MAXIMUS

  • Clinical Assessor

    Job Locations US-NY-Jamaica
    Posted Date 6 days ago(1/14/2020 12:09 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2020-48481
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Schedule
    Regular Full-Time
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    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com.

    Job Description Summary

    SUMMARY
    Conduct face to face biopsychosocial assessment to determine Functional Capacity Outcome (FCO)

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    1. Gather and review supporting documentation in preparation of assessment
    2. Complete clinical assessment and re-assessments within required turnaround times
    3. Collect data, define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions for supporting a superior written rationale for review determination.
    4. Attends and participates in scheduled contract, committee, and all-staff meetings
    5. Uses independent clinical judgment to make defensible assessment decisions
    6. Collaborates with client on program needs to achieve desired outcomes
    7. Perform all job duties in compliance with Person First standards, HIPAA guidelines, and company confidentiality policies and procedures
    8. Works on assignments that are routine in nature, with responsibilities easily learned on the job.
    9. Communicates routine information in a clear and accurate way with internal & external contacts


    JOB REQUIREMENTS
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Working knowledge of the SSA Sequential Evaluation process
    • Ability to perform all job duties in compliance with Person First standards, HIPAA guidelines and company policies
    • Working knowledge and understanding of behavioral health diagnoses, psychotropic medications, medical diagnoses and prescribed medications
    • Acquires job skills and learns applicable policies and procedures to complete routine tasks.
    • Able to read, understand & perform assignments within prescribed guidelines.
    • Excellent knowledge of diverse cultures and issues, with the ability to incorporate special needs into utilization review decisions
    • Excellent ability to multitask while effectively performing job duties, which include prioritizing tasks; ensure all voice mail and email messages are monitored and responded to within 2 business hours of receipt
    • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team while exhibiting excellent interpersonal skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to interact professionally and collegially with providers (hospital & nursing facility, physicians, community service workers, etc.), state contract officers, and coworkers while seeking or providing information
    • Ability to collect data, define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions for supporting a superior written rationale for review determination
    • Excellent computer skills with experience in word processing, email and spreadsheets {Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel preferred); ability to work with dual computer monitors, research information on the internet, utilize company resources/ tools stored on various systems

    Education/Job Requirements
    The job requires a Master’s degree in Health, Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, or related field.
    Candidates must have current and appropriate license(s) in the State of New York, and be a Qualified Health Professional” (QHP) consists of the following licensed or certified health professionals: Physician Assistants (PA), Nurse Practitioners (NP), Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC), Physicians (MD), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) and/or other credentialed professionals as may be approved by HRA. A Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) must have at least two years of direct clinical experience in either conducting assessments similar to the CA/CRA process and/or in conducting treatment.

    Experience
    Minimum of 2 years experience working with persons with a variety of physical and behavioral health needs.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    - Responsible for completing timely and quality assessments per working day

    - Conducts on-site and telephonic long-term care assessments to determine an individual’s needs for long-term services and supports

    - Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and Holidays as required by client contract

    - Ability to travel as required by client contract

    Minimum Requirements:

    - RN, LPN, MSW or associated licensure required as dictated by client contract

    - At least one (1) year clinical experience; working knowledge of community support programs; and understanding of performing long-term care clinical assessments.  Knowledge of state contract and methodology preferred.  Experience level is dictated by client contract

    - Perform all job duties in compliance with Person First standards, HIPAA guidelines, and company confidentiality policies and procedures

    - Excellent knowledge of diverse cultures and issues, with the ability to incorporate special needs into utilization review decisions

    - Working knowledge and understanding of medical diagnoses and prescribed medications

    - Excellent ability to multitask while effectively performing job duties, which include prioritizing tasks; ensure all voice mail and email messages are monitored and responded to within 24 hours of receipt or as required by client contract

    - Ability to work independently, as well as within a team while exhibiting excellent interpersonal skills

    - Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    - Ability to interact professionally and collegially with State Stakeholders (hospitals, nursing facilities, physicians, community service workers, etc.), state contract officers, and coworkers while seeking or providing information

    - Ability to collect data, define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions for supporting a superior written rationale for review determinations

    - Excellent computer skills with experience in word processing, email and spreadsheets (Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel preferred); ability to work securely in remote locations, research information on the internet, utilize company resources/ tools stored on company sites

    - Work on-call rotation to support hospital assessments during weekends and Holidays as required by client contract

    - Job requires extensive travel using personal motor vehicle.  Due to the nature of the job, a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.  The incumbent is responsible for submitting updated copies of driver’s license and vehicle insurance information as needed

     

    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

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