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Family Care Partnership Long Term Functional Screener

    • Job Tracking ID: 512689-710227
    • Job Location: Madison, WI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 10, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

As a critical member of the Family Care Partnership program the dedicated Functional Screener is responsible for completing the LTCFS (Long Term Care Functional Screens) for Independent Care Health Plan (iCare) members, as required and outlined in the Wisconsin LTCFS Instructions.

This includes annual rescreens, change in condition screens, collateral contacts, and verifying diagnoses with physicians or SSA. The Dedicated Screener is responsible for screening members in Milwaukee County and for LTCFS quality assurance/improvement activities for Independent Care Health Plan.

  1. Upon assignment, schedule appointments with members to complete an annual redetermination of functional eligibility, or a redetermination of eligibility based on changes in functional abilities reported by the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), to be completed in the member’s home.
  2. Use the Wisconsin LTCFS to gather information about each member’s functional abilities, health status, and personal and professional supports. Complete LTCFS in a collaborative manner with the member, family, his/her other informal/formal supports, and the member’s IDT Coordinates with the IDT to ensure new enrollment and change in condition screens are completed when warranted and that there is consistency between data gathered during the functional assessment and member-specific data contained in the member’s record.
  3. Reviews results of LTCFS with other iCare staff, as necessary when changes in condition occur that may affect the level of care.
  4. Use spreadsheets to track and ensure adherence to LTCFS timeframes. Review and track annual screens due, Level of Care and condition changes for iCare members, including follow-up consultation with Grievance and Appeals or Enrollment/Eligibility/Fiscal staff.
  5. Enter information gathered into an internet-based program that, based on the data collected during a face-to-face interview, calculates a level of care for the individual.
  6. Provide appropriate notice of Member Rights, in accordance with contractual requirements, to members who experience a change in level of care that may impact the benefit package or overall program eligibility.
  7. Submit timely, accurate, and complete documentation in accordance with established guidelines and processes.
  8. Attend meetings and trainings as needed or required to maintain knowledge of agency processes, the Long-term Care Functional Screen, and/or any changes to process or the screening tool resulting from new state directives.
  9. Participate in quality assurance activities that ensure accuracy.
  10. Maintain LTCFS certification by completing and passing WI biannual Continuing Skills Test.
  11. Apply good professional judgment in documentation by demonstrating respect for members and maintaining screen integrity when completing assessments.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

  • Current or past LTCFS certification (within last 3 years).
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in health & human services, or related field required.
  • Minimum 1-year paid experience working with Family Care target group population: Frail Elderly and/or Adults with Developmental/Intellectual and/or Physical disabilities.
  • 1-3 years’ experience with LTCFS, Family Care or other long-term care program.
  • Valid driver's license
  • Reliable method of transportation
  • Willing to travel daily within Dane County
  • Active auto insurance coverage (from the time of application and to be maintained throughout employment)