Case Worker Outreach
Company: Lifespan Corporation
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Responsible for coordinating the exchange of pertinent clinical and
medical information between the admitting psychiatric facility or
prison facility and the current GHI treatment program as well as
other relevant involved parties. Short-term casework will also be
provided on an as needed basis while long term or alternate
treatment is being arranged. Conduct substance abuse treatment with
clients in need according to the 12 core functions of substance
abuse counseling as defined by the ICRC.
This position will have duties and responsibilities in both the
Pawtucket (103 Bacon St.) and the Johnston (1443 Hartford Avenue)
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assess and monitor consumers while inpatient at a psychiatric
facility or incarcerated.
Conducts a mental status exam and risk assessment in preparation
Assess the consumers response to inpatient care and discusses the
results with the appropriate Hospital and Center staff.
Recommend treatment and disposition based on facts and data
gathered in the clinical assessment.
Conduct and document screening assessment of new or readmitted
consumers for presentation and review at ES disposition
Conduct record reviews to establish behavior patterns of long term
inpatient consumers and recommends alternative placements when
Coordinate and monitors treatment services for all assigned
Provide hospital staff with comprehensive history of patient
including past and hospitalizations and past and current treatment
Communicate to hospital staff the recommendations of the GHI
treatment program and psychiatrist and reports on the response of
the hospital staff to the Gateway treatment.
Participate in treatment plan meetings and difficult case
Obtain release of information from patients to gather past
treatment history in an effort to conduct an accurate assessment
and diagnosis and to facilitate the coordination of appointments
Coordinates and arranges treatment and services with other agencies
and appropriate resources.
Coordinates discharge plans and services for clients returning to
the community and ensures that they are carried out in a timely
manner as identified in their plan of treatment.
Attend and acts a witness at Civil Court on behalf of the consumer
and/or treatment team. Facilitates information and preparation for
Civil Court as needed.
Coordinate all applications for long term care.
Provides short term casework and support to the consumer and their
family while longer term services are secured.
Assists clients who do not meet criteria for admission to Gateway
for necessary referrals.
Coordinates services for clients returning to the community
including intake follow up psychiatric appointments casework
services/appointments transportation and referrals for psychiatric
Identifies recommends and consults regarding referral alternatives
for consumers who do not meet criteria for admission to
Ensures responsibly is assigned to all aspects of the discharge
Provides all necessary information to staff upon discharge.
Ensures prison medical record is available as well as probation or
Obtains proper insurance authorizations from care managers as
needed in securing treatment appointments upon discharge.
Ensures documentation compliance with licensure contract and GHI
Obtain proper insurance authorization as appropriate for
Ensure correct information transfer from hospital to Gateway.
Documents all inpatient admissions according to hospital tracking
Represent GHI at community agency meetings and ensure flow of
Actively discusses and monitors the status of Hospital admissions
with hospital staff.
Works cooperatively with care managers of insurance providers.
Provides psychoeducational services to clients and their
families/significant others based on modality frequency participant
and location specifications prescribed in the individual treatment
plan. Services will include provision of information regarding
mental illness alcohol and substance abuse effective parenting
behavior management as well as support groups for caregivers of
individuals with behavioral health issues.
Educates consumers and their families on recommended program.
Educates consumers and their families on the how to access the GHI
Emergency Services department in the event there is the need.
Provide education to outside agencies as necessary regarding GHI
Acts as backup liaison to Gateway Emergency Services and ES
screenings teams at Pawtucket and Johnston sites.
Schedules duties in coordination with other ES clinicians and
modifies work schedule as needed to ensure that the department is
responsive to the consumers needs.
Attends all necessary meetings.
Perform data collection as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in Mental Health or equivalent. Two years direct
experience treating persons with severe mental illness.
JOB KNOWLEDGE SKILL AND ABILITY:
Read analyze interpret professional journals policy and procedures
and governmental regulations.
Clearly and cogently document clinical information in accordance
with Gateway policy and procedure.
Write reports and general correspondence.
Effectively present information and respond to questions from
professionals managers clients family members and the general
Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete
variables in situations where only limited standardization
Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written oral and
diagram or schedule form.
Analyze client and system information evaluate staff identify
problems establish facts draw valid conclusions develop options and
strategies for resolving problems monitor implementation and
evaluate the problem solving process for effectiveness.
Ability to successfully complete all required training and
Oral and written communication skills including speech grammar
spelling and legibility are at sufficient level to ensure effective
and appropriate communication.
Ability to add subtract multiply and divide in all unites of
measure using whole numbers common fractions and decimals either
manually or by use of a calculator.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race color religion sex national origin age
ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or
expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan
is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: GHI-Charlestown-4705 Old PoStreetRoad
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Shift 1
Keywords: Lifespan Corporation, Warwick , Case Worker Outreach, Other , Charlestown, Rhode Island
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