Program Intake for Legal Cases:
Be available to clinic staff (attending physicians, residents, nurses, social workers, etc.) to answer questions regarding potential referrals. Triage cases and record referral information.
Meet with families in the clinic to get intake information and signed releases, or call the family within 3 working days of receiving referral. Discuss these cases with the staff attorney and refer as appropriate.
Prepare new case files and follow HIPPA requirements to protect patient confidentiality.
Travel to provide CAT services to those clinics served by the Healthy Tomorrows Grant.
Provide assistance to families as appropriate:
Provide case resource assistance to families who do not require legal assistance,or who do not have any legal recourse. Provide community resource information and make community referrals as appropriate.
Provide advocacy assistance to families as appropriate. (ex: help with SSI applications, obtaining birth certificates, assist with Medicaid, etc.). Facilitate communication with Staff Attorney(s) to assist and follow-up on cases as needed.
Be familiar with the Medicaid/KCHIP system and develop working relationships with appropriate cabinet staff.
Record all patient/family contact and case activities in contact notes.
Complete Closing Forms and conduct case closing activities.
Record referrals and outcomes on CAT Tracking Chart.
Facilitate bi-monthly CAT Team meetings with the Staff Attorney(s), Medical Director, and Legal Director and Advisory Board Meetings. Prepare and distribute meeting agenda and minutes.
Prepare quarterly CAT reports of referrals and outcomes.
Assist in preparation of grants and grant reports.
Assist with the planning and implementation of fundraising and program sustainability efforts, including writing grant letters of intent, grant proposals, and any other activities as agreed on by the CAT team.
Advocacy and other duties as assigned:
Participate in local and state-wide systemic advocacy activities and events related to medical-legal advocacy (ex: Children's Advocacy Day; KY Voices for Health meetings/initiatives, etc.).
Assist with the planning and implementation of CAT trainings and presentations as needed.
Conduct other miscellaneous duties as needed and/or requested by the CAT team.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Interpersonal skills, knowledge of assistance programs and their rules, word processing, organizational skills, word processing, spreadsheets, meeting facilitation, prepare reports, grant writing, fund-raising, writing, networking, public speaking, development of training, advocacy.
Preferred Education / Experience
Previous experience with Medical Legal Partnership preferred.
Deadline to Apply
University of Kentucky - 18 months ago
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