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RN- Care Manager

Department

Care Management

Schedule

Full Time

Description

General Function:  The Patient Care Manager is responsible and accountable for clinical utilization reviews by using screening criteria for initial and continued stay reviews and appropriateness for discharge. The Patient Care Manager also uses clinical care coordination by monitoring of timely and effective patient care progression. The Patient Care Manager will collaborate and coordinate activities with other departments/agencies, assist the Social Worker in analyzing and evaluating services that will improve the will demonstrate excellent customer relations and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with the physician, patient, family and staff.

Educational Requirements:

  • Current LA License
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • BSN preferred
  • CPR required

Experience Requirements:

  • 3 or more years as staff nurse with hospital experience preferred
  • Experience in utilization, quality and case management preferred

Special Requirements:

  • Solid clinical knowledge base in medical/surgical nursing
  • Ability to perform effectively in team situations.  Above average organizational/prioritizing skills
  • Advanced communications and interpersonal skills with all levels of internal and external customers
  • Proficient in computer applicaitons
  • Possesses personal qualities such as: kindness, empathy, understanding, respect, good judgement, integrity, loyalty, a sense of humor and an ability to relate to people in a compassionate manner
  • Responsibility for errors and losses: high - relatively free from errors

      

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