The Long-Term Services and Supports Service Area within Health and Human Services has an opening for a Public Health Nurse in Annual Assessments. This individual will work on an interdisciplinary team of Public Health Nurses and Social Workers. They will complete Long Term Services and Supports assessments that are person-centered, and strength and needs based. They will utilize the MnCHOICES assessment tool to determine eligibility, level of care and service needs. The team administers Medicaid waiver and state programs that in addition to serving frail seniors, serves individuals with brain injury, mental health, complex medical, developmental, and physical disabilities.
In this position, you will:
Conduct person-centered comprehensive social/health/medical/psychological initial assessments where the person resides.
Complete referrals and transfers for service planning and for crisis intervention services.
Determine person’s risk of institutional care and their level of care according to state and federal criteria.
Analyze assessed data and assist individuals to identify relevant goals along with specific supports that will enhance their ability to meet goals.
Coordinate access to Medicaid Waiver programs and Medicaid Home Care services.
Need to have:
Licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the state of Minnesota.
Certification as a Public Health Nurse by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
A bachelor's degree or higher in nursing from an accredited school of nursing and six months or more of full-time equivalent work experience in providing home and community-based services.
A valid driver's license and daily access to reliable transportation to travel within and outside the metro area to meet with people in their residential settings and/or perform authorized off-site work duties.
Nice to have:
Working with individuals who have complex medical needs, serious and persistent mental illness, or developmental delays and the services and networks that serve them.
Providing case management.
Familiarity with computer systems and software.
Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.
Establish and maintain professional working relationships with clients, staff, and the public.
Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally appropriate services.