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Clinical Case Manager BH

Primary Location: Chantilly, VA
Additional Locations: VA-Chantilly
This role is office based in Chantilly, VA with potential to work at home.

The Clinical Care Manager utilizes advanced clinical judgment and critical thinking skills to facilitate appropriate physical and behavioral healthcare and social services for members through assessment and member-centered care planning, direct provider coordination/collaboration, and coordination of psychosocial wraparound services to promote effective utilization of available resources, optimal member functioning, and cost-effective outcomes. Please note that this position will require routine and frequent field-based travel to member locations.


Fundamental Components:
Assessment of Members:
- Through the use of clinical tools and review of member specific health information/data, conducts comprehensive assessments of referred members needs/eligibility and, in collaboration with the members care team, determines an approach to resolving member issues and/or meeting needs by evaluating the members benefit plan and available internal and external programs/services and resources.
- Applies clinical judgment to the incorporation of strategies designed to reduce risk factors and barriers and address complex clinical indicators which impact care planning and resolution of member issues.
- Using advanced clinical skills, performs crisis intervention with members experiencing behavioral health or medical crisis and refers them to the appropriate clinical and service providers for thorough assessment and treatment, as clinically indicated. Provides crisis follow up to members to help ensure they are receiving the appropriate treatment/services.
- Enhancement of Medical Appropriateness and Quality of Care
- Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Care

Background Experience:
Qualification Requirements:
- Minimum of 3 years of clinical practice experience (hospital setting, alternative care setting such as home health, or ambulatory care) required.
- At least 1 of the following 3 licenses required: LPC, LCSW or LMFT.
- Must have the ability to support the complexity of members' needs, including face-to-face visitation.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, navigating multiple systems and keyboarding required.
- Ability to multitask, prioritize and effectively adapt to a fast paced changing environment required.
- Strong documentation skills required.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
- Strong organizational skills required.
- Ability to travel in the field required (25-50% local field travel).

Preferred Skills:

- Case management and discharge planning experience preferred
- Managed Care experience preferred
- Crisis intervention skills preferred
- Knowledge of community resources and provider networks preferred
- Familiarity with local health care delivery systems preferred
- Behavioral Health experience preferred
- Previous experience conducting face-to-face care management is preferred

Required Skills:
Benefits Management - Applying Life Cycle Intelligence, Benefits Management - Interacting with Medical Professionals, Benefits Management - Understanding Clinical Impacts

Desired Skills:
Benefits Management - Encouraging Wellness and Prevention, Benefits Management - Maximizing Healthcare Quality, Technology - Leveraging Technology

Functional Skills:
Medical Management - Medical Management - Case Management

Technology Experience:
Desktop Tool - Microsoft Explorer, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Outlook, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Word, Desktop Tool - TE Microsoft Excel

Mental Health - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health - Licensed Professional Counselor

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
25 - 50%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.


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