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RN Case Manager I Per Diem Days

Job ID: 2005044743 Date posted: 07/19/2021 Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
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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.

  • Days
  • No travel

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  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Resourceful
  • Advocate
  • Person-centered
  • Critical thinker

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I feel like I'm rewarded in many ways. Just the time that I get to share with patients and learn who they are - I feel like that's a gift to me.”

- Elizabeth Vernon, RN

Benefits

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

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Responsibilities

Helping people feel better isn’t just about the treatment we give – the relationships we create and the compassion we share are just as important. Carondelet hospitals make a difference in the lives of our communities and the lives of those we work alongside every day. We know it takes a special person to work in healthcare, and we are committed to providing our people with an enriching and rewarding environment.

From your first day, you’ll be part of a group of some of the most talented nursing professionals united in a common goal to care for those in our community. Ready to work with awe-inspiring teammates who are dedicated to making a difference? Join us in going above and beyond.

RN Case Manager I Per Diem Days Position Summary:

Position is filled by a professional nurse who, as a result of education and in-depth clinical experience possesses the advanced clinical knowledge and skills necessary to provide case management to targeted populations. Responsible for coordinating and facilitating the patient’s hospitalization from pre-admission through post-discharge. Collaborates with physicians, nurses, social workers and other health team members to expedite medically appropriate cost effective care. Applies clinical expertise and medical appropriateness criteria to resource utilization and discharge planning achieve desired health maintenance and disease prevention outcomes. Will advise the health care team and provide leadership as necessary. Communicates at the inter-departmental level as well as across all health care areas with the goal of improving clinical management of patients thereby impacting medical and psychosocial care across the health care continuum. Core processes include risk assessment and management of clinical populations, discharge planning, and utilization management.

POSITION DUTIES:

Using established criteria, reviews appropriateness of patient’s admission, need for continued stay, information needed for discharge.

Discuss estimated length of stay, treatment and discharge plan with the attending physician, as indicated

Initiate discharge planning by assessing the patient’s needs and documenting the assessment on the interdisciplinary plan of care. Interviews patient, family, and appropriate health team members to develop a discharge plan that incorporates patient choice, and is clinically appropriate, cost effective, and safe.

Ensure that the interdisciplinary care plan and the discharge plan are consistent with the patient’s clinical course, continuing care needs and covered services.

Refers complex discharge planning issues to other members of the case management team as directed by referral criteria.

Provides leadership to the health care team to implement the discharge plan and facilitate patient transfer to the next level of care when medically able.

Obtain from third party payer certification due to patient status change, information needed for discharge.

Conducts interdisciplinary rounds

Discuss with attending physician and/or physician advisor the appropriateness of resource utilization, consultation and treatment plan.

Collect data on variances from quality screening criteria by the Clinical Excellence Council. Report quality concerns to Quality Assurance. Continually ensure and enhance quality outcomes

Respond to third party requests for concurrent clinical information.

Complete all necessary forms in a timely manner.

Act as a liaison/patient advocate and influence interactions to ensure high quality patient care.

Coordinate appropriate educational material/instruction for patients, families, medical staff, and multi-disciplinary personnel to accomplish patient care outcomes.

Maintain cost effective utilization of care continuum resources.

Coordinate with all staff necessary to develop a mechanism to monitor patient progress against guidelines and evaluate variances for individual patients and targeted populations.

Identify possible delays and avoidable days; work with providers to prevent delays and identify system/provider opportunities for improvement.



Qualifications:

THE RN CASE MANAGER I PER DIEM DAYS CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION, LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE.

EDUCATION

Required: Associates degree in nursing or related field or equivalent combination of work experience and education

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION

Required: RN License in the state of Arizona

Preferred: Certification in specialty area, and/or Case Management

WORK EXPERIENCE

Required: Recent Acute care experience

Preferred: Combined bedside and care management experience


Skills
Required:
Ability to asses care needs across populations and plan for care-including transitional care and discharge; leadership; demonstrated ability to communicate with physicians, nurses, other clinicians, and public; teaching; organizational skills; team building and collaboration; psychosocial assessment; interview; documentation; identification of potential risk situations or potential liability;

Coordination of development, implementation and evaluation of clinical paths; comprehensive assessment for designated level of care; identification and documentation of Quality Management adverse events and outcomes.

Knowledge
Required:
Quality improvement process, related health care practices and standards; knowledge and competency in providing care for patients in designated age groups competencies; current practices, issues, regulations involved in transitions and discharge planning; psychosocial aspects of disease and health care; professional and regulatory standards

Current practices, issues, regulations involved in utilization management; risk assessment and management of clinical populations.

Technology
Required:
Basic computer skills, personal technology tools, and awareness of current use of technology in related field.
Preferred: Advanced computer skills, technology of the specialty

Other
Required:
Must be able to transport self within the service area as required. When using own vehicle must have valid Arizona drivers’ license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum standards of the state of Arizona. Must be able to take call duty, weekend, holiday and evening/night shift as required.

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Job: Case Management/Home Health
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
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