Care Manager 1

Camp Hill, PA 17011

Posted: 04/15/2019 Job Number: 27028

Job Title: Care Manager RN

Location: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8: 00am - 5: 00pm

Job Description: The Care Manager is responsible for providing care management services to beneficiaries with planned admissions to acute care hospitals, or to those transitioning from case management or disease management programs. Systematically identifies and addresses fragmented care for patients with acute, real-time needs and tailors interventions and services to fill gaps and produce optimal clinical outcomes cost-effectively

 

Job Responsibilities
  • Pre-Admission Counseling Contacts patients with upcoming hospital admissions and discusses expectations.
  • Assesses patient’ s condition to understand illness or injury and evaluate ability to follow treatment plan.
  • Advises patients of probable length of stay and helps anticipate and arrange for services at discharge.
  • Admission Care Works with physicians and hospitals to enforce treatment plans and orders.
  • Ensures patient receives specialty care and tests as ordered.
  • Contacts medical team members to discuss patients course of progress and needs.
  • Arranges for and coordinates health care team services, avoiding duplication and conserving benefit dollars.
  • Evaluates need for and authorizes equipment, supplies, services.
  • Identifies problems and acts to anticipate and avoid complications. Instructs patient and family in proper care and refers patient back to physician or other health care team members as needed. Identifies plateaus, improvements, regressions and depressions, and counsels accordingly. Coordination of Care Conducts hospital visits.
  • Confers with physician to clarify diagnosis, prognosis, therapies, daily living activities, and to share information.
  • Authorizes recommended modalities of treatment. Investigates and suggests alternatives appropriately.
  • Documents case summary in Transitional Care Plan and shares appropriately with beneficiaries and providers.
  • Facilitates beneficiary transfers among regions and collaborates with military liaison to minimize disruption care or services.
  • Coordinates basic benefit. Identifies and submits modifications, requests for exceptions or special programs as warranted.
  • Coordination of Financial Services Assesses patients benefit plan coverage and limitations.
  • Negotiates cost-effective rates for provider services by contacting multiple providers and comparing specialty item costs, researching and identifying required equipment, and pursuing contracts accordingly. Suggests medically appropriate alternatives that accomplish treatment plan goals more cost effectively.
  • Post Discharge Follow-up Contacts patients within 48 hours of discharge to ensure sufficient support for full recovery.
  • Ensures proper receipt of equipment, home health and other services. Assesses compliance with medications and follow-up appointments.
  • Assists patient in coordinating transportation and other basic needs, and in navigating the health care system effectively.

Education/ Experience:
  • BSN Degree
  • 1-2 years post of current experience working in Med Surg, ICU, Home Health, Etc
  • License/Certification: Must have and maintain current, valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania.

If you are interested in setting up a phone interview screening please contact Ashley at 877-782-3334 or email akruger@alinestaffing.com

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