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Case Manager Utilization RN

Location: Riverside, CA Job Number: 708595 Date posted: 06/13/2018
Description: Works collaboratively with an MD to coordinate and screen for the appropriateness of admissions and Continued stays. Makes recommendations to the physicians for alternate levels of care when the patient does not meet the medical necessity for Inpatient hospitalization. Interacts with the family, patient and other disciplines to coordinate a safe and acceptable discharge plan. Functions as an indirect caregiver, patient advocate and manages patients in the most cost effective way without compromising quality. Transfers stable non-members to planned Health care facilities. Responsible for complying with AB 1203, Post Stabilization notification. Complies with other duties as described. Must be able to work collaboratively with the Multidisciplinary team, multitask and in a fast pace environment.

Essential Functions:
  • Plans, develops, assesses & evaluates care provided to members.
  • Collaborates with physicians, other members of the multidisciplinary health care team & patient/family in the development, implementation & documentation of appropriate, individualized plans of care to ensure continuity, quality & appropriate resource use.
  • Recommends alternative levels of care & ensures compliance with federal, state & local requirements.
  • Assesses high risk patients in need of post-hospital care planning.
  • Develops & coordinates the implementation of a discharge plan to meet patient's identified needs.
  • Communicates the plan to physicians, patient, family/caregivers, staff & appropriate community agencies.
  • Reviews, monitors, evaluates & coordinates the patient's hospital stay to assure that all appropriate & essential services are delivered timely & efficiently.
  • Participates in the Bed Huddles & carries out recommendations congruent with the patient's needs.
  • Coordinates the interdisciplinary approach to providing continuity of care, including Utilization management, Transfer coordination, Discharge planning, & obtaining all authorizations/approvals as needed for outside services for patients/families.
  • Conducts daily clinical reviews for utilization/quality management activities based on guidelines/standards for patients in a variety of settings, including outpatient, emergency room, inpatient & non-KFH facilities.
  • Acts as a liaison between in-patient facility & referral facilities/agencies & provides case management to patients referred.
  • Refers patients to community resources to meet post hospital needs.
  • Coordinates transfer of patients to appropriate facilities; maintains & provides required documentation.
  • Adheres to internal & external regulatory & accreditation requirements & compliance guidelines
    including but not limited to: TJC, DHS, HCFA, CMS, DMHC, NCQA & DOL.
  • Educates members of the healthcare team concerning their roles & responsibilities in the discharge
    planning process & appropriate use of resources.
  • Provides patients with education to assist with their discharge & help them cope with psychological
    problems related to acute & chronic illness.
  • Per established protocols, reports any incidence of unusual occurrences related to quality, risk and/or
    patient safety which are identified during case review or other activities.
  • Reviews, analyses & identifies utilization patterns & trends, problems or inappropriate utilization of resources & participates in the collection & analysis of data for special studies, projects, planning, or for routine utilization monitoring activities.
  • Coordinates, participates & or facilitates care planning rounds & patient family conferences as needed.
  • Participates in committees, teams or other work projects/duties as assigned.

  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Two (2) years clinical experience as an RN in an acute care setting required.
    Education
  • Completion of an accredited RN training program that allows graduates to take RN license exam.
    Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
  • Current California RN license required.
  • BLS.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize/apply the general and specialized principles, practices, techniques and methods of Utilization review/management, discharge planning or case management.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards (TJC, Medicare, Medi-Cal, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize written and verbal communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning, organizing, conflict resolution and negotiating skills.
  • Computer literacy skills required.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or healthcare related field preferred.


    Notes:
  • This per diem position is for inpatient and ED case management.
  • Weekends and holidays required.
  • Candidate needs to provide one week full time to train, then will continue to train around candidates schedule thereafter (amount depends on individual needs).
    Primary Location: California,Riverside,Riverside Medical Center 10800 Magnolia Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:30 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SCNSC Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Utilization Management (Case Management) Travel: No
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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