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Company: Molina Healthcare
Location: Columbus, OH
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Description

Social Worker Transition of Care (BH)

DAY IN THE LIFE: Come be a part of the a dynamic team of Behavioral Health Professionals who help fellow Ohioans maintain their healthy lives after a Behavioral Health Hospital stay. The Ohio Plan is one of the largest Plans in the Molina family. That means growth and stability for you. You would work out in the field as well as in the office and would be assigned several behavioral health hospitals in the area. You would go into the hospital and meet the member, as well as the MDT team at the hospital and help prepare for the successful transition of that member to their next level of care. This might be to a Skilled Nursing facility or to their home. A review of the behavioral health needs would allow you to guide this member to a successful next step. You would assess their support system, their housing and ongoing outpatient behavioral needs. Your community health knowledge would be very helpful in the success of this role. You will need to have strong collaborative relationships with the hospital staff. You are a liaison. This is a wonderful role that is having an amazing effect on our member's lives. Re-admissions are reduced and the member feels like someone cares. We do! This is a relatively new program that came out of a need to follow the medical progress of a member post hospital admission. It has been a very very successful. Come be a part of this exciting team.

Job Summary
Molina Healthcare Services (HCS) works with members, providers and multidisciplinary team members to assess, facilitate, plan and coordinate an integrated delivery of care across the continuum, including behavioral health and long term care, for members with high need potential. HCS staff work to ensure that patients progress toward desired outcomes with quality care that is medically appropriate and cost-effective based on the severity of illness and the site of service.

• Follows member throughout a 30-day program that starts at hospital admission and continues its oversight through transitions from the acute setting to all other settings, including nursing facility placement and private home, with the goal of reduced readmissions.
• Ensures safe and appropriate transitions by collaborating with the hospital discharge planner, as well as collaborating as needed or at the request of the member with hospitalists, outpatient providers, facility staff, and family/support network.
• Ensures member transitions to a setting with adequate caregiving and functional support, as well as medical and medication oversight as required. Works with participating ancillary providers (LTSS/HCSS, DME), public agencies or other identified service providers to make sure necessary services and equipment are in place for a safe transition.
• Conducts face-to-face visits of all members while in the hospital; home visits of high risk members post discharge.
• 40-50% local travel required.
• Coordinates care and reassesses member's needs using the 2-day, 7-day and 14-day post-discharge timeline recommended by the Coleman Care Transitions Model.
• Educates and supports member focusing on seven primary areas (ToC Pillars): medication management, use of personal health record, follow up care, signs and symptoms of worsening condition, nutrition, functional needs and or Home and Community-based Services, and advance directives.
• Uses motivational interviewing and Molina clinical guideposts to educate, support and motivate change during member contacts.
• Assesses for barriers to care, provides care coordination and assistance to member to address concerns.
• Facilitates interdisciplinary care team meetings and informal ICT collaboration.
• ToC Coaches in Behavioral Health and Social Science fields may provide consultation, resources and recommendations to peers as needed.


Job Qualifications

Required Education
Any of the following:
Completion of an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program OR Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a social science, psychology, gerontology, public health or social work.
Required Experience
1-3 years in case management, disease management, managed care or medical or behavioral health settings.

Knowledge of or experience using the Care Transitions Intervention or similar model; background in discharge planning and/or home health.
Required License, Certification, Association
If required by applicable State, an LVN/LPN license in good standing.

Otherwise, If licensed, license must be active, unrestricted and in good standing.

Must have valid driver's license with good driving record and be able to drive within applicable state or locality with reliable transportation.
Preferred Education
Preferred Experience
3-5 years in case management, disease management, managed care or medical or behavioral health settings.
Preferred License, Certification, Association
Any of the following:
Transitions of Care Sub-Specialty Certification, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW), Certified Case Manager (CCM), Certified in Health Education and Promotion (CHEP), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC/LPCC), Respiratory Therapist, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

To all current Molina employees: If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply through the intranet job listing.

Molina Healthcare offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Molina Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V.

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