Clinical Case Manager II - North Central Early Steps
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Work type:Staff Full-Time
Location:Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories:Administrative/Professional, Health Profession
Department:29090700 - MD-PEDS-DEI
Clinical Case Manager II
The COM Department of Pediatrics has diverse academic missions including research, patient care, clinical service contracts and the medical education of residents, fellows, medical students and healthcare professionals, Graduate Assistants and PostDoc Associates in the research arena. Early Steps is a support program division in the department. It is Florida's early intervention system that offers services to infants and toddlers with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Early Intervention is provided to support families and caregivers in developing the competence and confidence to help their child learn and develop.
This position will provide support to families of infants made eligible for the Part C program during hospitalization in the Department of Pediatrics NICU and coordinate the transition process to home.
- This position is a Medicaid billable position where incumbent will be responsible for utilizing a 3-Tier process for following referrals and completion of all intake coordination activities for infants referred to the program through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She/he will be required to initiate contacts with parents/guardians to explain our program philosophy, eligibility, evaluation process, document the families' concerns, obtain patient and family information, provide parent education on developmental issues, initiate the Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP), and schedule family upon discharge with their service coordinator.
- This position will complete neonatal behavioral assessments to be used in the development of the interim IFSP. She/he will consult with the NICU team to assure cohesive and consistent goals based on the developmental needs and capabilities of each child and family transitioning out of the NICU. She/he will maintain accurate and up to date documentation of the interventions and the effectiveness of the services offered to each child and their family to demonstrate measurable progress being made
- This position is responsible for maintenance of patient records, billing, and data collection. In addition to the documentation, this position enters the data related to the above into the statewide data system, which includes billing targeted case management activities in the state data system within the required timeline. This requires knowledge of the data system, documentation procedures, Medicaid documentation and billing requirements, and the regulations governing Florida's implementation of Part C
- This position acts as a community liaison for the Early Steps Program, networking with other providers of early intervention services, including the public school systems, private providers, and the medical system. This requires attendance at interagency council meetings, agency staffing, state meetings, and in-service trainings. This position requires driving to these meetings located in the ten county service area.
- This position is required to participate in in-service training programs as specified by the State Early Steps Program. Completion of this requirement must be documented in the coordinator's personnel file.
$44,000-$47,000; commensurate within this range based on qualifications and experience
Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and five years of appropriate experience.
Must meet State requirements for an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist and Service Coordinator certification. Working knowledge of the concepts, practices, and techniques in the field of Early Intervention, including infant-toddler assessments and development of IFSPs.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in special education, elementary education, early childhood education, psychology, nursing, child development, counseling, social work, child and family studies, or related human service field and one year professional experience working with infants, toddlers, or preschoolers with or at risk for developmental delays, disabilities, or atypical development.
Strong understanding of infant-toddler mental health and family systems based knowledge and applied practice. Along with working knowledge in neonatal to toddler development.
Skill in working with young children and their families in collaborating with parents and other professionals.
Communication and interpersonal skills which are effective, respectful, and sensitive with respect to a diverse and multicultural population of children, families, and co-workers.
Skills in problem-solving, mediation, conflict resolution and team work are essential for collaboration as a team member, as well as for working with families and community agencies.
Ability to function under pressure in a fast-paced human service environment.
Knowledge of IDEA, Part C Early Intervention
Working knowledge of child development, family dynamics, developmental disabilities, and factors which place infants/ toddlers at risk for developmental delays
Experience writing outcome and qualitative note taking abilities
Experience working with community support systems and resources
Strong computer skills. Comfortable in using Microsoft Suite: Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint and databases
Must be capable of dealing with periodic cyclical workload pressures and levels of responsibility
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a time-limited position.
Normal work hours are Monday though Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Travel around the service area is required. Flex time may be needed.
To be considered for this position, please upload your cover letter or letter of interest, resume and a list of professional references.
The University of Florida is an equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
Health Assessment Required:Yes
Advertised:15 Aug 2019Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:22 Aug 2019Eastern Daylight Time