Catholic Health Initiatives RN Case Manager - Skiff Medical Center PRN (Days) in NEWTON, Iowa

RN Case Manager - Skiff Medical Center PRN (Days)

Description

POSITION SUMMARY: The RN Case Manager works with the Care Coordination team to facilitate patient care during their hospital stay. The Case Manager will work closely with the providers to ensure proper care for a safe transition at discharge.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists Utilization Review and negotiates lengths of stay and transitional plans with relevant others.

  • Completes a comprehensive assessment of the client’s holistic health status and needs to include clinical condition, support systems and resources, client/family knowledge, perception and adjustment towards disease process, and community resources.

  • Screens patients/clients for identified and potential needs. Makes referral to appropriate multi-disciplinary services.

  • Identifies high-risk/complex patients for ongoing case management.

  • Interacts with patients, families, physicians, and other health team members to develop proactive plans for continued care.

  • Evaluates and modifies plans according to changing patient needs and clinical data; documents and communicates plan to all team members.

  • Intervenes when medical complexity results in fragmented care.

  • Identifies and acts to eliminate gaps in clinical care; makes referrals in collaboration with discharge planning as indicated.

  • Facilitates the multidisciplinary team rounds to identify patient’s needs up discharge and to establish an effective plan of care to meet the patient’s continuum of care needs.

  • Rounds and works closely with providers to ensure appropriate care is being provided.

  • Completes discharge phone calls to patients discharged home.

  • Consults clinicians, other departments, and committees as needed to support the patient through the care continuum.

  • Collaborates with appropriate staff and management to facilitate the development of case management tools, i.e. pathways and protocols, clinical indicators that demonstrate best practice and disease state management processes.

  • Swing bed Activities program coordinator to ensure guidelines are being met set by CMS.

  • Adheres to standards of care set by the department.

  • Demonstrates professional judgment concerning patient care delivery

  • Demonstrates ability to establish priorities and organize effectively.

  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth and continuing education.

  • Attends 85% of department meetings/in-services.

  • Demonstrates professional written and verbal skills.

  • Demonstrates professional attitude and interest in work by maintaining acceptable work habits and behavior.

  • Assumes advocate role for patients as a liaison between the patient/family and physicians, the hospital, insurers, community resources and others.

  • Demonstrates ability to maintain professional demeanor in stressful situations.

  • Demonstrates commitment to customer service.

  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Demonstrates ability to communicate professionally and assertively with a variety of customers including but not limited to, physicians, patients and families, co-workers and insurers.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years clinical nursing in a hospital setting. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in case management or demonstrates competency with commensurate duties.

EDUCATION/LICENSURE: Current license as a Registered Nurse from the State of Iowa required, BSN preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions in English. In addition, must be: able to operate computer efficiently; skilled in meeting the growth and development needs of infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient groups; and must possess knowledge and understanding of cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation processes of these patient groups. Case Management certification required or obtained with 6 months of hire. Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

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Primary Location IOWA-NEWTON-SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0163052

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