The clinical case manager is responsible and accountable for coordinating the care of a specified group of patients.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field and 4 years clinical experience. RN - registered nurse with license/valid Texas permit.
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
One year of experience with this specific patient population or advanced training in education, would be a plus. Certification as a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist is required when joining or within 2 years of hiring.
Bachelor's degree in nursing
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Functions as a resource to nursing staff regarding patient assessment and plan of care or performs patient assessment and develops a plan of care to assure consistent and appropriate care is provided in a patient focused manner. • Collaborates with the physician and staff to develop, implement, and revise critical paths while ensuring the initiation of individualized critical paths for each patient entering the system and monitors patient progress. • Analyzes and addresses aggregate variances as well as variances from individual patients and shares this information with staff, physicians, and administration. • Educates the staff on case management and provides specific information related to case types, including financial data. • Develops and implements a documentation system incorporating critical paths and nursing care plans into a concise, multi-disciplinary format that meets regulatory standards. • Plans and implements (through multi-disciplinary meetings or rounds) strategies to reduce length of stay, reduce resource consumption, and achieve positive patient outcomes. • Utilizes appropriate resources in cases that present ethical dilemmas. • Manages each patient's transition through the system and transfers accountability to the appropriate person upon entry into another clinical service or upon discharge. • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
Commensurate with experience
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