Nurse Case Manager 1 (RN)

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September 22, 2021
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Nurse Case Manager 1 (RN)

Location Decatur, Georgia, United States of America Category Medical Center Support Job Id R0019679

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The Nurse Case Manager 2 (RN) is responsible for achieving positive patient outcomes and manage quality of care across the continuum of care. The incumbent in this role will, first and foremost, serve as an advocate for our patients. He/She will work with other members of the care team to develop effective plans of care and high levels of care coordination. This care planning and coordination may follow the patient from our centers into acute and post-acute facilities, as well as their home environments. The Nurse Case Manager 2 (RN) will also establish key relationships with patients’ families and care givers, primary care physicians, specialists, other care providers, social workers, other case managers and nurses, acute and post-acute facilities, home health care companies, and health plans. He/She will adhere to strict departmental goals/objectives, standards of performance, regulatory compliance, quality patient care compliance, and policies and procedures.CORE JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and plan for transitions of care, discharge and post discharge follow up for patients admitted to key high volume/high priority hospitals.
  • Collaborate with clinical staff in the development and execution of the plan of care and achievement of goals.  Report variations to PCP/ transitional care physicians (TCP) and implement actions as appropriate.
  • Build relationships with preferred acute care providers (hospitalists, specialists).
  • Direct referrals to preferred providers.
  • Coordinate the integration of social services/case management functions in the pre-acute, ER, acute and post-acute setting. Coordinate the patient care, discharge, and home planning processes with hospital case management departments, and other healthcare facilities.
  • In conjunction with the PCP, hospitalist, TCP, insurance case manager and the hospital case manager, coordinate the patient transition to the appropriate/least constrictive level of care using a preferred provider.
  • Keep the PCP aware of patient condition via e-mail, DASH, HITS or other appropriate means of communication.
  • Introduce self to patient/family and explain nurse case manager role and process to contact nurse case manager for questions, guidance and education.
  • Provide high intensity engagement with patient and family.
  • Facilitate patient/family conferences to review treatment goals, optimize resource utilization, provide family education and identify post-hospital needs.
  • Enhance a collaborative relationship to maximize the patient’s/family’s ability to make informed decisions.
  • Address advanced care planning including treatment goals and advance directives.
  • Refers cases to social worker (hospital and JenCare) for complex psychosocial and economic needs.
  • Reports observed or suspected child or adult abuse pursuant to mandated requirements.
  • Obtain onsite and EMR access at priority facilities.
  • Maintain clinical and progress notes for each patient receiving care and provide progress report to PCP and others as appropriate.
  • Submit required documentation in a timely manner and in appropriate computer system.
  • Assists with quality audits and data analyses to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Supports quality improvement initiatives.
  • Assists with creation and implementation of SOPs.
  • Assists with coverage for PTO and open positions as requested.
  • Serves as a preceptor when assigned.
  • Serves as a resource for CM/DM process and documentation.
  • Provides supervisory coverage for the Lead Case Manager as needed.
  • Assists with patient complaints and follows to resolution.
  • Participate in surveys, studies and special projects as assigned.
  • Attends meetings as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned and modified at manager’s discretion.

There are 4 Nurse Case Manager II Roles with Additional Essential Job Functions:

Acute Case Manager (primarily hospital based)

Responsibilities include all the above “Core” duties/responsibilities plus the following:

  • Coordinate the integration of social services/case management functions in the pre-acute, ER, acute and post-acute setting.
  • Coordinate the patient care, discharge, and home planning processes with patient/family, insurance case managers and hospital case management departments, and other healthcare facilities.
  • In conjunction with the PCP, hospitalist, TCP, insurance case manager and the hospital    case manager, coordinate and communicate the timely patient transition to the most appropriate/least restrictive level of care using a preferred provider.
  • When patient in SNF, in conjunction with the post-acute physician, coordinate the transition to a lower level of care as soon as appropriate using a preferred provider if further services are needed.
  • Validate appropriateness of inpatient vs. observation status.
  • Facilitate discharge to appropriate level of care and preferred providers.
  • Coordinate acute UR physician meetings.

Community Case Manager (primarily clinic and community based)

Responsibilities include all the above “Core” duties/responsibilities plus the following:

  • Provide telephonic or outpatient visits to patients at high risk for readmissions (as identified by CM Plan) to the ER or hospital, to patients with active care planning requirements, and to others as referred via transitional care team, acute case managers and IDT team.
  • Visits may include evening and weekend hours with the goal of preventing ER visits or hospital admissions.
  • Perform clinical functions including disease-oriented assessment and monitoring, medication monitoring, health education and self-care instructions in the outpatient setting.

Coordinate the Plan of Care:

  • Conduct/coordinate initial case management assessment of patients to determine outpatient needs.
  • Ensure individual plan of care reflects patient needs and services available.
  • Make recommendations to the team.
  • Complete individual plan of care with patients and team members.
  • Communicate instruction and methodologies as appropriate to ensure that the plan is implemented correctly.
  • Assess the environment of care (e.g., safety and security).
  • Assess the caregiver capacity and willingness to provide care.
  • Assess patient and caregiver educational needs.
  • Coordinate, document and follow-up on IDT meetings.
  • Report observed or suspected child or adult abuse pursuant to mandated requirements.
  • Help patients navigate health care systems, connecting them with community resources, orchestrate multiple facets of health care delivery, and assist with administrative and logistical tasks.
  • Coordinate the delivery of services to effectively address patient needs.
  • Facilitate and coach patients in using natural supports and mainstream community resources to address supportive needs.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with families, community providers and others as needed to promote the health and well-being of patients.
  • Establish a supportive and motivational relationship with patients that support patient self-management
  • Facilitate patient/family conferences to review treatment goals, optimize resource utilization, provide family education and identify home needs.
  • Monitor the quality, frequency and appropriateness of HHA visits and other outpatient services.
  • Assist patient and family with access to community/financial resources and refer cases to social worker as appropriate.

Community/Skilled Nursing Facility Case Manager (Community Case Manager Role with additional SNF duties as assigned)

Responsibilities include all the above “Core” duties/responsibilities plus the following:

  • Community Case Manager role as above.
  • CM telephonic or onsite visits to SNFs, communication with PT, social workers, patient and families as appropriate.
  • Validate appropriate level of care/LOS.
  • Validate Discharge plan for safe transition home, utilization of preferred providers or timely transition to long term care.
  • PCP 4-day follow-up visit.
  • Collaborate with Humana Onsite SNF CM3.

Transitional Case Manager (Blended Acute and Community Case Manager Roles)

Responsibilities include all the above “Core” duties/responsibilities plus the following:

  • Acute and Community Case Manager roles as above.
  • Onsite patient visitation, risk assessment, and care coordination in the acute and community settings.
  • Discharge needs assessment and planning.
  • Assist patient with engaging community resources.
  • Post discharge telephone calls with medication reconciliation.
  • Post discharge follow up appointment scheduling.
  • Home visits with case management assessment including risk and needs assessments.
  • Ongoing monitoring of high risk patients with select conditions (congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc.)
  • Multidisciplinary case conferences.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proven working experience in case management.
  • Excellent knowledge of case management principles, healthcare management and reimbursement.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with professional and technical emerging knowledge.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Compassionate with teamwork skills.
  • Skill in the analysis and re-engineering of systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and modify multidisciplinary health care plans.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, plus a variety of other word-processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail and presentation software.
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally, regionally and nationwide up to 10% of the time.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English.
  • Bilingual preferred.

We’re ChenMed and we’re transforming healthcare for seniors and changing America’s healthcare for the better.  Family-owned and physician-led, our unique approach allows us to improve the health and well-being of the populations we serve. We’re growing rapidly as we seek to rescue more and more seniors from inadequate health care.

ChenMed is changing lives for the people we serve and the people we hire.  With great compensation, comprehensive benefits, career development and advancement opportunities and so much more, our employees enjoy great work-life balance and opportunities to grow.  Join our team who make a difference in people’s lives every single day.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE CRITERIA:

  • Associate degree in Nursing required.
  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN) or RN with Bachelor Degree in a related clinical field preferred.
  • A valid, active Registered Nurse (RN) license in State of employment required.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ clinical work experience required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of utilization review and/or case management, home health, discharge planning experience required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of case management experience in acute case management or community case management experience highly desired.
  • Certified Case Manager certification is preferred. Certification through the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) or the American Association of Managed Care Nurses (CMCN) desired.

The Nurse Case Manager 2 (RN) is responsible for achieving positive patient outcomes and manage quality of care across the continuum of care. The incumbent in this role will, first and foremost, serve as an advocate for our patients. He/She will work with other members of the care team to develop effective plans of care and high levels of care coordination. This care planning and coordination may follow the patient from our centers into acute and post-acute facilities, as well as their home environments. The Nurse Case Manager 2 (RN) will also establish key relationships with patients’ families and care givers, primary care physicians, specialists, other care providers, social workers, other case managers and nurses, acute and post-acute facilities, home health care companies, and health plans. He/She will adhere to strict departmental goals/objectives, standards of performance, regulatory compliance, quality patient care compliance, and policies and procedures.

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