UW Medicine's mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (NWH), Valley Medical Center (VMC), UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's. UW Medicine Population Health Management has an outstanding opportunity for a Population Health Depression Program Care Manager. Reporting to the UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) Manager for Social Work, the Population Health Depression Program Care Manager will serve as member of a collaborative team in delivering centralized depression population management. The Depression Population Approach to Health (Depression PATH) Team Clinical Leads (Medical Director of the Behavioral Health Integration Program and UWNC Manager of Social Work) will guide the work of this role.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Assist PATH team with centralized panel management of pre-identified patient populations.Assist the Population Health Management Teams in developing clinical workflows relevant to population health and panel management for patients diagnosed with depression.Conduct training in depression panel management to BHIP teams (Psychiatrists, MSWs, and HNs) and PCPs at primary care clinics across the UW Medicine healthcare system (will require some travel, especially in the startup phase).Work directly with Population Health Management administration and other staff on improving depression care management across the UW Medicine healthcare system (including entities outside of UWNC) utilizing a population health framework.Collaborate with local clinic leadership and staff for the purpose of identifying population focused opportunities for improvement, design interventions, implement interventions and evaluate the intervention. Assist in managing and distributing patient lists and other data to clinic sites.Be responsible for collecting appropriate data and preparing reports for Population Health Management Teams, as well as Executive Leadership and other supervising entities.The Population Health Depression Program Care Manager will be responsible for identifying and closing gaps in depression care to enable optimal disease management with appropriate utilization of resources and will work closely with a Population Health Management team. REQUIREMENTS:Master of Social Work degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education with active Washington State license as Licensed Clinical Social Worker AND at least 2-3 years of professional experience in social work and behavioral health in a health-care setting. Strong background in mental health care, with an interest in skill development and population management and quality improvement.Must be independent and self-directed with strong communication skills to effectively engage clinical teams and patients.Advanced written and verbal communication skills.Background with a strong customer and patient focus.Demonstrated ability to organize and lead project teams.Demonstrated strong administrative and organizational competencies.Background in continuous quality improvement.Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity.An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.DESIRED:Background in quality improvementKnowledge of local mental/behavioral health resources for a diverse patient populationExperience in chronic disease management with a focus on depressionExcellent verbal and written communication skillsProficiency in electronic medical record (ideally Epic).Experience with using clinical registries (UW Care management registry or Epic reports).Familiarity with UW Medicine healthcare system.
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