Case Manager

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Case Manager (Oakdale) - Full Time

Location: Oakdale, CA

Job Description

  1. Monitors patient care by reviewing Physician orders, test/lab results and nursing care.
  1. Monitors and facilitates Physician and nursing compliance with care management initiatives.
  1. Screens all admissions, verifies insurance coverage/authorization, appropriateness of admission and compliance with admission criteria.
  1. Reviews all patient charts for presence of legal documents if needed and patient’s rights admission paperwork.
  1. Reviews all admissions for advance directive and refers those not screened to Social Services.
  1. Assists with integrating discharge plans into the multidisciplinary plan of care.
  1. Accurately gives patient information to third party payors; calls information to third party payors within 24 hours of review inquiry.
  1. Prevents Medicare and Medi-Cal denials by consistently applying SI/IS screens and educating physicians of the criteria.
  1. Monitors patient’s condition and labs every two (2) days as needed.
  1. Identifies, documents and monitors intensity of service and severity of illness of targeted patients (Managed Care, Medicare and Medi-Cal) using InterQual Criteria.
  1. Participates in interdisciplinary care management rounds at least three times per week on assigned unit(s).
  1. Communicates verbally or in writing with physicians regarding documentation needs, discharge plans, over utilization of resources including length of stay.
  1. Assists Nursing Staff in making or facilitating appropriate referrals to Social Service, Hospice, etc.
  1. Communicates plan and coordination of the plan of care/discharge with patients’ and patients’ families.
  1. Collaboratively directs Nursing Staff in the development of realistic collaborative plans of care.
  1. Works with all health care team members to recognize and prevent over-utilization of resources.
  1. Monitors managed care patients utilizing outside facilities to ensure appropriate utilization (Managed Care Case Manager), facilitates timely transfer of out-of-network patients.
  1. Assists Manager of Case Management in educating/counseling Nursing Staff when identified as contributing to delays in service or avoidable patient days.
  1. Facilitates a smooth transition for patient transfer to other units, lower level of care or discharge.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education:
Graduate from accredited school of Nursing
Bachelors in Science, Nursing (BSN) preferred
Minimum Experience/Skills:
Minimum of three (3) years’ of Clinical experience in a healthcare setting
Previous Case Management experience preferred
Maintains current California Registered Nurse Licensure or has graduated from an accredited RN program and works directly under the supervision of a California licensed RN.
Maintains current BLS.
Prefer California Public Health Certification
Must have Knowledge of hospital protocol and procedures; familiarity with community resources and outside professional agencies; federal and state regulation governing hospital and home care.
Must have knowledge of and broad experience in acute nursing care.
Must be computer literate.
Must be able to multi-task.
Physical Demands:
Sit and Stand frequently.
Walk and bend frequently.
Reach and turn frequently.
Lift and carry up to 20 lbs. occasionally.
Flexibility in work routine.
Able to work with frequent interruptions.
Able to sit for long periods of time.
Vision Requirements:
Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties
Working Conditions:
Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
Regularly exposed to the risk of contagious and blood borne diseases
Subject to varying and unpredictable situationExposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)
Emergency and crisis situations
Subject to irregular hours
Increased stress due to multiple calls and inquiries
Occasional exposure to radiation hazards, radioactive substances and biohazard material