Banner Health Licensed Behavioral Health Case Manager in Tucson, Arizona

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As a case manager, you will provide comprehensive care coordination for voluntary and involuntary patients ages 18 and older at the Banner Behavioral Health Pavilion. You will assess plan of care, discharge planning, and facilitate services to meet the patients health care needs. Our case managers standard ratio is 1:8 and there is the opportunity for advance license supervision. You will work Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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About Banner - University Medical Center South

Banner - University Medical Center South is a comprehensive medical center that includes an Emergency department, a state-designated trauma center and a Behavioral Health Pavilion. We are an Arizona Department of Health Services-accredited Cardiac Receiving Center and a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders-designated senior-friendly hospital. The hospital is staffed by physicians who are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and is managed by Banner Health under an operating agreement with Pima County. Our specialty services include inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, treatment and education for diabetes, innovative geriatrics care and comprehensive orthopedics. For more information about Tucson, please visit:

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position provides comprehensive care coordination for patients as assigned. This position assesses the patients plan of care and develops, implements, monitors and documents the utilization of resources and progress of the patient through their care, facilitating options and services to meet the patients health care needs. The intensity of care coordination provided is situational and appropriate based on patient need and payer requirements. This position is accountable for the quality of clinical services delivered by both them and others and identifies/resolves barriers which may hinder effective patient care.

Essential Functions

  • Manages individual patients across the health care continuum to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes.

  • Acts in a leadership function with process improvement activities for populations of patients to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes.

  • Evaluates the medical necessity and appropriateness of care, optimizing patient outcomes.

  • Establishes and promotes a collaborative relationship with physicians, payers, and other members of the health care team. Collects and communicates pertinent, timely information to payers and others to fulfill utilization and regulatory requirements.

  • Acts in a leadership function to collaboratively develop and manage the interdisciplinary patient discharge plan. Effectively communicates the plan across the continuum of care.

  • Educates internal members of the health care team on case management and managed care concepts. Facilitates integration of concepts into daily practice.

  • May supervise other staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires masters degree in social work or related field or equivalent experience.

Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 5 years clinical experience and as required by state law, a licensure in at least one of the following categories: social work, professional counseling or marriage and family. (Certification requires two years post graduate experience in a mental health setting or equivalent combination of education and documented supervised clinical experience.) Positions providing direct services to substance abuse program patients must also possess board licensure in addictions as required by state.

Must have a working knowledge of care management, hospital and community resources. Must demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, effective communication skills, and time management skills. Must demonstrate ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team format.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Job Number 218324

Facility Banner - University Medical Center South

Shift Day

Department Banner--Univ Med Ctr South - Social Svcs Beh Hlth-Hosp

Position Type FT: Full-Time

Internal Code A COREHTF

Street Address 2800 E. Ajo Way

City & State US-AZ-Tucson

Posting Category Behavioral Health Services