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Inpatient Psychiatric Case Manager - Discharge Planner - Inpatient Medical Psychiatric Unit - LCSW

Fremont, CA

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  • Job Level: Individual Contributor
  • Travel: No

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Aaron M.

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Kaiser Permanente has been an excellent platform for me to grow as a professional. The organization has demonstrated its commitment to the continued growth of its employees through the training it offers and encourages. I’ve always resonated with the organization’s integrated approach to health care, and its recognition of how essential good mental health is to a person’s overall well-being.
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At Kaiser Permanente, I have opportunities to learn and work in a professional setting with people who are passionate about patient care. I love my career as a therapist and now as a manager! I really enjoy helping others and learning new interventions and modalities. These ensure my personal and professional growth.
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Laura H.

Psychotherapist

Kaiser Permanente is a health care leader who sets trends and makes a difference in industry practices and protocols. I like the extraordinary resources available to do my job, the servant leadership of my manager and director, and the high standard of business and clinical ethics.
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Amie L.

PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

We’re an innovative, vision-forward company. While Integrative-Care models are relatively new, we’ve been on the frontlines of building out a high-functioning integrated team for over a decade. Within this model of care, we’re pushed to think out of the box when it comes to patient care, be collaborative, and succeed in a fast-paced environment.
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Kaiser Permanente demonstrates its commitment to their employees’, has a top-notch salary and compensation package, and has a leadership body that is well trained and supportive. As a Clinician and a Manager, I am very impressed with our commitment to quality outcomes. I have truly found a home here and would be honored for Kaiser Permanente to be my last professional stop in my career.
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Kaiser Permanente, in my opinion, is a great mix of professional, friendly and fast-paced. They allow me to be who I am and let me have a voice. I love being a therapist and I’m very proud and excited about the Gender Assessments and transgender group work being conducted. I’m helping the LGBT community and making this population feel comfortable throughout their care journey. Kaiser Permanente is a breath of fresh air to me in my work.
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Psychotherapist

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Inpatient Psychiatric Case Manager - Discharge Planner - Inpatient Medical Psychiatric Unit - LCSW

Location Fremont, California Job Number 1047367 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Description:

$10,000 sign-on bonus eligible position!




Provides inpatient and intensive outpatient case management for high-risk, high-utilizing members with acute and/or chronic psychiatric conditions across the continuum of care. Develops treatment and care plans for the  specific population.




Essential Responsibilities:



  • Plans, develops, coordinates, assesses, and evaluates services provided to members   to promote quality and cost effective outcomes.

  • Develops and maintains case management policies and procedures to assure optimal and appropriate member utilization of services.

  • Coordinates the interdisciplinary approach to providing continuity of care, including utilization management, transfer coordination, discharge planning, and obtaining all authorizations/approvals for outside services.

  • Participates in the development of care paths.

  • As an Intensive Case Manager coordinates the care of a large caseload of high risk patients and provides assessments and interventions in the community including in-home visits Consults with internal and external physicians, health care providers, discharge planning and outside  agencies regarding continued care/treatment or hospitalization.

  • Arranges and monitors follow-up appointments.

  • Makes referrals to appropriate community services.

  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for cost savings and quality of care improvements across the continuum.

  • Develops and collects reports and data, and trends utilization of health care resources.

  • Develops and presents in-service training and communication to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Interprets regulations, health plan benefits, policies, and procedures for members, physicians,  medical office staff, contract providers, and outside agencies.

  • Coordinates the transmission of clinical and benefit information and treatment to patients,  families and outside agencies including issuing Non-Coverage and Denial of Benefits letters consistent with Health Plan Regulations.

  • Acts as liaison to psychiatry clinics outside agencies, non-plan facilities, and outside providers.

  • Coordinates repatriation of patients and monitors their quality of care. Provides administrative case management oversight to Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities, Crisis Residential  Programs, and IMDs to ensure that services delivered to our members meet Kaiser's Quality and Utilization expectations and guidelines.

  • Provides administrative on-call to the RSR/Sub regional Office. Provides Clinical and Administrative documentation in accordance with Kaiser Regional Psychiatric  Standards including  the Inpatient/Integrated Urgent Services Guidelines.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis.  At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status.  Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.



Basic Qualifications:
Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in an inpatient psychiatric setting or psychiatric emergency service.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience of care management or clinical experience. 
  • Education
  • Master's degree (Social Work or Psychology), or PhD (Psychology) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • LCSW, MFT or Psychologist License required.
  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Responsibility for a large caseload (50-100) for an extended period of time.
  • Demonstrated expertise in crisis management.
  • Demonstrated experience in utilization data collection and cost benefit analysis.
  • Knowledge of TJC, and other local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor Partnership Environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Primary Location: California,Fremont,Fremont Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 03:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Fremont Hospital - Psych -Closed Unit 1 - 0201 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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