Registered Nurse Case Manager - Behavioral Health, Outpatient

Location
Bethel, AK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 02, 2019
Closes
Nov 20, 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) is located in the Southwestern Alaska town of Bethel, with a total of approximately 6,000 people. YKHC supports 1500 employees, providing the health services to a primarily Yup'ik Eskimo Native population for an area the size of Oregon. Services are provided through a Bethel located hospital and 50 clinics throughout the YK Delta.

Position Summary:

Working with a multi-disciplinary team to provide appropriate case management and coordinating of services with clients, families, medical staff and behavioral health staff while utilizing critical thinking skills as a nurse. Work closely with the Behavioral Health mid-level provider and support/manage their caseload. Helping develop, implement and evaluation of nursing program within Behavioral Health. Conduct medication related trainings to staff, clients and families.

Position Qualifications:
  • Minimum Education: Must have completed a program of education in nursing from an NLN approved institution. BSN required, MSN preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: 3 - 5 years prior experience in nursing.
  • License, Certification, Registration: In addition, must be licensed in good standing in the State of Alaska as a Registered Professional Nurse. Current BLS. The successful candidate will be required to pass and maintain competencies for this position.
  • Equipment/Tools: Office machines (i.e. computer, copier, fax, telephone, Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
    • Knowledge of Medical Terminology
    • Ability to work in patient care environments

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) is located in the Southwestern Alaska town of Bethel, with a total of approximately 6,000 people. YKHC supports 1500 employees, providing the health services to a primarily Yup'ik Eskimo Native population for an area the size of Oregon. Services are provided through a Bethel located hospital and 50 clinics throughout the YK Delta.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervision, provides a variety of village-based substance use assessments, screenings, crisis stabilization, and rehabilitation services consistent with their education, training and experience. Examples of these services include but are not limited to prevention, early intervention, and follow-up services to clients experiencing a variety of behavioral health issues. The BHA-II will be responsible for providing access to and delivery of appropriate services under the direction of a licensed clinician.

Position Qualifications:
  • Minimum Education: A minimum of BHA-II certification, currently enrolled in or have completed Rural Human Services degree, or an AA/AS degree in Psychology, Human Services or related field and have completed a minimum of 2000 hours of direct or indirect supervised work experiencing providing Behavioral Health related services in Village Services. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Minimum Experience: Two (2) years experience in the field of Community Services, may be volunteer work if documented. Demonstrates mature judgment, must have the ability to communicate, retrieve and present data and information both verbally, written and electronic. Must be flexible with work schedule and possess the ability for independent actions within prescribed limits.
  • License, Certifications, Registration: Must partner with supervisor to maintain BHA-II certification and advance to BHA-III certification level. Must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 140 hours towards a specialized BHA-II raining program and a 100 hour clinical practicum under the direct supervision of a licensed clinician.
  • Equipment/Tools: Must have computer skills and experience with programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. Must have excellent telephone etiquette. Good verbal and writing communication skills. Bilingual Yupik/English/Regional preferred.
  • Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Medicaid regulations and appropriate documentation used for Behavioral Health field. Ability to read and comprehend intermediate level instructions, correspondence and ability to write and implement treatment plan interventions with supervision. Ability to demonstrate counseling skills through client contact and participation in peer consult meetings. Ability to carry out multiple instructions in intense situations and/or crisis. Demonstrate active responsibility for managing and tracking BHA credentialing status as well as demonstrate a willingness to work as a team with other BHAs of various levels and supervisory team. Ability to screen clients using provided screening tools such as Alaska Screening Tool, Client Status Review, and ASAM dimensions and make appropriate recommendations under the indirect supervision of Clinical Supervisor. Participate in work groups based on interest and need in Village Services program. Demonstrate ability to effectively facilitate client groups and individual sessions with appropriate documentation and billing that meets agency, Medicaid, and Joint Commission standards.

Benefits Include:
  • Generous PTO beginning at 4.5 weeks
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee Wellness Center

YKHC applies Alaska Native/American Indian (under PL 93-638), EEO, and Veteran Preferences. Under federal and state laws, YKHC performs criminal history and background checks to ensure customers are protected.

Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health
www.ykhc.org

For more information, please contact YKHC Recruitment at: ykhc_recruitment@ykhc.org

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