Minnesota Professional, Clinical & Support Services Bluestone Physician Services provides expert, on-site geriatric healthcare services to members in the comfort of their own home. We are the largest provider of residential primary care in the nation, serving thousands living in assisted living and memory care communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida. Bluestone has proven that personal engagement, quality of care, and exceptional service results in high patient and staff satisfaction. Are you looking for growth and opportunity with an amazing organization? Join us in this exciting new position and learn why Bluestone Physician Services has been voted as one of Star Tribune’s Top 150 employers 9 years in a row! The Geriatric Care Manager is a core member of the collaborative care team, including a Bluestone primary care provider and psychiatric consultant, as well as the community staff caregivers. The Behavioral Health Care Manager is responsible for supporting Bluestone's patients who are experiencing any mental, behavioral health, or psychiatric condition including Alzheimer's and related dementias. Additionally the Care Manager is responsible for providing support to caregivers and family in order to ensure the highest quality of life possible. This p os ition requires local travel throughout St. Cloud, Sartell, and Sauk Rapids areas, as well as remote working with regular business hours. Primary Responsibilities: Provide ongoing necessary education and support to patient's care team on Alzheimer's disease and related memory loss/dementia and their impact on cognitive function Provide ongoing necessary education and support to patient’s care team on Serious and Persistent Mental Illness diagnoses and their impact on cognitive function Establish care plans that outline interventions to reduce behavioral episodes and improve function and safety Provide behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques such as motivational interviewing, problem-solving, modeling, active listening, other techniques as appropriate Identify and provide de-escalation strategies and crisis resources for caregivers, patients, and families Provide effective non-pharmacological behavior prevention and reduction solutions Identify strategies to anticipate and calmly de-escalate distress behaviors Systematically track treatment response and monitor patients for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications Complete validated rating scales monthly to monitor and assess response to care plan interventions Participate in regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultations with internal and external psychiatric consultants Facilitate referrals for the clinically indicated services outside of the organization (e.g. mental health specialty care, social services, support groups, etc.) Build community staff skills and confidence in managing behaviors through education and relationship building Qualifications: Formal education or specialized training in behavioral health, including social work, nursing, psychology, or related fields One or more years of experience in memory care and/or dementia-related care Valid driver’s license required Knowledge of behavioral health, dementia, and care planning Knowledge of assessments, screenings, and care planning for mental health disorders Ability to engage patients in a therapeutic relationship when appropriate Ability to work independently with excellent time-management and organizational skills Ability to maintain professional relationships with patients and other members of the care team Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with diverse populations Intermediate-level computer proficiency with email, fax, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases Excellent customer service skills Must have received or be willing to receive COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire. Accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons will be considered. Bluestone offers excellent benefits to our employees including: Competitive wages Health Insurance Dental Insurance Company paid Life Insurance Company paid Short and Long-term Disability Health Savings Account (HSA) Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Retirement plan with 4% matching contributions Three weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) Nine paid (non-working) holidays Mileage reimbursement Company sponsored cell phone and laptop By working here, you have the chance to make a difference in the lives of others. Our success has translated into a rapidly-growing organization, offering career opportunities in recognition of hard work. To find more information about exciting opportunities within our innovative and ever-growing organization, please visit www.bluestonemd.com Experienced
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