Case Manager RN
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Center City, Philadelphia, PA
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Full time 40 hours/week day shift
The position of Nurse Case Manager at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is a challenging and yet exciting position. The Case Manager is the leader of care coordination and the development of the discharge plan. Communication and collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team that includes the medical providers, social work, nursing, ancillary services, patient/family, post-acute providers and payor are all integral to the successful delivery of efficient, quality care and safe, comprehensive discharge planning.
- The Nurse Case Manager actively manages the coordination of care and the discharge planning process through collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team. The Case Manager will assess the post-hospital needs of patients, families and significant others and facilitate plans appropriate to the patient needs. 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. Assessment and evaluation of the patient needs will begin at the time of admission and will be re-evaluated regularly during the hospitalization. This includes monitoring the discharge plan implementation while identifying and addressing the patient’s psychosocial and support-systems issues.
- Collaborates with the physicians/providers to ensure the appropriate admission status, and performs clinical reviews utilizing Interqual guidelines for selected groups of patients. Facilitates the patient’s plan of care with an emphasis on the discharge plan, resulting in a decrease in the fragmentation of hospital services and supporting quality care delivery while reducing length of stay.
- The Nurse Case Manager 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
- Good communication skills and the ability to work and interact with co-workers, visitors and other staff /team members is essential.
Bachelors Nursing Required
Certification for Case Management preferred.
Registered Nurse Pennsylvania
2-3 years as an acute care staff nurse.
Case management and Interqual experience required.
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.