Temp Case Manager - Weekend Program
Company: Lifespan Corporation
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Case Managers under the temporary weekend program commit to work 24
hours per weekend for 5 out of every 6 weeks for 26 weeks.
Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Manager (or designee)
provides coordinated care support to facilitate and expedite
patient care services. Participates in daily rounds and
collaborates with the clinical healthcare team across the patient
care continuum to include pre-admission and post hospital
discharge. As a member of that team shares responsibility for the
implementation of the discharge plan; ensures efficient and
effective delivery of patient care services through the appropriate
utilization of healthcare resources.
Partners with medical staff and other members of the healthcare
team in collaboration with the patient/family to facilitate the
plan of care for a defined patient population across the continuum
of care. Identifies a high-risk patient population within the
caseload for care management assessment screening and targets
interventions in conjunction with the healthcare team within one
business day of patient admission
Participates in daily care rounds to collaborate with members of
the patients healthcare team as well as to evaluate and facilitate
development and implementation of the discharge planning process.
Develops the initial patient discharge plan and reviews with
patient family members and other members of the interdisciplinary
team. Reassesses the discharge plan daily during collaborative care
Proactively builds post hospital referrals and sends to the
Transition Care Coordinator when indicated to facilitate timely
Delivers Important Message follow-up notices to all Medicare
patients according to CMS regulations. Follows CMS and DOH
regulations in relationship to discharge guidelines and patient
Coordinates the length of stay with the physician care team and
patient. Ensures team is informed of insurance qualifiers that may
affect the discharge plan. Discuss approaching discharge readiness
of patients. Identify and assess readmitted patients and complex
patients in collaboration with members of the healthcare team to
Advocates for the patient and advises the patient regarding
financial implications of their discharge plan when coordinating
care for the patient. Communicates the discharge plan including
post facility/agency acceptance to patients families and all
members of the care team.
Documents final discharge disposition in progress notes. Develops
appropriate patient care reports to ensure safe patient handovers
occur as a patient is transferred from one patient care area to the
next. Provides care plan direction for the advancement of a patient
care delivery system which supports managed care strategies and
decreases readmission risk.
Acts as a change agent by identifying opportunities to improve
patient flow and reduce service delays through problem resolution
Demonstrates a fundamental grounding in nursing theory and practice
with a clinical background within a defined content area. Remains
current on the latest concepts techniques and methods relative to
Demonstrates knowledge of federal and state rules and
Reviews and acts as a change agent by identifying opportunities to
improve patient flow and identifies and reduces service delays
through problem resolution and follow-up. Identifies and tracks
service and discharge patient delays.
Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality
improvement activities as requested: i.e. OpX teams weekly long LOS
reviews interdisciplinary rounds readmission reviews. Participates
in Orienting of New staff as requested.
Participates in ongoing education-related professional activities
and affiliations to maintain an advanced level of knowledge of
patient care services third party payer and managed care
requirements and case management.
Graduate of a School of Nursing with current license to practice as
a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.
Bachelors Degree preferred; years of experience will be
Certification in Case Management by a nationally organization
preferred or to be obtained within 1 year of hire.
Three years of clinical experience with recent experience in case
management community case management patient navigation or
discharge planning is strongly preferred.
Strong analytical and interpersonal skills are required to provide
guidance to and communicate daily with healthcare professionals
patients and families.
Must exhibit a collaborative approach and method of communication
to interact successfully on as daily basis with a wide and diverse
population of both health care providers insurers patients and
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to
patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging
processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each
step of the care process.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
General hospital environment with occasional stressful conditions
associated with patient care. Risk of exposure to bloodborne
pathogens and disease is minimized and controlled by adherence to
Hospital Infection Control policy and procedures.
Must be able to make hospital rounds through various patient care
areas either by walking or through some other mobile means. Visual
acuity and finger dexterity is needed to review and carry medical
records navigate through automated system screens and type on a
typical computer terminal keyboard. Lifting of up to 10 lbs. may be
necessary to transport items from one care unit to the next.
Responds to individual patient-care situations demonstrating
knowledge and skills acquired through education certification and
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race color religion sex national origin age
ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or
expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan
is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence
Work Type: Per Diem
Shift: Shift 1
Keywords: Lifespan Corporation, Providence , Temp Case Manager - Weekend Program, Executive , Providence, Rhode Island
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