Utilization Manager

Tacoma, WA

Post Date: 12/06/2017 Job ID: 24785 Category: Registered Nurse

Job Description:
  • Perform duties to conduct and manage the day to day operations of the utilization management function.
  • Communicate with staff to facilitate daily department functions.
  • Review analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Promote compliance with federal and state regulations and contractual agreements.
  • Develop, implement and maintain compliance, policies and procedures regarding medical utilization management functions.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain utilization management programs to facilitate the use of appropriate medical resources and decrease the business unit's financial exposure.
  • Compile and review multiple reports on work function activities for statistical and financial tracking purposes to identify utilization trends and make recommendations to management.
  • Facilitate on-going communication between utilization management staff and contracted providers.
  • Develop staff skills and competencies through training and experience. Available to non-clinical staff as a resource for clinical questions.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor s degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Bachelor s degree in nursing preferred.
  • 3+ years utilization management and recent nursing experience in an acute care setting particularly in medical/surgical, pediatrics, or obstetrics and management experience.
  • 3+ years utilization management and recent experience in a clinical setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of utilization management and clinical nursing or dentistry.
  • Familiarity with Medicare and Medicaid managed care practices and policies, CHIP and SCHIP.
  • Previous experience as a lead in a functional area, managing cross functional teams on large scale projects or supervisory experience including hiring, training, assigning work and managing the performance of staff.
  • Possess an active, professional and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) to practice as a health professional in a state or territory of the United States.
  • Case Management Certification preferred.
  • Using multiple computer systems; excel & daily use.
  • Experience with performance management.

For more information, please contact A-Line Staffing Solutions at 877-782-3334.

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