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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Critical Care. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Clinical Case Manager will provide case management and other clinical services for grant-funded program in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Clinical Case Manager for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Neurodevelopmental Program (NDP) will be on the leadership team for this new program that provides longitudinal neurodevelopmental assessment, care, and mental health support for children and their families as the child recovers from life-threatening illness and injury requiring hospitalization at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The Clinical Case Manager for this program will serve as the main point person for families as they navigate their way through entry into the program to the completion of NDP outpatient follow-up after the child’s discharge.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Approaches families for enrollment/participation in the program. This includes family education about the NDP itself, as well as education about PTSS, PTSD and exploration of the family’s experience of these conditions.
Performs NDP-related screening surveys with enrolled patients and their parents at the proscribed times (ICU discharge, hospital discharge, follow-up appointment). This currently includes, but may not ultimately been limited to, assessments of functional status, health-related quality of life, and mental health (anxiety, depression, PTSS and PTSD).
Performs follow-up with families enrolled in the NDP during their inpatient stay to provide informal mental health support as indicated by results of screening tests.
Serves as patient/parent/family liaison for the NDP team. This includes being available during business hours by mobile phone (provided by the NDP) for parents, health care providers, teachers, guidance counselors, etc.
Develops and uses educational materials and presentations about the NDP, post-intensive care syndrome, anxiety, depression, PTSS, PTSD and coping skills for families to use with patients’ parents, primary care doctors, school guidance counselors and teachers regarding mental health, behavioral or educational needs for NDP patients as they return to school.
Attends NDP clinic team preparation meetings (currently twice monthly) to review patient/family.
Attends NDP outpatient clinic (twice monthly) to repeat screening surveys and provide informal mental health care to parents during their child’s medical appointment as needed.
Screens inpatient census for families meeting enrollment criteria for the SLCH neurodevelopmental follow-up program (NDP). This includes contact with the patients’ primary medical teams to confirm eligibility and preferred timing of family approach.
Maintains active log of enrolled patients and where they are in their course of treatment. Distribute this log to the NDP team as a weekly update.
Assists in scheduling NDP patients for their NDP follow-up appointment as needed.
Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
Attends required certification trainings as required by licensure and program needs.
Master’s degree in Social Work, licensed or provisionally licenses, with at least 2 years of experience in case management, counseling/therapeutic interventions, including familiarity with DSM.
Extensive clinical experience with high-risk populations who has documented history of success and prior management of complex clinical programs and experience in analyzing and publishing program data.
Criteria for anxiety, depression and PTSD; extensive clinical experience with populations affected by trauma, and documented history of successful management of complex clinical programs and experience in analyzing program data.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Social Work, professionally licensed, experienced working with families and children, and be a highly self-motivated individual who can work independently.
This individual should possess the ability to work with families and children who have experienced trauma, utilizing evidence-based practice interventions, and have some interest in working in a clinical and research environment, with possible inclusion in program grants and manuscript writing.
Familiar and comfortable with ICU & inpatient hospital setting.
Team leadership experience.
5-10 years’ experience.
The candidate will have mature, effective communication skills with the ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary team setting.
The ideal candidate will have effective interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills.
The hiring range for this position is $60,840 - $77,584 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C13.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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