UT Health Case Manager - PTSD (Psychiatry) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Case Manager - PTSD (Psychiatry)


Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 18000031

Position Summary:

Provides professional case management and social work services and oversees the care of patients. Provides indirect services to patients: provides utilization review oversight of the treatment program; acts as an advocate for the patient/family with the treatment team and with third party payers.

Department : PTSD

Location : Texas Medical Center

FLSA : Exempt

Status : Full time

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Oversees patients’ care and progress in treatment in order to prevent both the under-utilization and over-utilization of inpatient treatment services through feedback to and from the patient, significant others, the treatment team, third party payers and community resources.

  2. Provides third party payers with clinical data in order to justify, advocate for, and arrange for necessary services for the patient while in the hospital, as well as after discharge.

  3. Works with a multidisciplinary treatment team to develop an individualized treatment and discharge plan that enables patients to quickly begin or return to outpatient treatment programs;

  4. Develops a discharge plan that will support patient's ongoing recovery and development.

  5. Assesses patients at admission and throughout the treatment program; conducts interviews with patients and significant others to determine assets as well as challenges to optimal patient functioning both while in the program and upon discharge to a lesser restrictive level of care.

  6. Establishes and maintains relationships with community resources to assist patient’s needs at discharge for ongoing treatment, residence, financial support, transportation, education, and vocational rehabilitation.

  7. Provides direct services to patients which includes the following: assessment, treatment and discharge planning; individual, couple, and family education, crisis prevention and supportive counseling.

  8. Must be able to respond to emergency situations.

  9. May be assigned to act as mentor to new employees and to social work students.

  10. Other duties as assigned.


Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from the Texas Board of Social Work examiners required, certification in case management preferred.

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree in social work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Minimum Experience:

Five years experience in medical social work, to include two years in case management.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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