Mercy Medical Center Clinton Nurse Case Manager - Case Management - PRN (As Needed) in Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque, Iowa

Department:

DU101_64510 Case Management Ur/Doc

Expected Weekly Hours:

0

Shift:

Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Job Description Details:

The case manager coordinates care across an episode and/or the continuum for clients with complex problems and diverse needs. The case manager’s focus is to maintain patients at an optimal level of health and to support self-care. Case managers collaborate with physicians, social services, nurses and community agencies to define care options and resources, to plan cost effective quality care and to achieve optimal outcomes.

Specific responsibilities include case screening, insurance approval, assurance of timely services, and facilitation of discharge with transition to the appropriate services. Patient outcomes are achieved through effective application of care plans, managed care concepts, appropriateness criteria, resource management, knowledge of community resources, and collaboration with other clinical disciplines. She/he works proactively to coordinate the services of physicians, nurses, and other disciplines to effectively prepare patients for discharge.

The case manager facilitates program development, efficient care delivery processes and quality improvement including: tracking of resource utilization and outcome measures. The case manager is accountable for improving service through the use of cost and quality outcome data, current clinical practices and related research, regulatory requirements and comparative benchmark opportunities.

Customers include: patients, families/visitors, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, case managers, representatives of third party payers, representative of referring agencies, interdepartmental and intradepartmental staff, vendors, and volunteers.

BSN required. Current RN license to practice nursing in the state where case management services are administered. Certification in the area of case management is preferred. Three to five years’ clinical experience required. Clinical competency in the case management of targeted population is desirable. Broad-based health care operational experience preferred. Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter

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Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.