- Direct Placement
- Managed Care Nursing
- Torrance, CA
Inpatient Case Manager
The Inpatient Care Manager coordinates and monitors the health needs of patients with complex medical and/or social needs. The Care Manager works closely with patients, family members, physicians, hospital case managers, and ancillary service providers to achieve the patient's maximum functional potential. This position provides on-going support through comprehensive assessment and care planning and ensures care plans are in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides a comprehensive assessment of patient's needs and/or desires.
- Manages all aspects of discharge planning for assigned patients.
- Assesses appropriateness of level of acuity and care.
- Facilitates transfer to other facilities. Initiates referrals for home health care, hospice, and medical equipment and supplies.
- Meets directly with patient/family to assess needs and develop an individualized continuing care plan in collaboration with the physician.
- Collaborates and communicates with multidisciplinary team in all phases of discharge planning process, including initial patient assessment, planning, implementation, interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching, and ongoing evaluation.
- Following department procedures, prepares comprehensive care plan that includes action steps and resources.
- Documents care plan and subsequent changes electronically.
- Routinely coordinates with patient and/or family regarding action plans and resources to carry out care plan recommendations.
- Effectively reviews care plan with primary care physician.
- Communicates with ambulatory care managers to ensure smooth transitions.
- Remains current with relevant healthcare requirements and the relevant professional literature.
- Develops and maintains written procedures.
- Follows company code of conduct.
- Thorough knowledge of case management.
- Understanding of family and group dynamics.
- Familiarity with behavior modification techniques.
- Knowledge of resources in the community, laws, regulations, and policies that govern case management.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining rapport with members, families, and local resources (medical, social, civic, legal and religious organizations).
- Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and communication with a wide variety of people and to work as a team member.
- Ability to form helping relationships with patients and family members of all ages and cultural backgrounds, regardless of diagnosis or disability.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set appropriate priorities.
- Working knowledge of Federal, State and local community resources, services and programs.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of all patient information.
- Bachelors, Associate degree in nursing is required; current California RN license.
- Two (2) years acute or subacute hospital experience or two years in home health, utilization management or case management background required.
- Care Management Certification: CMC, CCM desirable
- Current BCLS certification.
- Commensurate with Experience
- Full Time, M-F
- Direct Placement; Benefited; Non-Exempt