social and emotional support.
  • Prepares and submits all required case forms, reports, billings, documentation and correspondence in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Participates in case conferences will all levels of program staff.
  • Provides all pertinent Ombudsman activities as required by the PA Ombudsman program and reports all Ombudsman activities to the AAA Ombudsman.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, and agency policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:                   

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field from an accredited college or university. 
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from the PA State Police, Child Abuse Clearance from 
  • The PA Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearances.
  • Must not be excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health care program.
  • Must have basic computer literacy and keyboarding skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial entitlement programs and health/social services available to the consumers.
  • Demonstrated ability to make incisive observations, obtain vital information and make appropriate recommendations during consumer/family interviews and/or while reviewing case records.
  • Ability to transport oneself, as necessary, in the performance of essential functions.
  • Ability to interpret detailed medical records and documentation obtained from health care providers.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle consumers with chronic mental health conditions.
  • Ability to work independently following established policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.sphs.org/employment.html FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA.    POSTING#20-041.

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