Community Behavioral Health Specialist- Psychiatric Case Manager
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Internal Number: 139389
Expected Starting Salary: 21-22/hr
Location: Hamilton County
This position requires meeting clients in their homes, community, schools, etc. In addition, transporting clients in their own vehicle to/from appointments, school, community events, etc.
Community Psychiatric Support Treatment (CPST) and Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) provide services to children and adolescents with mental illness within all settings that meet the needs of the individual. These services may involve collateral contacts.
CPST and TBS services provides an array of services delivered by community based providers. Services address the individualized mental health needs of the client which vary in hours, type, and intensity of services. CPST/TBS services are designed to provide specific, measurable, and individualized services to each client served.
Activities of the service shall consist of one or more of the following:
Ongoing assessment of needs;
Assistance in achieving personal independence in managing basic needs as identified by the individual and/or parent or guardian;
Facilitation of further development of daily living skills, if identified by the individual and/or parent or guardian;
Assistance with accessing natural support systems in the community; and linkages to formal community service/systems;
Coordination and/or assistance in crisis management and stabilization as needed;
Advocacy and outreach;
Mental health interventions that address symptoms, behaviors, thought processes, etc., that assist an individual in eliminating barriers to seeking or maintaining education and employment.
Patient/Family Interaction and Education
Provides therapeutic intervention to assigned caseload of patients based upon an Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) developed with the families, at the frequency specified in the ITP, under the supervision of the Clinical Manager. Critical thinking skills are employed in implementing these therapeutic interventions, which are provided in the patients home, school and other natural environments in the community as appropriate. Transports patient and/or caregiver in personal automobile (after conducting a safety assessment) at times to provide individualized supportive services and to help ensure attendance at all appointments. Provides coaching and psychoeducation to families in a culturally competent manner, including safety plans as indicated. Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning. Recognizes the effects that trauma may have on the patient and family. Utilizes Situation Awareness concepts as appropriate. Embraces relationship-based care.
Participate in regular team planning meetings as appropriate or needed. Assist the multidisciplinary team during patient care, and/or parent and staff training related to individual behavioral and education programs, data collection, and environmental modifications to promote patient success. Implement discipline specific interventions after discipline modeling and treatment integrity checks.
Behavioral Intervention/Clinical Activity
Function as a member of the outpatient behavioral intervention program to assess behavioral function and implement behavioral and educational protocols. Implement behavior assessment protocols as designed by psychology staff. Provide insight into antecedent events and consequences that may affect behavioral treatment. Implement individualized and/or group behavior and education intervention plans as prescribed. Utilize safe management and crisis intervention techniques as appropriate. Participate in problem-solving of behavioral-medical treatment options. Participate in team staffing of children.
Documents accurately and timely the therapeutic interventions provided and response of patients/families/significant adults in the electronic medical record (Epic) per state requirements and established quality standards. Apply appropriate policies and procedures for work flow within Epic, including accurately implementing Epic Prelude, Epic Cadence and Epic Ambulatory.
High school diploma or equivalent AND 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline OR
Bachelor's Degree in a related field
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About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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