Would you want to work for a hospital with over a century's tradition of always putting their patients first while successfully weathering decades of shifting political and economic priorities at every level? Would it be a breath of fresh air to know that your employer is driven by their mission and not by the pursuit of profits?
This may be the contract assignment for you!
If you're passionate about healthcare and are committed to the health and well-being of the general public, please join us in their mission: "Helping patients understand their condition and their treatment options is the primary purpose."
The RN Case Manager is responsible for the coordination and implementation of case management strategies pursuant to the Case Management Plan. Plans and coordinates care of the patient from pre-hospitalization through discharge. Works with all members of the healthcare team to assure a collaborative approach is maintained in care and treatment of the patient. Reviews care and treatment for appropriateness against screening criteria and for infection control, quality and risk assessment documenting same in computerized database. Responsible for authorization of appropriate service’s for continued stay and through discharge. Plans and coordinates home care services and needs. Provides discharge planning and at home follow-up assessment (via telephone, in some cases may make home visit). Coordinate the discharge planning function in conjunction with the social worker, assist Quality Management Coordinator and Risk Manager with screening, investigation and problem solving as needed. Assists the Utilization Management Department with all utilization activities as requested and directed. Participate in education on and implementation of clinical guidelines and protocols. Provides or arranges patient teaching as appropriate. Continues contact with patients with chronic diagnoses to assist with life style changes as needed to prevent recurrence or exacerbation of chronic illness. Meets with and patient and family to assist with disease management planning. Work closely with social worker to integrate psycho-social management of patient/family needs. Participate in performance improvement activities, frequently attending and participating in performance improvement team efforts. In addition, screening new admissions for status/level of care and for assisting with out of network patient transfers.
Requires: CA RN License. Minimum 3 yrs previous Case Management. CCM preferred.
To be considered for position immediately, please contact Mari: 818.462.0001 x23148.