RN-Care Manager, Care Management
Position Type: Per Diem
Shift Schedule: Shift Hours/Days Will Vary
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0
Primary Location: Tacoma, WA - St. Joseph Medical Center
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!
As a member of a multidisciplinary team, in a leadership role, is responsible for coordination of patient care along the full continuum and/or for a target population. Through intervention, promotes the appropriate utilization of resources, identifies and addresses care gaps, promotes health behavior changes for patients to better manage their illnesses and recovery (if not chronic), and analyses readmissions to the acute setting post hospitalization. As a result, optimal clinical, financial, functional and health status improvements in the target population will be accomplished.
Incumbents will use professional judgment, independent analysis and critical-thinking skills to apply clinical guidelines, policies, and regulatory requirements, etc. to determine the appropriate level of care. Monitor’s patient’s clinical status and needs in order to ensure appropriate intensity of services and anticipate and prepare for transitions of care. Interventions will be targeted towards effective management of each episode of care and the seamless transition to the next level of care. The goal will be towards promoting patient engagement and participation in their care at their highest attainable level. The desired result is management of the patient in the least restrictive environment possible.
Incumbents are also accountable for demonstrating a strong commitment to promoting excellence every day by maintaining and demonstrating competent professional practice and engaging in opportunities for professional growth.
Facilitates coordination of a multidisciplinary plan of care to guide patient progress to promote the achievement of optimal clinical, quality, and cost effective outcomes.
Completes documentation responsibilities in keeping with hospital and department policy.
Performs evaluation of patient’s care and progress for the episode of care and/or across the continuum for the identified population.
Attends and participates in process improvement activities related to specific populations, department(s) and organization wide initiatives.
Adheres to and exhibits CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.
Your time at work should be fulfilling.
Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing plus three years of recent clinical work experience in the specialty area or related clinical specialty in a hospital setting within the past five years that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities. Experience with utilization management, discharge planning and/or case management is preferred.
Active Washington State license as a Registered Nurse is required.
Certification in case management from the Commission for Case Management Accreditation (CCM). The American Nurses Credentialing Center (RN-BC), or the American Care Management Association is desirable.
Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health (RN-BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center preferred.
Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.
Location/Region: Tacoma, WA