Health Department Finance Associate

County of Grundy–Job Posting

Health Department

 Date of Posting:                                  November 17, 2016
Applications Accepted Until:                Posted until filled
Job Title:                                              Finance Associate
Employee Status:                                Part-time, 28hrs/week, non exempt
Union Affiliation:                                  AFSCME
Pay range:                                          $14.50/hr

SUMMARY: 

Assists Financial Manager in accounts receivable transactions of the Grundy County Health Department: daily deposits, monthly grant reimbursements, monthly reconciliation of patient accounts and billing/reporting for services. Serves as liaison with external medical billing company to review submitted medical claims, denials and collections.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Prepare daily deposits, monthly and quarterly grant reimbursement reports, invoices for various accounts receivable.
  2. Serve as liaison to CDP/ezEMRx (electronic health records/billing company) in providing oversight of submitted claims, denials and collections.
  3. Regularly review patient accounts and participate in addressing outstanding issues.
  4. Perform monthly billing activities not associated with CDP/ezEMRx (DASA, Senior Programs, Drug Court, etc.).
  5. Generate and provide reports from CDP/ezEMRx to the Financial Manager to aid in identify billing and collection trends.
  6. Participate in all financial audits.
  7. Work with front desk staff and Division Directors to create and maintain client fee agreements.
  8. Stay current with changes to health insurance systems, coverage and programs.

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and at least 2 years of related experience and/or training; Knowledge of medical terminology and knowledge of CPT, HPCPS, current ICD coding; Computer knowledge and use of Microsoft Office products.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Any qualified applicant with a disability and requiring reasonable assistance or accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify the HR Department.

TO APPLY:  Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the position in order to be considered.

Send resume and salary requirements to HR@grundyco.org with “Finance Associate” in the subject line or mail to Grundy County Administration, Attn: HR 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL  60450.

No phone calls please.

Grundy County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will give consideration to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, order of protection status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from military service as those terms are defined in Section 1-103 of the Illinois Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/1-103).

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapist

County of Grundy–Job Posting

Health Department

 

Date of Posting:                      November 4, 2016

Applications Accepted Until:    Posted until filled

Job Title:                                 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Therapist

Employee Status:                    Part-Time, 28 hours/week, non-exempt

Union Affiliation:                      AFSCME

Rate:                                       $19.66/hr

 

SUMMARY: 

Under the supervision of the Mental Health Director, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Therapist shall primarily provide outpatient therapy to individuals with mental health, substance abuse, or those with co-occurring disorders, (children and adolescents ages 7 through 17, adults 18 and older), families and groups while also assisting clients, when appropriate, in linking with necessary ancillary services, (i.e., medical, financial, shelter, vocational, law enforcement).  Notification and approval from parent or guardian is obtained if client is under age 18.  Mental Health & Substance Abuse Therapist provides consultation and linkage services to other health department staff and community social service, court, health, and school personnel as assigned.  Mental Health & Substance Abuse Therapist provides and/or participates in community educational programs and workshops intended to raise the community’s knowledge of mental health principles and practices as well as the services of the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Division.  In addition to providing direct and indirect services, the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Therapist shall provide input into the development of program policies and procedures, and maintain these in accordance with DMH, DASA, CARF, and/or other required licensing bodies, per Rules 132 and 2060.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Report directly to the division director regarding all matters pertaining to job functioning and performance.
  2. Assume primary therapist responsibility for an average, active case load of 30 – 35 clients utilizing professionally appropriate evidence based treatment modalities, e.g., individual, group, conjoint, family and play therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, etc.
  3. Provide, at a minimum, direct client service hours that reflect 50% of the total work day hours.
  4. Maintain charts in a manner that is neat and organized and, at a minimum, has an 80% compliance rate after standard department chart audit.
  5. Assume intake responsibilities and assessment of assigned mental health and substance abuse clients.
  6. Provide emergency and crisis intervention services as needed, including problem solving, information and referral, activities, structure, education, guidance, support, and relapse prevention techniques, in order to stabilize and return the client to a pre-crisis level of functioning, and improve the quality of life through evidence based treatment modalities and best practices.
  7. Maintain primary responsibility and coordinate services for assigned clients through treatment period.
  8. Provide follow up contact with closed clients three months post-discharge to evaluate treatment effectiveness, satisfaction of services, ability to maintain discharge level of functioning, and/or if additional services are needed.
  9. Develop in consultation with the client, other professional clinical staff and community resources an individualized diagnostic assessment, treatment strategy and treatment plan indicated in DAP format treatment notes.
  10. Become familiar with and utilize outside agencies (i.e. local providers, 12 step groups, community resources, SASS, Crisis Line C & A LAN) as resources that may be necessary to assist the client.
  11. Establish and maintain referral linkage with other agencies, professional and self-help groups to serve the client and his/her family.  Coordinate therapeutic activities with other involved service providers through participation in interagency case staffing, sharing of records, joint program planning and integration, etc.
  12. Provide court evaluations and work with probation, parole, TANF, DCFS referrals as needed.
  13. As assigned, perform liaison/outreach function to other county agencies such as hospitals, court system, law enforcement, DCFS, etc.
  14. Provide/comply with required testimony in court under administrative/legal jurisdiction.
  15. Maintain accurate documentation, primarily through electronic means, of all client service provision contacts following accepted professional standards.  Accurately maintain other administrative records as indicated.  Provide reports, as requested, to other involved service providers or judiciary bodies.
  16. Actively participate in all administrative and clinical case conferences of the division, including utilization reviews of selected open and closed files on a quarterly basis.
  17. Develop, maintain and utilize a thorough working knowledge of the socio-cultural make up of the service area.
  18. Make suggestions and develop plans for improvement and expansion of mental health and substance abuse services to clients and the community.  Participate in the formulation and implementation of program policies and objectives.
  19. Abide by NASW or ACA standards and maintain a high level of professional conduct in all contacts with clients, colleagues, other agency staff and community. Utilize best practice standards and maintain Code of Ethics as dictated by the profession.  Comply with state and federal confidentiality laws on treatment for mental health and substance abuse treatment.
  20. Recognize the limits of his/her professional competency and those of the division, and initiate peer consultation when the interests of the client so dictate.
  21. Continue to upgrade professional knowledge and skills to comply with professional licensing and continuing education requirements.
  22. Perform other duties as assigned/directed by the Division Director, Director including participation in Succession of Leadership rotation acting as division director back-up as needed.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell as well as lift up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Any qualified applicant with a disability and requiring reasonable assistance or accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify the HR Department.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Must maintain approved licensure Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and be working towards or possess and maintain such certification as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), or other field related type of credentialing.

Shall possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work, counseling psychology or other closely related discipline from an accredited educational institution. It is also highly recommended that the individual possess a minimum of one year’s supervised experience in a community mental health agency. Supervised clinic work experience in other social service agencies or supervised clinical field work experience which fulfilled degree requirements may be considered in meeting the experience requirements.

A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance are required.

 

TO APPLY:  Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the position in order to be considered.

Send resume and salary requirements to HR@grundyco.org with “Mental Health & Substance Abuse Therapist” in the subject line or mail to Grundy County Administration, Attn: HR 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL  60450.

No phone calls please.

 

Grundy County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will give consideration to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, order of protection status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from military service as those terms are defined in Section 1-103 of the Illinois Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/1-103).

 

Public Health Nurse

County of Grundy–Job Posting
Health Department

Date of Posting:                                November 16, 2016
Applications Accepted Until:              Posted until filled
Job Title:                                           Public Health Nurse
Employee Status:                              Full-Time, 37.5 hours/week
Pay range:                                        $36,874.50

SUMMARY:
Perform public health nursing duties as assigned in a local health department, which may include programs such as WIC/FCM, APORS, HealthWorks, All Kids, Communicable Disease, Immunization, Medication Management Program, Indigent Pharmaceutical Program, Mental Health Court Program and School Nursing if requested. Additional public health nurse duties in relation to services provided by the nursing division may be requested if required.  .

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Perform anthropometric and biochemical measurements, i.e., hemoglobin, height, weight, head circumference, blood pressure. Ensure calibration of equipment utilized, i.e., scale, hemocue, sphygmomanometer.
  2. Provide outreach, education and other services related to WIC (Women’s, Infants and Children) Nutrition Program.
  3. Provides monitoring, medication administration and medication management to clients under the supervision of consulting psychiatrist
  4. Responsible for performing needed screening, assessments, medication management, documentation and other essential duties for clients referred for the Medication Management Services Program, the Indigent Pharmaceutical Program and the Mental Health Court Program.
  5. Provide client teaching, guidance, nutrition, and nursing care in health department clinics.
  6. Instruct client, families and/or groups on preventive health care.
  7. Provide pregnancy testing, education, and documentation.
  8. Provide periodic assessment of client’s needs per DHS regulations.
  9. Provide medical case management services for those children under the care of DCFS.
  10. Administer vaccinations according to Academy of Childhood Immunization Practice (ACIP) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  Current Illinois Professional Nurses license required.  Experience with WIC and Family Case Management preferred. Experience in Community or Public Health preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell as well as lift up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Any qualified applicant with a disability and requiring reasonable assistance or accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify the HR Department.

TO APPLY:  Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the position in order to be considered.

Send resume and salary requirements to HR@grundyco.org with “Public Health Nurse” in the subject line or mail to Grundy County Administration, Attn: HR 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL  60450.

No phone calls please.

Grundy County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will give consideration to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, order of protection status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from military service as those terms are defined in Section 1-103 of the Illinois Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/1-103).

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