Inpatient Case Manager-Medical Group

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  • 19-00167
  • Direct Placement
  • Managed Care Nursing
  • Torrance, CA
Job Description
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Inpatient Case Manager

Description
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.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • 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.

Requirements 

  • 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.

Compensation

  • Commensurate with Experience

Additional Information

  • Full Time, M-F
  • Direct Placement; Benefited; Non-Exempt


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