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Behavioral Health Care Manager-(Field)

Behavioral Health Care Manager (Field Position):

Manhattan, NY:

Conducts comprehensive member psychosocial assessments through root cause analysis and performs clinical intervention through the development of a care management treatment plan specific to each member with high level acuity needs. Manages members with severe mental illness who have high rates of behavioral health utilization and/or severe psychosocial vulnerability. Assess members to recommend activities and behavioral routines to meet the social and medical needs of members and their families. Provides support and/or intervention and assists members in understanding the implications and complexities of their current medical situation and/or overall personal care.

Reports to: Director, Behavioral Health

Department: Healthcare Services

Location: Manhattan, NY


Essential Functions:

  • Assesses, plans, implements, monitors and evaluates options and services to meet complex psychosocial health needs of inpatient and outpatient members. Manages a caseload in compliance with contractual obligations and WellCare standards.
  • Conducts comprehensive member assessments through root cause analysis based on referred member's needs and benefit plan eligibility, and performs clinical intervention through the development of a care management treatment plan specific to each member with high level acuity needs.
  • Manages members with severe mental illness who have high rates of behavioral health utilization and/or severe psychosocial vulnerability. Works towards achievement of optimal clinical and resource outcomes.
  • Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of care plan and modifies plan as needed. Supports member access to appropriate quality and cost effective care. Coordinates with internal and external resources to meet identified needs of the member's care plan and collaborates with providers.
  • Acts as a liaison and member advocate between the member/family, physician and facilities/agencies. Provides clinical consultation to physicians, professional staff and other teams members/supervisors to provide optimal quality patient care and effective operations.
  • Interacts continuously with members, family, physician(s), and other resources to determine appropriate behavioral action needed to address medical needs. Reviews benefits options, researches community resources, trains/creates behavioral routines and enables members to be active participants in their own healthcare.
  • Ensures members are engaging with their PCP to complete their care management treatment plan or preventive care services.
  • Assists in obtaining benefits for members through community resources when benefits are exhausted or not available.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • In Hawaii, Registered Nurses may monitor the effect of medications, provide medication administration and education as needed under guidance of the Psychiatrist. The may provide education and clinical care for medical conditions and assists the Psychiatrist with member adherence to medications.
  • Incumbents engaged in Florida's SMI program will manage members with severe mental illness who have high rates of behavioral health utilization and/or severe psychosocial vulnerability. Incumbents will travel extensively to member's inpatient bedside, home or other facility.


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