RN - Case Management

Job Locations US-ME-Brunswick
Job ID
2016-1266
Job Type
Per Diem
Category
Nursing
Unit
Case Management
Shift
varies
Hours per Week
varies

Overview

Under the general supervision of the Director of Acute Care Coordination, the nurse provides clinically-based care coordination to support the delivery of quality patient care as efficiently as possible. The care coordinator has accountability for individual patients ensuring quality clinical outcomes, and discharge planning for patients within the assigned caseload. The care coordinator is responsible for knowing the patient’s “story” and connecting the patient’s story to the medical condition and treatment plan. In order to concurrently impact clinical outcomes, the care coordinator’s clinical skills and competencies need to be at the level of at least a clinical nurse level #3. The person in this role will focus on clinical outcomes and evidence based practice as a mechanism to assure quality care. With the patient, family and health care team, the care coordinator creates and organizes a discharge plan appropriate to the patient’s needs and resources and ensures that the patient is receiving the right care, at the right level across the continuum.

Responsibilities

  • Independently fulfills all clinical expectations of at least a clinical nurse level 3, including nursing assessment, planning, nursing diagnosis, implementation and evaluation of patient care(See clinical nurse level #3 job description).
  • Integrates the clinical outcomes, discharge planning/coordination and utilization review functions into the Care Coordinator role.
  • Rounds with clinicians daily to discuss patient’s progress
  • Provide decision support to the direct care givers and the physician and/or advanced practitioners.
  • Pace the team and the system to ensure the clinical outcomes are being met in a timely way.
  • Provide synthesis and coordination of all patient needs in routine and in the most complex situations, including nursing care, medication management, and diagnostic results integration.
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication, conflict resolution and problem solving skills with patients/families, intervening to prevent or resolve patient/family concerns.
  • Proactively becomes involved in the management of patient’s care providing consistency, credibility and clinical competence.
  • Provides clinical support to new care providers by providing opportunities for less experienced staff to observe and participate in assessment, data review and evaluation of clinical outcomes
  • Introduces alternative solutions to problems addressed in case presentations.
  • Strategically uses education and negotiation to enhance clinical outcomes and core measure compliance.

 

Qualifications

 

  • RN licensure, State of Maine
  • BSN required
  • 3-5 years current acute care clinical bedside experience
  • 1-2 years of Case Management experience in an Acute Care setting preferred
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve creatively

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