TITLE: Care Manager
RESPONSIBLE TO: CHOICES Program Supervisor
FLSA STATUS: Full-time Non-exempt
Purpose of Position: Under the supervision of the CHOICES Supervisor performs the assessment, development, implementation, authorization, processing, and evaluation of the Care Management and Family Caregiver Support Program services for the elderly throughout the West Central Nebraska Area Agency on Aging service area.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
" Extensive assessment of potential elderly clientele and their needs.
" Process and coordinate community based service for the elderly and their families.
" Implementation of care plan for elderly who qualify under program guidelines.
" Work in cooperation with Resource Development to secure appropriate service providers.
" Authorize providers and services as needed.
" Monitor and evaluate service delivery, effectiveness and client satisfaction.
" Service as an advocate for clients.
" Maintain confidentiality of all client information.
" Comply with all reporting requirements.
" Comply with all policies, standards and best practices of the Agency, the IIIB Older American's Act In-Home program, the Nebraska Care Management program and the Family Caregiver Support program.
" Attending trainings and meetings as required for the program.
" Other duties as assigned.
" Current Nebraska license as a Registered Nurse, or baccalaureate or graduate degree in the human services field, or certification under the Nebraska Social Work Law.
" At least two years of experience in long-term care, gerontology or community health.
" Proficient in written and oral communication skills.
" Basic computer skills.
" Valid Nebraska driver's license.
" Daytime travel as required.
" Proof of insurability for malpractice liability insurance.
ESSENTIAL ATTENDANCE AND AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
" Must maintain an acceptable level of attendance, punctuality, and availability as determined by the Agency; must work such regularly-scheduled hours as are determined by the Agency.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. The Agency recognizes that an individual with a disability may require an accommodation to enable him or her to successfully perform a job function. Consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.