Join the Team – Make A Difference! Work at AID Atlanta, an affiliate of AHF.
AID Atlanta, Inc. has been saving and transforming lives since its inception in 1982. The agency is the Southeast’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization.
Today, AID Atlanta offers a broad range of services and has grown to be the most comprehensive AIDS service organization in the Southeast. AID Atlanta currently offers HIV/AIDS prevention and care services, including (but not limited to) Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening, PrEP, Community HIV Prevention Programs, Linkage Services, Case Management, and a state-wide Information Hotline.
The mission of AID Atlanta is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its clients by breaking barriers and building community.
AID Atlanta’s core values:
If you would like to be a part of fostering empowerment in someone’s life, AID Atlanta is the place for you.
The Medical Case Manager (MCM) works with members to remove barriers to HIV/AIDS medical care by facilitating a collaborative process that identifies members’ needs, a plan to address those needs, and continuous follow-up to ensure that members obtain the necessary services that help them to maintain adherence and retention to medical care. The MCM also coordinates with other service providers through a comprehensive and active referral process to link HIV+ individuals into appropriate services and care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
o Provide direct service coordination and support to people living with HIV/AIDS
o Provide Case Management services to members on a walk-in, scheduled, and on-call basis.
o Manage a caseload of up to 50 members
o Conduct initial comprehensive assessment and intake for eligible members
o Collaboratively develop and implement Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for each member on caseload, including conducting ISP updates every 6 months for each member.
o Assess and evaluate member’s initial needs through the EMA screening tool.
o Educate members about Case Management, and policies (Grievance, HIPPA, Member’s Rights and Responsibilities) and other agency program policies to ensure member has clear expectations of services.
o Provide regular monthly (or more) contact with members to follow up on treatment plan goals and provide intervention as needed.
o Advocate and mediate on member’s behalf to decrease or eliminate barriers to care.
o Educate members about the importance of participating in medical care and ensure that members have full access to primary medical care and medication.
o Assess and Educate members about the importance of medication and medical adherence to improve member’s clinical outcomes.
o Assess and educate members about harm reduction, prevention, and other HIV-related sexual transmitted infections (STIs).
o Conduct home and hospital visits, accompanying members to appointments as needed.
o Organize and facilitate new member orientation to ensure members have a clear understanding of how Case Management can be utilized beneficially.
o Assess, verify and maintain records of a member’s eligibility for Case Management and various entitlement programs.
o Document all encounters with or on behalf of a member within 72 hours in the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.
o Assess, collect, and maintain accurate member information and records in a confidential manner.
o Complete monthly reporting to ensure accurate programmatic reporting (based on position/site assigned)
o Provide active referrals and application assistance and support to members.
o Educate members about various community resources and programs to increase their knowledge of appropriate referrals.
o Collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff in the development and execution of member’s plan of care.
o Attend monthly interdisciplinary meetings with medical providers (based on-site).
o Maintain up-to-date resources of community services.
o Participate in and volunteer for intra and interdepartmental activities/events across the agency (i.e. AIDS Walk fundraising, agency sponsored events, member centered events, etc).
o Communicate regularly with manager about changes, updates, and/or improvement suggestions in service delivery issues or other agency-related issues that directly or indirectly impact staff and/or members.
o Attend agency, local, state, and national meetings, conferences, or workshops as needed or required.
o Adhere to policies and procedures for AID Atlanta and other off-site programs to ensure quality standards are met.
o Abide by NASW code of ethics, HIPPA and Atlanta EMA Case Management Standards to ensure a high level of professionalism is maintained.
o Address members concerns utilizing the Customer Service Standards.
o Perform routine self audits and maintain charts to ensure members information and eligibility documents are current.
o Meet with supervisor at least on a monthly basis to staff member cases, discuss chart audits/observation results, and to discuss performance and progress of stated goals.
o Attend all required internal and external (for off-sites) meetings.
o Participate in various mandatory trainings held internally and externally ensuring a continuous knowledge base of programs that benefit members.
o Be a participant in the hiring and training of new case managers as requested by manager.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES :
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE
o Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services or social services-related field.
o 1-2 years experience in the field of social work/case management or similar field.
o Experience in the field of HIV is preferred, but not required
o Must pass criminal background check.
We at AID Atlanta/AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability. The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in in Nursing (BSN) with 6 months of case management experience.
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS disease and HIV/AIDS Miami-Dade service delivery preferred.
Computer/Software Skills & Abilities
To perform this job successfully an individual should have knowledge of MS Office Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel s software, and Contact Management software a plus.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Other Skills & Abilities/Qualifications
Minimum one year managed care and case management experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Knowledge of ICD-9 Coding.
Clinical experience in the care of people with HIV/AIDS.
Must be able to travel 50% of the time.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Registered Nurse licensed by the State of Florida with a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.
Valid Florida Driver’s License with proof of automobile liability insurance.
Certification in case management preferred.
AIDS Certified Registered Nurse preferred.