• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Case Manager

    Category
    Nursing
    Job Location
    US-AR-Fort Smith
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Case Manager will assist the client in obtaining the most appropriate services available and coordinating these services to form a support system which allows a lifestyle which is least restrictive and most desirable to the client. The Case Manager will act as an advocate in representing the citizen of our service area. He or she will be supervised by the Nursing Supervisor and/or Assistant Nursing Supervisor.

    Responsibilities

    • Receive referrals and perform an initial assessment as directed maintain the appropriate time frame as established.
    • Maintain accurate documentation of all contacts with/and on behalf of clients as set forth in established guidelines.
    • Arrange for and assist the client in gaining access to all needed medical, social, educational and other services including service providers.
    • Maintain confidentiality of records and of all communication with client.
    • Monitor monthly or as necessary on all current clients.
    • Maintain a current monthly programmatic.
    • Prepare monthly billing forms as needed.
    • Keep up to date on the status of each active case until a final disposition is determined.
    • Reassess client every six months.
    • Attend meetings as required including litigation proceedings.
    • Act as liaison to other service agencies.
    • Be knowledgeable of current procedures regarding Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, Medicare, Guardianship, Consumer Protection, Veterans Benefits, public and private pensions, and institutional placement and relocation procedures, whenever abuse, neglect and or explanation is found.
    • Assist in the assessment of Adult Protective Services referrals as directed. Accompany Protective Service Consultants to the client's home when necessary.
    • Coordinate closely with staff nurses to avoid duplication of effort and to more efficiently service clients.

     

    Qualifications

    • Licensed Practical Nurse
    • Negative Tb Skin Test
    • CPR Certification

    EEO Statement

    Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disabilities, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

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