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Clinical Assessor (RN - Hybrid)

Company: Acentra Health
Location: Greenville
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

CNSI and Kepro are now Acentra Health! Acentra Health exists to empower better health outcomes through technology, services, and clinical expertise. Our mission is to innovate health solutions that deliver maximum value and impact. Lead the Way is our rallying cry at Acentra Health. Think of it as an open invitation to embrace the company's mission, actively engage in problem-solving, and take ownership of your work daily. Acentra Health offers you unparalleled opportunities. In fact, you have all you need to take charge of your career and accelerate better outcomes - making this a great time to join our team of passionate individuals dedicated to being a vital partner for health solutions in the public sector. Acentra Health seeks a Clinical Assessor to join our growing team. Job Summary: Acentra Health is seeking clinical assessors statewide in North Carolina for an exciting opportunity. You work out of your home office and travel to assessment locations in your region. Under the Personal Care Services (PCS) program, services are provided to NC Medicaid Beneficiaries who have a medical condition, cognitive impairment, or disability who demonstrate unmet needs for hands-on assistance with qualifying activities of daily living (ADLs). The PCS Assessor is responsible for the completion of needs-based eligibility determinations for North Carolinians who are applying for these Medicaid-funded personal care services provided in their home or in adult care or supervised living homes. Under the Community Alternatives (CAP) Program, home and community-based waivers provide cost-neutral alternatives to institutionalization for Beneficiaries, in specified target populations, who would be at risk for institutionalization if specialized Waiver services are not available. Services are intended for situations where no household member, relative, caregiver, landlord, community agency, volunteer agency, or third-party payer is able or willing to meet the assessed and required medical, psychosocial, and functional needs of the approved CAP Beneficiary. The CAP Assessor is responsible for completion of needs-based assessments of level of care (LOC) to allow targeted individuals to remain in or return to a home and community-based setting. Assessments are generally performed in the beneficiary's primary residence. - Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts assessment to determine whether the beneficiary meets the conditions and criteria for PCS eligibility, using state-approved standardized assessment tool(s).
  • Ensures that PCS are provided on a "needs basis" in quantities appropriate to the Beneficiary's unmet need for services based on the severity of their medical condition, functional disability, physical, or cognitive impairment.
  • Ensures that the privacy and dignity of individuals receiving assessment for PCS is maintained at the highest standards.
  • Ensures that new, expedited, annual, change of status, mediation/appeals, reconsideration review, and derivative assessments are conducted within established timeframes.
  • Include an interview with family members and informal caregivers who are present at the time of the assessment.
  • Provide the Beneficiary with guidance and assistance, as necessary, to select PCS providers.
  • Conduct service plan reviews as needed.
  • Submit the completed assessments using state-approved interface
  • Participate in the Beneficiary's mediation and appeal processes.
  • Respond to state inquiries regarding assessments conducted.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and conduct case consultations/peer reviews/internal auditing as assigned.
    • Provide assessments for initial eligibility determinations for an applicant to participate in a 1915(c) HCBS program, and, when applicable, annual and change of status assessments for participant currently participating in a 1915(c) HCBS program, using state-approved standardized assessment tool(s).
    • Ensures that CAP services are provided on a "needs basis" in quantities appropriate to the Beneficiary's unmet need for services based on the severity of their medical condition, functional disability, physical, or cognitive impairment.
    • Ensures that the privacy and dignity of individuals receiving assessment for CAP participation is maintained at the highest standards.
    • Consult, when necessary, with the Beneficiary's selected case management entity to generate an approvable service plan.
    • Ensure that the randomly selected Service Plan completed by the Beneficiary's assigned case management entity is appropriate to the Beneficiary's unmet need for services, based on the severity of their medical condition, functional disability, physical, or cognitive impairment
    • Include an interview with family members and informal caregivers who are present at the time of the assessment.
    • Submit the completed assessments using state-approved interface
      • Participate in the Beneficiary's mediation and appeal processes.
      • Respond to state inquiries regarding assessments conducted.
        • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and conduct case consultations/peer reviews/internal auditing as assigned. The list of accountabilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other education- and experience-related duties that management may deem necessary from time to time. Required Qualifications/Experience:
          • Registered Nurse or LCSW license by the state of North Carolina
          • 2+ years of experience in home care setting preferred. Preferred Qualifications/Experience:
            • Experience with community-based individuals needing personal assistance with ADL and IADL tasks is highly preferred.
            • Experience conducting PCS assessments highly preferred.
              • 2+ years of directly-related experience (preferably case management) in the health or medical field, directly related to homecare, long-term care, or personal care is required.
              • Experience conducting HCBS waiver assessments highly preferred.
                • Knowledge of North Carolina Medicaid Clinical Coverage Policy (Clinical Policy) 3L and PCS Program Provider Manual
                • Knowledge of standards of practice related to Medicaid-funded Personal Care Services, home and community-based services (HCBS) programs, and EPSDT.
                • Knowledge and understanding of public sector services and supports.
                • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
                • Ability to utilize computer equipment and web-based software to conduct work.
                • Ability to interact with various office staff as needed to support necessary workflows.
                • Ability to interact with healthcare professionals, patients, their families and other supports.
                • Ability to communicate effectively to individuals and groups through spoken, written and electronic media.
                • Ability to attend to detail, effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a timely manner.
                • Ability to work independently without a high degree of supervision.
                • Develops level of care recommendations based upon clinical evaluations.
                • Participates in training of PCS stakeholders as needed.
                • Ability to use person-centered thinking, planning, and have competency in awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities.
                • Knowledge of North Carolina Medicaid Clinical Policy 3K-1 and 3K-2, and 42 CFR Part 441 Subpart G, 42 CFR - 440.180.
                • Knowledge of eligibility criteria for LOC and Waiver Participation.
                • Knowledge of standards of practice related to Medicaid waivers, home and community-based services (HCBS) programs, EPSDT, medical fragility, and level of care determinations.
                • Participates in training of CAP stakeholders as needed. Why us? We are a team of experienced and caring leaders, clinicians, pioneering technologists, and industry professionals who come together to redefine expectations for the healthcare industry. State and federal healthcare agencies, providers, and employers turn to us as their vital partner to ensure better healthcare and improve health outcomes. We do this through our people. You will have meaningful work that genuinely improves people's lives nationwide. Our company cares about our employees, giving you the tools and encouragement, you need to achieve the finest work of your career. Thank You! We know your time is valuable, and we thank you for applying for this position. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those who are chosen to advance in our interview process will be contacted. We sincerely appreciate your interest in Acentra Health and invite you to apply to future openings that may interest you. Best of luck in your search! - The Acentra Health Talent Acquisition Team Visit us at Acentra.com/careers/ EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Acentra Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable Federal, State, or Local law. Benefits Benefits are a key component of your rewards package. Our benefits are designed to provide additional protection, security, and support for your career and life away from work. Our benefits include comprehensive health plans, paid time off, retirement savings, corporate wellness, educational assistance, corporate discounts, and more. - Compensation The pay range for this position is $70,000 - 73,000 "Based on our compensation philosophy, an applicant's placement in the pay range will depend on various considerations, such as years of applicable experience and skill level."

Keywords: Acentra Health, Greenville , Clinical Assessor (RN - Hybrid), Healthcare , Greenville, North Carolina

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