MI Residential Services - MOMs
Full Time; 40 hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm; Weekends on-call
- Tuscaloosa, AL -
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to make decisions promptly, appropriately, and independently.
- Comprehension of the Mental Health delivery system.
- Knowledge of psychotropic medications.
- Excellent ability to work within the agency to serve the needs of the clients.
- Excellent social interaction skills.
- Ability to work with other program coordinators in a cooperative, supportive manner.
- Knowledge of cultural diversity.
- Person-centered philosophy of client care.
- Complete and maintain MAC (Medication Assistance Certification).This certification must be completed within the 90 days of employment.
- Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to IRMHC policies and procedures.
- Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to Department of Mental Health standards.
- Ensure all safety, fire prevention, and health measures are followed.
- Ensure that a good driving record is maintained at all times, particularly in transporting consumers or driving on center related business.
- Ensure that all state and Medicaid standards for the programs are maintained.
- Assist with the screening of consumers coming into the program.
- Continually monitor consumers within the programs and work with staff to implement appropriate movement plans.
- Ensure that all staff within the program has adequate programmatic training to provide safe and effective care.
- Schedule all staff to attend required staff training.
- Ensure the facility has adequate supplies including food.
- Report any concerns of absenteeism to the Residential Coordinator and/or Manager.
- Rotate on-call responsibilities.
- Ensure staff are scheduled according to guidelines.
- Complete bi-weekly notes, as required by DMH standards.
- Work with clients and other agencies to ensure clients obtain benefits.
- Monitor documentation for the Clinical Program, to ensure that treatment plans/reviews, group/individual BLS notes, significant event logs, and clinical staff notes are appropriate and complete.
- Ensure accurate and up-to-date files on all consumers and completion of documentation in a timely manner.
- Conduct individual or group training as indicated.
- Participate with therapists, nurse, and program staff in all treatment team meetings.
- Provide collaboration and consultation to community agencies as needed.
- Coordinate the transportation of community clients to/from the Clinical Program.
- Work with nursing staff to coordinate securing consumers’ medications and appropriate medication management within the program.
- Complete monthly administrative reports as required (requisitions, on-call, residential report, meals, etc.).
- Supervise/assist with scheduling of staff to ensure adequate coverage of the programs in the most cost-effective manner.
- Ensure that the upkeep of the facilities is maintained.
- Provide involvement in the development of necessary forms and policies for the programs.
- Maintain communication and awareness of current events by reading memos, e-mails, bulletin boards, and communication logs.
- Must complete MAC training requirements within 3 months of start date (effective March 1, 2014) and maintain MAC certification.
- Direct Care Staff in the Mental Illness (MI) Division are responsible for meeting monthly billing productivity standards, which include facilitating basic living skills to ensure client independent living progress. DCS must meet or exceed the following monthly billing requirements as indicated by shift and/or residential program. Andante, Culver, MOM’s Apartments, a total of 115 hours; Thompson, a total of 88 hours; Pinefield, a total of 88 hours; Carrollton Manor 1, a total of 100 hours.
- Work independently and/or with teams to complete assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner with minimum supervision.
- Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor, manager, Executive Director or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of employment.
- Maintain the confidential nature of all consumer and Organization related activities by not divulging information outside the facility, discussing information within the facility on a need-to-know basis, acknowledging policy annually by signing confidentiality statement, and by referring media and general inquiries to the Executive Director.
- Adhere to attendance and punctuality policy by allowing adequate time to arrive, clock-in and assume responsibilities at designated time, adhering to meal and break times and making timely requests for annual leave and reporting the need for sick leave in accordance with policy.
- Comply with all standards related to safety and health by maintaining current TB Test, CPR/First Aid, CPI, and by reporting infections and on-the-job injuries in accordance with policy.
- Identify opportunities for improving the quality of services provided by the department and the organization.
- All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor or Executive Director.
- Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences and 2 years experience in a direct service area required.
- Mental health experience preferred.
- Current Alabama driver's license and good driving record as defined by Indian Rivers’ policy.
- Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
Working Conditions, HIPAA, Other Guidelines:
Job Specifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
HIPAA: Must be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA regulations with regard to protected health information as defined by HIPAA and IRMHC. Minimally accesses verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI, usually incidentally to an approved use and /or disclosure as pertains to consumer’s financial, demographic, and/or clinical data.
Working Conditions: Works in general office environment and in consumer programs; may require long hours. Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computer, copier, multi-line phone and fax machine. Some risk involved in the event of aggressive/out-of-control consumers. Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license.
Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform essential functions.
Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance
- Prescription Drug Coverage
- Employees Retirement System of Alabama
- Paid Time Off
- Mileage Reimbursement
- Voluntary dental, vision, and life insurances
Competitive benefits including Alabama Retirement Systems
Come join our team today! Apply online at www.irbh.org
Indian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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