UnityPoint Health

RN Case Manager

Requisition ID
2022-108232
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IL-Peoria
Address
221 NE Glen Oak Ave
Affiliate
5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
City
Peoria
Department
Care Facil and Util Mgt- MMCI
State
IL
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

RN Case Manager

Pekin Hospital

Full-time; Benefitted

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

 

The RN Case Manager integrates and coordinates the clinical care of individuals.  Facilitates the interdisciplinary plan of care in order to meet multiple service needs, promotes continuity through elimination of fragmentation of care/service and facilitates the effective utilization of resources.  Serves as educator and a central source of communication for the individual and their support systems. 

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

Responsibilities

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

% of Time

(annually)

Care Coordination

 

·         Screens 100% of adult Medical Surgical In-patient and observation patients and assesses the individual’s health status including clinical conditions, support systems and resources to identify needs and make referrals to appropriate multi-disciplinary services. 

·         Prioritizes patients for care coordination based on defined criteria.

·         Monitors and coordinates an interdisciplinary plan of care in partnership with the individual and their support services for needs and services across the health care continuum and for transition through the levels and locations of care.

·         Assumes accountability for the development and implementation of an effective discharge plan for complex care patients.  Works with internal and external resources to co-ordinate a timely safe transition of patient to the appropriate level of care.

·         Leads and participates with the interdisciplinary team in daily rounds, planning delivery and evaluation of patient-focused care for prioritized patients.

·         Documents the case management plan to include: clinical needs, barriers to quality care, effective utilization of resources and pursues denials of payment and referrals in a timely, legible manner.

·         Completes tighter integration with ambulatory care management team, especially with high risk, chronically ill patients.

·         Standardizes alert to cross continuum care managers when patients are admitted

·         Works closely with providers for discharge planning and determining the next level of care  

·         Collaborates with patients, caregivers, internal/external healthcare providers, agencies and payers to plan and execute a safe discharge

·         Collaborates with Utilization Management team on continued stay review.

30%

Discharge Planning

·         Collaborates with patients, caregivers, internal/external healthcare providers, agencies and payers to plan and execute a safe discharge

·         Identifies and facilitate post-acute resource needs: Home Care, Community based Referrals, Diagnostic testing, Outpatient Therapies (Pulmonary Rehab, Cardiac Rehab, Physical and/or Occupational Therapy), Palliative Care or Hospice.

·         Ensures that the patient’s degree of vulnerability has been captured and documented on the Transitions of Care report.

·         Ensures verbal communication with the ambulatory / cross continuum care manager regarding patients who have moderate or red vulnerability at transition. 

·         Documents who will assume the care coordination/management role for these patients and for what period of time in the Common Care Plan and the Transition of Care report, if known.

·         Reviews the predictive tool for readmission and document the risk for readmission.  Implement additional interventions to mitigate the risk for readmission such as two follow-up appointments – one at the time the predictive tool indicates the patient is at highest risk for readmission

·         Utilizes the med –to-bed program for patients with poly pharmaceuticals

30%

Education

·         Communicates patient/family learning needs that surface to the direct care nurse. Collaborate with direct care nurse on education plan.

·         Refers to content experts as appropriate i.e. wound care team, Diabetic Educators, Respiratory Therapy or PT.

·         Documents education related to medication adherence

·         Facilitates patient self-management education.

 

20%

Revenue Cycle

 

·         Demonstrates a working knowledge of financial and reimbursement processes to facilitate medical cost management, including best practices, effective utilization of resources, linking clinical and financial aspects of care, and access to care and level of care. 

·         Serves as a resource and educator to patient, family, staff and physicians regarding financial aspects of individual patient’s resources which may affect the transition of patients through the healthcare system. 

·         Provides education for the individual and family and for the team regarding benefits, utilization of resources, levels of care, and expectations of the transition process throughout settings across the healthcare continuum.  Facilitates empowerment of the patient and family in self-management and health care decision-making.

 

10%

Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Care Coordinator maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

 

10%

Qualifications

 

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

Graduate of an accredited nursing program

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN)

 

Experience:

 

 

 

 

2 years of clinical experience in focused areas working with multidisciplinary teams. 

 

 

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

Must possess and maintain licensure in good standing as a Registered Nurse in state of Illinois

 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email and web browser.

 

 

Other:

 

 

 

·         Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

·         Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities/hospitals.

·         Required to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.

 

 

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