South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Works under general supervision of the Area Administrator and the Lead Team Nurse Consultant. Maintains knowledge of all Community Long Term Care (CLTC) programs and related systems including Phoenix information system and assists other CLTC offices with essential job functions when scheduling permits. Conducts pre-admission screenings for persons seeking Medicaid sponsored nursing home placement and for persons seeking admission to various Medicaid waivers and programs such as Community Choices, HIV-AIDS, Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI), Children's Personal Care Aide, Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA), and Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR). Provides training for PASRR completion and assessment completion to staff of long term care facilities and hospitals. Performs all initial and ongoing oversight and medical consultation for Ventilator Waiver. Travel to location of assigned cases is necessary for this position. Main job functions and responsibilities include the following:
- Performs intake process and screens applicants to ensure intake criteria is met. Adheres to policies and procedures related to Centralized Intake processing and ensures timely flow of cases/applications.
- Performs pre-admission activities. Conducts pre-admission screening activities for waiver or non-waiver, applicants, community or facility based. Assesses the overall status, determines initial level of care based on established medical, functional, and psycho-behavioral criteria. Obtains locus choice and verifies initial financial eligibility per policy.
- Performs PASRR activities. Conducts Level I and Level II PASRR activities for those individuals applying for nursing home admission. Trains staff of facilities with Memorandum of Agreement to complete PASRR screening and provides ongoing consultation for PASRR process.
- Provides consultation to CLTC case managers. Provides medical and technical consultation to case managers on case management activities (i.e. re-evaluations and service planning).
- Promotes good communication. Promotes and maintains lines of communication and a working relationship with service providers, vendors, contract providers, hospitals, nursing facilities, and Department of Health and Human Services staff.
- Provides program related training. Provides specialized educational and informational nursing consultation to community agencies/organizations, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.
- Performs Children Services activities. Determines program eligibility including assessment, level of care determination, and program enrollment. Identifies service needs and completes initial service planning. Assures participant/family freedom of choice.
- Performs other designated tasks as assigned.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
- Graduation from an accredited school of n ursing and one (1) year of experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Current licensure by the State of South Carolina Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse or a Multi-State License through the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing- Nurse Licensure Compact.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
- Must have access to personal vehicle as needed.
- Must be able to telecommute effectively.
- Required to drive routinely.
- Must be able to work outside of the office environment effectively and efficiently.
- Lifting requirement: 20 lbs.
- Travel to other CLTC areas may be required.
- The ability to multi-task within time frames and prioritize cases utilizing effective time management skills.
- Effective time management skills and computer proficiency.
- Must be able to perform web-based software functions (key participant data, run reports, update documents, etc.).
- Gerontology preparation desirable.
- Skills in assessment, care planning and case management for long term care patients.
- Considerable knowledge of social, mental and cultural aspects of illness. Interpersonal skills for developing and maintaining participant, family and community relationships.
- Written and verbal skills in evaluating participants' conditions and needs and interpreting and explaining CLTC program goals to participants, families and other community contacts.
- Knowledge of HIPAA regulations.
- Ability to multi-task within time frames and prioritize cases utilizing effective time management skills.
- Personal computer skills.
$39,360 - $44,025
Full Time (FTE)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday