Company :Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
This job has responsibility for creating, implementing, and evaluating care plans for patients and their families/caregivers across the health continuum. Incumbents will utilize nationally recognized standards of practice for case management by collaborating with providers, clinical teams, health plans, and external partners while advocating for patients and caregivers in order to align goals and plans. Incumbents will serve as professional role models, utilizing their expertise in care management to promote a collaborative professional environment that optimizes outcomes, engages patients/caregivers in their healthcare, and supports effective resource utilization. Serves as key team members in the management of readmissions, length of stay, ED utilization, and patient/family satisfaction.
- Contributes to or completes comprehensive assessment of patients and their families/caregivers, inclusive of clinical/physical needs, social determinants of health, and economic barriers impacting their ability to manage their health. (20%)
- Effectively identifies barriers and analyzes situations for assigned patient population, including risk for admission/readmission, external resources, and patient/family capacity in order to determine safe plans for transition and care coordination. (20%)
- Coordinates the clinical care with the patient, family, provider(s), and members of the interdisciplinary team. (25%)
- Advocates for patients and families through effectively communicating with providers, interdisciplinary team members, payers, and post-acute partners to assure effective outcomes and care. (15%)
- Leverage understanding of industry standards to provide applicable education to patients, families, providers, and interdisciplinary team partners including but not limited to: appropriateness of care, documentation requirements, utilization review principles and criteria, insurance benefits and limitations, transition planning requirements, length of stay, and resource utilization. (10%)
- Actively seeks professional development opportunities through professional certification, mentoring/precepting, and/or participation on department/hospital/system committees. (5%)
- Adheres to the policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and requirements of hospitals and other clinical settings. (5%)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing - OR - Bachelor’s Degree and Nursing Diploma -OR- 6 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
- 3 years in a clinical nursing role
- Current PA RN license
- Nationally recognized Case Management Certification within 5 years of start date. Incumbents in role as of 12/1/2022 have until 12/1/2024 to obtain.
- CPR certification
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Flexibility and adaptability to change
- Strong communication and collaboration skills with ability to tailor style according to target audience (providers, peers, clinical team members, patients, families)
- Transition planning and understanding of community and facility resources
- Knowledge of motivational interviewing techniques
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