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Personal Health Nurse

Job ID: 2305007042 Date posted: 12/21/2022 Facility: Conifer Care Continuum
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We know it takes a special person to be a nurse, and we are committed to providing our nurses with an enriching and rewarding environment. We provide the resources, tools and support our employees need to serve our patients and customers in the best way possible — so we can provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time, and do so with compassion.

  • Day
  • No travel

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  • Medical
  • Paid Time Off
  • Dental
  • 401(k)
  • Tutition
  • Life and

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As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 local regions nationwide. We help our clients strengthen their financial and clinical performance, serve their communities and succeed at the business of healthcare. Conifer Health helps organizations transition from volume to value-based care, enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience and improve quality, cost and access to healthcare. Are you ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to the company that gives you the resources and incentives to redefine healthcare services, with a competitive benefits package and leadership to take your career to the next step!


CCCS uses a holistic approach to medical management. The Personal Health Nurse (PHN) works within a team to move the member through the continuum of medical management with the goals of facilitating quality health care through the most cost effective means. The PHN performs the Personal Health Management process: assess the member; work with the member, family and physician to identify problems; establish goals and develop plans of care; coordinate services; educate members; and empower members to independently self-manage and to make knowledgeable health care decisions. The PHN works closely with the provider(s) to ensure that services are provided in the most appropriate setting by the appropriate provider(s) by performing functions of Personal Health Management as well as some functions of Utilization Management. Additionally, the PHN interfaces with clients and with CCCS client managers and are responsible for the medical management of designated client(s). All Medical Management Nurses practice within the scope of their licensures.


Include the following. Others may be assigned.

  • Manages accounts using the 4-Prong approach, meeting expected number of billable hours and using Conifer Value Based Care tools ( CCOO) according to standard protocol. Documents accurate Status, Sub-status, Patient Severity, Medical Management Acuity
  • Reviews daily calendar for new episodes and tasks due, prioritizes tasks on calendar
  • Completes a Personal Health Management assessment incorporating analysis of clinical claim chart, discussions with the member and the physician’s assessment and treatment plan
  • Determines and documents member’s goals, engages the member in the personal health management process. Develops an ongoing individualized plan of care with timeframes, reasonable and appropriate expected outcomes, specific planned interventions and member’s goals. Follows through with interventions and documents outcomes in Current Clinical Status section of care plan
  • Engages the PCP and treating physicians in the personal health management process, Collaborates with the member and PCP in development of an individualized plan of care
  • Closes episodes as indicated, i.e. evaluates “Impactability” among other indications for closure.


If direct report positions are listed below, the following responsibilities will be performed in accordance with guidelines, policies and procedures and applicable laws. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Understanding of CCCS holistic approach to medical management
  • Understanding of the client’s (customer’s) perspective and needs
  • Understanding of legislative acts, such as the ADA
  • Competency in Word
  • Competency using email, attachments
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with members and communicate professionally with individuals who serve in a variety of functions, i.e. physicians, client managers, customer service staff, CCCS executive management, other CCCS Medical Management nurses, hospital utilization review nurses, etc.
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write in a professional, business manner
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex problems
  • General understanding of cost containment and how it relates to medical management
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to function both independently and as part of a team

Conifer requires its candidates, as applicable and as permitted by law, to obtain and provide confirmation of all required vaccinations and screenings prior to the start of employment. This may include, but is not limited to, the COVID-19 vaccination, influenza vaccination, and/or any future required vaccines and screenings.


Include minimum education, technical training, and/or experience preferred to perform the job.

  • Bachelor degree in a health related field
  • Five (5) years of UM/CM experience preferred
  • Three to five (3-5) years of diverse clinical experience required
  • CCM preferred


Include minimum certification required to perform the job.

  • RN (Registered Nurse) license required
    • Current active professional license in the state of residence
    • Eligibility for unrestricted professional licenses in all states


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to work in sitting position, use computer and answer telephone
  • Ability to travel
  • Includes ability to walk through hospital-based departments across broad campus settings, including Emergency Department environments


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Remote Work Environment


Approximately 5 – 30 % travel may be required dependent on the client assigned

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