University of Kansas Hospital

Integrated Nursing Case Manager - PRN (48918670)
Location: KANSAS CITY, Kansas - United States
Posted: 9/19/2019

Integrated Nursing Case Manager - PRN

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<p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">The Behavioral Health Integrated Nurse Case Manager, under the direction of the Clinical Manager of Adult Behavioral Health, provides service safely and efficiently for a range of services to patients.The primary role is pre-authorizations, post discharge medication procurement, utilization review and post-hospitilization medical equipment. The Behavioral Health Integrated Nurse Case Manager ensures that care is appropriate, timely, and cost-effective. <span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Within the purview of financial management, pro-actively communicates with members of the healthcare team to ensure appropriate medical necessity for patients in beds.</span> The Behavioral Health Integrated Nurse Case Manager promotes effective utilization and monitoring of health care resources and works with all disciplines toward positive quality outcomes.</span></p>
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Responsibilities
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<ul><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Accepts responsibility and accountability for achievement of optimal outcomes within their scope of practice. Follows policies, procedures and standards; complies with Corporate Compliance program. Assumes responsibility for risk and safety issues associated with the position. Takes call as required by the department expectations. Performs specific job responsibilities and demonstrates accountability for own actions and decisions. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Acquires and maintains knowledge and competence related to the expectations of their position and practices within their scope. Brings ideas and concerns to supervisor, participates in department decision making. Maintains current licensure. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for identification and access to services. Advocates for the protection of the patient's health, safety and rights. Ensures patient choice and consistently supports a patient centered environment. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Identifies and manages other patient needs making referrals to the appropriate personnel; validate the need was addressed. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Identifies patient educational, social and financial needs; referring to the appropriate personnel.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Spiritual support. Refers to Pastoral Care or their pastor.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Assures prudent utilization of all resources (fiscal, staff resources, environmental, equipment and services) by evaluating the options available. Demonstrates ability to balance cost and quality to assure the optimal clinical and financial outcomes. Participates in performance improvement activities.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Reviews all assigned Outpatient Observation patients and verifies correct status assignment and develops discharge plan. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Conducts admission and continued stay reviews to evaluate medical necessity of admission/continued stay and appropriateness of treatment plan using screening criteria and benchmark tools as defined by the department. When appropriate confers with the attending physician, department management, physician advisor, and insurance companies to assure the justification of admission/continued stay.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Facilitates external payer certification for hospital and discharge needs.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Initiates the process to move the patient appropriately through the continuum of care.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Minimizes and informs patients of their financial responsibilities.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Ensures compliance with payer rules and regulations.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Monitors, records, and reports all variances related to utilization of resources.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Communicates timely, relevant and accurate information to all parties involved with patient's care. Communicates effectively and frequently within the multidisciplinary team and patient/family throughout the hospitalization. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Facilitates the progression of care by advancing the care plan to achieve desired outcomes. Monitors the patient's progression towards the desired outcome. Facilitates discharge planning, resource referral and patient education. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Uses critical thinking skills to facilitate proactive discharge planning, initial discharge assessment on assigned patient population, establish daily goals, validate medical record documentation of the patientís clinical picture all as it relates to the case management process.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Identify discharge needs such as equipment, home health services, nursing home, and etc.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Completes education and resource referrals as appropriate. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Facilitates transfers to a lower level of care.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Explores discharge options and communicates to the patient, family and physician.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Coordinates and facilitates communication among all team members, including community providers.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Integrates the work of the healthcare team by coordinating resources and services necessary to accomplish agreed-upon goals and desired discharge plan. Continuously monitors the patient through frequent interactions starting at admission through discharge. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Documents appropriate information in Case Management computer system, progress notes and any other required documentation.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Prepares for and participates in daily Interdisciplinary Care Coordination (ICC) Huddles by providing relevant and discipline specific information to the entire healthcare team.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Works collaboratively with patients, families, all members of the healthcare team, and community partners to make an appropriate discharge plan based on identified needs. The RN Case Manager and healthcare team are jointly accountable for measurable outcomes which are cost effective and reflect patient preferences and values. Participates as a member of a team to achieve organizational and departmental goals.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Presents at the Weekly Length of Stay (LOS) Meeting on patients reaching or surpassed the assigned length of stay threshold.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Facilitates care within the financial restraints.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Prioritizes daily activities based on payer reimbursement, length of stay, level of care, and charges to date.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Intervenes per hospital/department policy with potential over-utilization of clinical resources.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Assists in the appeal process by proactively requesting reconsideration on all adverse determinations from external payers.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Identify, escalate, and document avoidable days for reporting purposes.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Provide crisis intervention as needed/when directed by Case Management Director/Manager. A Case Management staff member is available "on call" 24-hours a day, seven days a week. All members of the Case Management Department are expected to accept "on call" responsibilities on a monthly basis.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Continually participates in the study and improvement of process providing health care services to meet the needs of patients, the organization and the department.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Monitors individual patient outcomes and intervenes as necessary.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Identifies opportunities for performance improvement and refers to the appropriate person or department.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Identifying opportunities for Medical Staff performance improvement, collecting data, reporting variances and statistical data to the Medical Staff Performance Improvement Committee, Credentialing Committee, or any other appropriate group or team.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Assist the medical staff department with conducting peer review activities and completion of special studies.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Serves as a resource for the PI process, and is able to lead team and facilitate teams.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Completes all Case Management system requirements, and assist in data analysis and identifying opportunities to improve performance.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Monitors outcomes related to the financial impact on patient care.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Participates in professional development activities.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Attends workshops, conferences or seminars suggested by Manager.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Completed the objectives identified on last performance appraisal.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Identifies professional development needs and pursues educational opportunities.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Participates on hospital task forces and committees.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Attends and participates in department meetings.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Acts as a preceptor for new team members.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Assists in training of new team members.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Seeks clinical supervision when needed.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Demonstrates flexibility and teamwork among case management staff members.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Assists peers in the event of fluxuating census.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Provides coverage to other services as needed or as requested by Manager</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Identifies, monitors and reports opportunities for quality and performance improvement to the appropriate department. The RN Case Manager takes an active role in performance improvement activities as it relates to their area of assignment.</span></li></ul>
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Qualifications
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<p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Required:</span></span></span></p><ul><li><div style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Bachelor's Degree in Nursing</span></div></li><li><div style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Registered Nurse in State of Kansas</span></div></li><li><div style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Minimum two (2) years clinical experience</span></div></li></ul><p style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Preferred:</span></span></p><ul><li style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">UR experience preferred</span></li><li style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Minimum two (2) Psychiatric nuring experience preferred</span></li><li style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Epic experience</span></li></ul>
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Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
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Related Industries:Nursing, Case Management
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