Bluestone Physición Services provides expert, on-site geriatric healthcare services to members in the comfort of their own home. We are the largest provider of residential primary care in the nation, serving thousands living in assisted living and memory care communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida. Bluestone has proven that personal engagement, quality of care, and exceptional service results in high patient and staff satisfaction.
Are you looking for growth and opportunity with an amazing organization? Join us in this exciting new position and learn why Bluestone Physición Services has been voted as one of Minnesotaâ€™s Top 150 employers 8 years in a row!
The Behavioral Health Care Manager is a core member of the collaborative care team, including a Bluestone primary care provider and psychiatric consultant, as well as the community staff caregivers. The Behavioral Health Care Manager is responsible for supporting Bluestone's patients who are experiencing any mental, behavioral health, or psychiatric condition including Alzheimer's and related dementias. Additionally the Care Manager is responsible for providing support to caregivers and family in order to ensure the highest quality of life possible. Position is home-based with required local travel throughout of Jacksonville, St. Augustine and surrounding areas and is regular business hours.
Primary Responsibilities:Provide ongoing necessary education and support to patient's care team on Alzheimer's disease and related memory loss/dementia and their impact on cognitive functionProvide ongoing necessary education and support to patientâ€™s care team on Serious and Persistent Mental Illness diagnoses and their impact on cognitive functionEstablish care plans that outline interventions to reduce behavioral episodes and improve function and safetyProvide behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques such as motivational interviewing, problem-solving, modeling, active listening, other techniques as appropriateIdentify and provide de-escalation strategies and crisis resources for caregivers, patients, and families Provide effective non-pharmacological behavior prevention and reduction solutionsIdentify strategies to anticipate and calmly de-escalate distress behaviorsSystematically track treatment response and monitor patients for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complicationsComplete validated rating scales monthly to monitor and assess response to care plan interventionsParticipate in regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultations with internal and external psychiatric consultantsFacilitate referrals for the clinically indicated services outside of the organization (e.g. mental health specialty care, social services, support groups, etc.)Build community staff skills and confidence in managing behaviors through education and relationship building
Qualifications:Degree in Social Work or Psychology One or more years of experience in memory care and/or dementia-related care Valid driverâ€™s license requiredKnowledge of behavioral health, dementia, and care planning Knowledge of assessments, screenings, and care planning for mental health disordersAbility to engage patients in a therapeutic relationship when appropriateAbility to work independently with excellent time-management and organizational skillsAbility to maintain professional relationships with patients and other members of the care teamAbility to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with diverse populationsIntermediate-level computer proficiency with email, fax, word processing, spreadsheets, and databasesExcellent customer service skills
Bluestone offers excellent benefits to our employees including:Competitive wagesHealth InsuranceDental InsuranceCompany paid Life InsuranceCompany paid Short and Long-term DisabilityHealth Savings Account (HSA)Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Retirement plan with 4% matching contributionsThree weeks Paid Time Off (PTO)Nine paid (non-working) holidaysMileage reimbursementCompany sponsored cell phone and laptop
By working here, you have the chance to make a difference in the lives of others. Our success has translated into a rapidly-growing organization, offering career opportunities in recognition of hard work. To find more information about exciting opportunities within our innovative and ever-growing organization, please visit .bluestonemd
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