Peninsula Hospital is a division of Parkwest Medical Center Knoxville TN
Case Manager - Psych Services, Quality Management
Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift
Position Summary: The Inpatient Case Manager communicates and acts as liaison with courts, referral sources, and other individuals and agencies as necessary during patient’s hospitalization and post discharge. The Case Manager conducts screenings for referral service, and participates in referral development and education in the community. He/she contacts and assures medical, emotional health, recovery and other appointments as needed and indicated by patient need. The Case Manager role includes facilitation of treatment plan interventions and aftercare planning with patients. Case Management requires independent decision making skills necessary for the care of the patient in terms of environmental assessment skills and reporting abilities. The Case Manager coordinates information to and from the referral sources and families to the treating team.
Minimum Education: BSW or BA/BS in closely related discipline. (NOTE: Non-related degree may be considered with five (5) years relevant experience.) Experience may not be substituted for a degree.
Minimum Experience: Requires a minimum of one (1) year’s experience in direct patient care in the mental health field. Knowledge of chemical dependency, child and adolescent development, chronic mental illness, and DSM IV diagnosis needed. Knowledge of psychiatric inpatient treatment is beneficial. Crisis stabilization skills are required.
Licensure Requirement: CPR, First Aid, and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standards. Employee must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license Class D and state mandated minimum insurance coverage. Driving record must meet Covenant Health minimum standards at the date of hire and throughout employment tenure.
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