ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CASE MANAGER - GRANT FUNDED POSITION
Cook County Health & Hospitals System
December 15, 2017
ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CASE MANAGER - GRANT FUNDED POSITION Job Number: 00121095
Job Posting : Dec 14, 2017, 9:42:40 PM Closing Date : Jan 12, 2018, 5:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Dept: Integrated care
GRANT FUNDED POSITION
The Assisted Outpatient Treatment Case Manager will be supporting the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) grant on behalf of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). The Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) grant is a program that is aimed to reduce the frequency and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarceration, and interactions with the criminal justice system while improving the health and social outcomes of individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI). This goal is accomplished by providing individuals with linkage to community providers and court ordered treatment services. The AOT Case Manager assists with linkage and referral to appropriate evidenced-based services for each individual in order to ensure continuative of care. The AOT Case Manager is also responsible for coordinating a number of tasks, such as the completion of all court documentation, ensuring the attendance of all required individuals at the hearing, and the implementation of the discharge plan. The AOT grant will expire on September 30, 2020.
Establishes and maintains relationships with both referring agencies/organizations as well as community treatment providers.
Participates in rounds/staffing with agencies and organizations in order to offer AOT services as a possible option to discharge planning.
Participates in the referral process to coordinate care and connect with support service providers facilitating referrals for the AOT Program
Responds to client referrals within 24 hours.
Provides intensive case management to clients that have a history of difficulty participating in outpatient treatment plans.
Assesses client for mental and physical needs that could be met through a court ordered treatment plan.
Engages in regular communication throughout the process with the Assistant State's Attorney, Guardianship and Advocacy Council, Community providers, the client, and any family members.
Coordinates the completion of all required court documents and ensures they are filed in a timely manner.
Attends all court hearings for assigned clients.
Provides recommendation for treatment/discharge plans.
Coordinates the execution of the discharge plan.
Provides case management follow-up services on an as needed basis.
Participates in weekly AOT Team meetings and Case Management calls.
Engages in program promotion and education, such as training for Psychiatrists and Social Workers at various hospitals, as necessary.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois is required.
Two (2) years of experience working with individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) is required.
Must possess a valid driver's license and current vehicle insurance coverage to travel throughout Cook County is required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of mental illness, substance abuse and recovery support systems in Cook County
Knowledge of and experience with the population-focused health
Experience in the coordination or management of multi-agency initiatives that expand across systems of care, such as hospitals, Department of Corrections, Civil Court, Community providers
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Strong customer service and empathy skills
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively work with physicians, nurses, therapy department members, social workers and insurance company representatives
Demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, and relationship management skills
Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking and conflict management/resolution skills
Ability to work autonomously and consult appropriately
Ability to develop and execute patient care plans and advocate effectively for member/patient needs to achieve optimal health outcomes
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the peop...le of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.