Job Vacancy Care Manager – Behavioral Health – Adult Psych Presbyterian Health Services

Job title: Care Manager – Behavioral Health – Adult Psych

Company: Presbyterian Health Services

Job description: Overview

Key member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, providing clinical interventions to include assessment, group threrapy, treatment and discharge planning for psychiatric patients. Responsible for facilitating and coordinating appropriate and efficient use of hospital resources by utilization review activities including, but not limited to, prior authorization, concurrent review, retrospective review and/or quality assurance operation

Position: Care Manager – Behavioral Health – Adult Psych
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
FTE: 1.000000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Days


Masters degree in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology. 3 years experience relevant to specific program needs and patient populations, prefer experience in psychiatric inpatient acute care setting. Current license or registration by appropriate State of New Mexico licensing board must be obtained in 12 months from date of hire.


  • Master Degree


  • Registered Nurse


*Performs counseling and case management for each patient assigned, including, assessment, diagnosis, planning care, intervention (including counseling patients/significant others, facilitating brief psychotherapy and educational groupd, planning discharge), evaluation (including identifying unmet or new therapy services)

*Demonstrates the therapeutic core conditions of genuineness, empathy and postive regard when interacting with patients and significant others, according to generally accepted counselling practice.

*Performs discharge planning functions for each patient assigned to include follow-up appointments, family meetings, post discharge phone calls, and documentation. Participates in treatment planning meeting with multi-disciplinary team and is responsible for adherence to tratement plan initiatives. Acts a primary therapist for each patient assigned. Provides supportive interaction with patients and families throughout the admission. Complete Psycho-social assessment on each patient assigned.

*Performs risk management documentation and follow-up actions required for paitent complaints and/or adverse events.

*Responsible for utilization management functions, to include prior and concureent authorization for inpatient services, managing the appeals process for denied services.

*Participates in the Internal Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process, such as peer review, audits, Joint Commission survey preparation, and implementations of clinical paths.

*Keeps an accurate, complete and current status of documentation onto the patients chart.

*Conveys professional role model example for other staff through quality of own clinical practice, work habits, avalling self to others as a consultant on clinical issues, attending ongoing internal and external professional development events.

*Performs other functions as required.


We offer more than the standard benefits!
Presbyterian employees gain access to a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more!

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Why work at Presbyterian?
As an organization, we are committed to improving the health of our communities. From hosting growers’ markets to partnering with local communities, Presbyterian is taking active steps to improve the health of New Mexicans. For our employees, we offer a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more.

Presbyterian’s story is really the story of the remarkable people who choose to work here. The hard work of our physicians, nurses, employees, board members and volunteers grew Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system that serves more than 875,000 New Mexicans.

About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, we are the state’s largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees – including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.

Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.

About New Mexico
New Mexico continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost-of living.

Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture – from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it’s all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.

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Location: Albuquerque, NM

Job date: Wed, 18 May 2022 01:24:09 GMT

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