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Pre-Admission Screening Specialist

Company: Oregon State Hospital - Salem
Location: Salem
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Initial Posting Date: 11/05/2021 Application Deadline: 11/21/2021 Agency: Department of Human Services Salary Range: $3,855 - $5,896 Position Type: Employee Position Title: Pre-Admission Screening Specialist Job Description: We want you to join our team! Are you passionate about serving Oregons most vulnerable citizens? Are you naturally a motivated self-starter? Then, we want to hear from you!We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members. The strength of our agency lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at ODHS. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), which is part of the Oregon Department of Human Services, is looking for talented individuals to serve as a Pre-Admission Screening Specialist. In this role you will be responsible for interviewing individuals with Acute needs and unique behavioral challenges to find them safe and appropriate placements after their discharge from the Oregon State Hospital or the Department of Corrections.OUR AGENCY MISSION"To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity."Equity is foundational to our role as a human services agency, and we are committed to integrating equity into all we do. The has four points that explain the agency's goals related to equity, inclusion, and racial justice.ABOUT THE PROGRAMThe Aging and People with Disabilities programs mission is Oregons older adults, people with disabilities and their families experience person-centered services, supports and early interventions that are innovative and help maintain independence, promote safety, well being, honor choice, respect cultural preferences and uphold dignity.WHAT YOU WILL BE DOINGYou will:Coordinate, and conduct a CAPs assessment by interviewing the client in person, reviewing medical notes and caregiver history, and collaborating with appropriate parties to determine if the client is best suited for services through APD or Mental Health. Create a person-centered care plan when the consumer qualifies for Medicaid long term care services. You will locate long term care facilities to find placement options that are safe, meet the clients care needs and meet the clients desires/goals wherever possible.Answer questions regarding all aspects of APD, Pre and post placement questions and ongoing assessments.Create a welcoming, friendly, and open environment for consumers that require transition and stabilization services.Provide your guidance and expertise to clients throughout their placement services. Conduct follow up check-ins, and CAPs re-assessments to ensure you clients are safe, and stable.Collaborate with team members, other state employees, stakeholders, community advocates, long-term services and health care providers.WORKING CONDITIONS The position requires the incumbent to work a standard work week Teleworking is an option up until the state re-opens however, will be discussed with your management team. Flexibility on teleworking, as last-minute assessments may arise and/or may be needed. CAPs Assessments to be completed in person if possible, however case by case scenario. There is extensive use of computer and telephone. The position is subject to fluctuating workloads and priorities. There may be occasional contact with angry or confused employees, clients, other agency representatives and members of the public. WHATS IN IT FOR YOU When you join the ODHS, you join a community of nearly 10,000 employees dedicated to serving all Oregonians. You can find connections through an Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) which are voluntary, employee-driven committees that support each other as well as the ODHS overall mission. ERGs are an officially chartered group organized around shared cultural identity(ies) to support historically underrepresented ODHS employees and/or under and/or over-represented client populations. You can grow your career and develop professionally through ample training and committee participation opportunities. You also have access to the State of Oregons excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-coverage , generous time-off, and a competitive . THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO QUALIFY: The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed .Six months of experience providing services to persons who are elderly or disabled; AND training and experience which shows knowledge of at least four (4) of the areas listed:- medical and psychosocial problems of the elderly and disabled.- normal and abnormal human development and behavior.- appropriate intervention methods for the elderly and disabled.- medical terminology and procedures.- implications of illness or injury upon clients and families.- State and Federal rules about long-term care, medical services, and clients' rights.- policies and procedures about agency programs.- available community resources.- crisis intervention, counseling, being an advocate, community relationships, and/or referral methods.The most qualified candidates will possess the following essential skills, and areas of experience as they relate to the position. Experience with Oregon Access Database Experience researching/solidifying placement resources for consumers after discharge from a hospital or facility. Experience with conducting CAPs assessments and creating person centered care plans. Ability to multitask while working under pressure and with changing time frames. Ability to identify and change priorities as circumstances dictate. Customer service oriented who consistently treats customers, stakeholders, partners and co-workers with dignity and respect; additionally, demonstrating recognition of the value of individual cultural differences. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Experience providing and communicating orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner establishing rapport and working with a variety of individuals. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check. Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.HOW TO APPLYPlease help us understand more about your specific experience for this position, by attaching a "Cover Letter" to your application. The Cover Letter should focus onhow your work history prepares you for this position and demonstrates the Essential skills listed above. Please limit your cover letter to no more than 2 pages. ***If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your External Applicants: Click on the Apply button and submit your application. View this for help.Internal Applicants (this includes Current State of Oregon employees): Apply via your employee Workday account. View this for help. Complete the application. Complete the questionnaire. Required: Cover Letter Required: Updated Workday Work history and/or a Resume After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request (PRR) authorization and gender identity question. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox. If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR and gender identity tasks. Veterans - For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. (Please see below in Helpful Information). for a guide on how to upload your documents. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time. For questions about the job duties or application process, please contact Please be sure to include the job requisition number. If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact our ADA Office at . DHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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