Case Manager - Pediatrics

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Case Manager - Pediatrics

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Nursing

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2400015V

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

The Department of Pediatrics and School of Public Health are seeking a Case Manager to work with our grant-funded program to develop a hospital-community violence intervention program. This person will work with the team to develop and work with patients who are victims of firearm violence (ages 18-30). The Case Manager will work with a multi-disciplinary team and community partners to address firearm injury within our community. We are a passionate and skilled group that is seeking someone who is interested in community-based research and interventions. In addition, they will provide professional case management and social work services and oversee the care of patients. Provide indirect services to patients: provides utilization review oversight of the treatment program; acts as an advocate for the patient/family with the treatment team and third party payers.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Location:

UTHealth Houston Pediatrics

6431 Fannin Street , Houston, TX 77030

Schedule: Full-Time, Mon-Fr, (Flexibility to work a hybrid schedule)

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Oversees patients’ care and progress in treatment in order to prevent both the under-utilization and over-utilization of inpatient treatment services through feedback to and from the patient, significant others, the treatment team, third party payers and community resources.

  2. Provides third party payers with clinical data in order to justify, advocate for, and arrange for necessary services for the patient while in the hospital, as well as after discharge.

  3. Works with a multidisciplinary treatment team to develop an individualized treatment and discharge plan that enables patients to quickly begin or return to outpatient treatment programs;

  4. Develops a discharge plan that will support patient's ongoing recovery and development.

  5. Assesses patients at admission and throughout the treatment program; conducts interviews with patients and significant others to determine assets as well as challenges to optimal patient functioning both while in the program and upon discharge to a lesser restrictive level of care.

  6. Establishes and maintains relationships with community resources to assist patient’s needs at discharge for ongoing treatment, residence, financial support, transportation, education, and vocational rehabilitation.

  7. Provides direct services to patients which includes the following: assessment, treatment and discharge planning; individual, couple, and family education, crisis prevention and supportive counseling.

  8. Must be able to respond to emergency situations.

  9. May be assigned to act as mentor to new employees and to social work students.

  10. Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from the Texas Board of Social Work examiners required, certification in case management preferred.

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree in social work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Minimum Experience:

Five years experience in medical social work, to include two years in case management.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.