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  • Care Manager

    Lakeland Care, Inc.
    Job Description

    The Care Manager position will serve the following counties - Vilas, Forest, Florence and Oneida.

    Day to day work will be performed remotely at the employee's home or an appropriate alternate worksite; however, occasional visits and meetings at satellite or other Lakeland Care office locations will be required. Satellite offices are located in Rhinelander, Wausau, & Stevens Point to serve the above listed counties. As a telework position, the individual in this position is responsible to provide the minimum internet connectivity requirements of 5Mbps download and 1.5 Mbps upload with latency of 250ms or less in order to conduct business efficiently. Satellite based internet is not an acceptable internet connection.

    The Care Manager, as part of an interdisciplinary team (IDT), serves frail elders, adults with physical disabilities and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are members of Lakeland Care (LC). The team’s goal is to promote the overall well-being of the members LC serves by providing high quality, person-centered, outcome based care.

    Under general direction of the Care Management Supervisor, this position provides care management and service coordination to LC members. As a member of the IDT, the care manager arranges for provision of services and supports based on a comprehensive assessment of the member's identified outcomes and needs. The IDT monitors the provision of services based on the member-centered plan per LC policy and procedures, and Department of Health Services (DHS) contract requirements.

    The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    • As part of an interdisciplinary team (which also includes a RN Care Manager and the member and/or legal representative), conduct a comprehensive assessment of the member's outcomes, needs and risks; and conduct a reassessment as the member’s outcomes and/or condition changes.

    • Develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the members’ outcome-based member-centered plans, considering cost and effectiveness in authorizing services and choosing providers.

    • Implement risk mitigation strategies to promote the member’s health, safety and independence while respecting the member’s rights.

    • Coordinate and participate in home visits and care conferences involving the member, their supports and providers to assess and reassess long-term care needs and coordinate appropriate interventions.

    • Collaborate with the RNCM to coordinate acute and primary care services, care transitions, and related follow-up care.

    • Coordinate care and benefits to ensure a comprehensive support approach, as well as on-going access to federal and state programs.

    • Create and maintain member records as required by the Department of Health Services (DHS) contract and LC policy.

    • Educate members of their rights to appeal and grieve decisions and processes, and facilitate the member's participation in the appeal/grievance process.

    • Participate in team meetings and internal workgroups as required/requested.

    • Participate in the 24-hour on-call rotation as needed.

    • Participate in on-going training; maintain current knowledge to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations, LCI policy and procedure and accepted professional standards.
    • Maintain the confidentiality of member information and protected health information (PHI) as required by State and Federal regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
    • Certified Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin, or
    • Bachelor's degree in human services, psychology or related field with two (2) years' experience working with elders or persons with disabilities preferred

    • Working knowledge of computers, computer programs, typing, and data entry.

    • Ability to access members' homes which are not required to comply with the ADA regulations.

    • Ability to lift up to 25lbs.

    • Current WI driver's license, acceptable driving record and proof of adequate insurance.

      In evaluating candidates for this position, Lakeland Care may consider a combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. The education and or the experience requirement for this position may only be waived with the approval of the State as per LC's contract.

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