Center City, Philadelphia, PA
Full time 40 hours/week day shiftPrimary Responsibilities Assess post-hospital needs of patients, families and significant others and facilitates plans appropriate to the patients needs. Evaluates hospital admission, treatment and length of stay to meet patient care needs, coordinates the patient care needs and to comply with the Hospital Utilization plan. Coordinates the communication process and initiates referrals to facilitate the patient transition through the system. Essential Functions Evaluates identified clinical, psychosocial and age specific needs of patients to determine priorities to coordinate care as the patient moves through the system during hospitalization.Assesses, oversees and coordinates discharge planning needs for assigned patients in collaboration with other interdisciplinary team members, ensuring that the plan of care and services are provided, are patient focused, timely, efficient, cost effective and achieve positive patient outcomes.Advocates for the patient and family throughout the entire episode of care, is available to the patient/family as a resource to facilitate communication among providers and remains involved until the planned level of functional health is achieved by the patient and/or discharge criteria are met.Interviews patients, families and/or interested parties to assess needs and develop an individualized discharge plan. Maintains communication with patient/family as the patient progresses to update/revise the discharge plan.Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the Hospital. / Bachelors Nursing Required
Certification for Case Management preferred.
Registered Nurse Pennsylvania
Case management and Interqual experience required.
2-3 years as an acute care staff nurse.
Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.
Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.
Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.
As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.
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