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Patient Care Manager
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Under the direction of the Medical Care Manager (MCM) for the HIV/AIDS Medical Care Coordination (MCC), the Patient Care Manager (PCM) conducts assessment, integrated care planning, and monitoring of patients progress in conjunction with the MCM. The PCM ensures the comprehensive and thorough assessment of a patient's psychosocial needs, particularly as they relate to behavioral health and addiction issues. PCM also conducts brief interventions focused on improving a patient's status as it relates to addiction issues, mental health distress, risk reduction and disclosure interventions.

Job Qualifications
Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Counseling, Human Services. Demonstrated ability to conduct a manualized intervention program. Demonstrated ability to conduct psychosocial assessments in a non-judgmental manner. Demonstrated ability to use assessments to develop comprehensive health plans to promote health and adherence in PLWHA. Demonstrated ability to understand and conduct a complex health intervention system. Ability to work efficiently and complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy. Ability to work and solve problems with minimal supervision. Ability to prioritize tasks effectively. Ability to work flexible hours to complete tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to concentrate and focus on tasks in a work environment that contains distracting stimuli. Ability to be flexible in handling work delegated by more than one individual. Strong interpersonal communication skills to effectively and diplomatically interact with others. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Typing and computer skill/ability including word-processing, use of spreadsheet, e-mail and data entry. Previous supervisory experience required with ability to supervise a group of three or more project team members. Working knowledge and previous experience with behavioral interventions, data management and case report forms. Knowledge of medical terminology and lab procedures. Familiarity with AIDS symptoms and HIV medications. Demonstrated skill in good decision making and taking appropriate action in situations where no established criteria exists or where answers to problems are not readily available. Ability to deal with, maintain confidential and sensitive information with discretion, and meet all HIPAA requirements. Ability to determine what information is confidential and to protect the confidentiality of that information. Ability to write concise and accurate administrative reports, policies, procedures, and correspondence. Teamwork skills as well as the ability to prioritize and demonstrate critical thinking. Skill in prioritizing work to assure the completeness of work in a timely manner when there are deadlines and heavy workloads and minimal direction.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.