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RN Case Manager - Care Management

Job ID: 35222
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Case Manager for a .9 FTE role at Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. Join the Care Management team in this Day shift position working 8-hour shifts, 72 hours each two week pay period. 

What we offer: 

  • Hourly compensation starting at $43.98, more depending on experience. advanced education and specialty nursing certification
  • $2500 Sign-On Bonus 
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Comprehensive benefits package that offers three medical plans to select from
  • A hospital on the Magnet Journey
  • Non-Profit mission-drive healthcare system
  • A career opportunity that allows you to collaborate with the whole healthcare team to coordinate the needs of our patients

About Us:

PeaceHealth’s community of health care professionals in the Vancouver area include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, a 450-bed tertiary-level hospital and PeaceHealth Medical Group, a multi-specialty provider group serving communities throughout Clark County. 

Moving to the area? Why you'll love Vancouver and surrounding communities:

  • Vancouver is a lively city with over 160,000 residents, located just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.
  • There are many smaller cities surrounding Vancouver (Camas, Washougal, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, LaCenter) that offer a variety of housing and some rural living opportunities.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy quick access to the Pacific Ocean, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and never-ending recreational activities of the Pacific Northwest. We are home to some of the world’s best mountain biking and wind-surfing locales.
  • Downtown Vancouver is only 9 miles from downtown Portland, 80 miles to the Pacific Ocean, and 160 miles to Seattle.
  • A thriving arts, theater, and music scene and our 26 colleges and universities attract renowned authors, performers, and speakers.
  • Stellar school districts.
  • No Washington State income tax.

For additional information or questions, feel free to reach out to the recruiter at [email protected] 

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

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Details of the position : 

  1. Provide initial and ongoing assessments of the patients’ needs for services in collaboration with the healthcare team. Monitor and evaluate utilization of those services to focus on the best treatment and approach for the patient promoting the timely progression of interventions, utilization of resources and expected outcomes within a length of stay consistent with external regulations and standards.
  2. Provide utilization management including facilitating appropriate status assignment per Medicare and InterQual criteria. Ensure appropriate documentation for medical necessity of admission and continued hospitalization. Ensure appropriate level of care bed assignment, apply/interpret payer criteria to ensure conformance with payer standards and provide insurance reviews. Implement opportunities to improve effectiveness in utilization.
  3. Provide transition planning coordination to include identifying needs and implementing referrals to other clinical care providers. Evaluate patient progress and revise the care plan if needed. Act as a resource for physician office, physician and staff regarding Intensity Severity Discharge (ISD) criteria. Identify barriers to achieving patients discharge and assist the care team in overcoming them.
  4. Provide patient/family education to facilitate an understanding of their hospital and post-hospital course, their status assignment and discharge appeal rights and provide advocacy for their care.
  5. Effectively communicate and provide clear and concise documentation according to department standards and regulatory requirements. Refer to appropriate internal and community resources as necessary.
  6. Act as care management resource by demonstrating critical thinking, portraying a professional image of competency to customer and staff and demonstrating effective verbal and written communication with everyone. Maintain knowledge of CMS, Medicaid, and regulatory agency standards, Department of Health (DOH), Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Serve as a clinical resource and/or liaison.
  7. Lead “progression of care” transition rounds, assigning cases to MSW/Discharge planner for intervention.
  8. Perform other related duties as may be assigned.

What you bring: 

  • Graduate of an accredited school/college of nursing 
  • Minimum three years in a hospital setting with medical/surgical experience with supervisory/preceptor experience (or may have equivalent combination of education and/or experience).
  • WA State RN Licensure.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required upon hire.

Prefer: 

  • One year surgical patient population experience preferred.
  • Discharge planning, case management, quality assurance/quality improvement, clinical documentation and/or utilization management using Intensity Severity Discharge (ISD) preferred.
  • 5 years acute care experience preferred.
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM) preferred.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of diseases, clinical procedures, treatment, prognosis and hospital functions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate clinical information.
  • Strong analysis/problem solving skills.
  • Skill in the evaluation of quality and appropriateness of care.
  • Proven leadership ability. Strong organization skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in keyboarding and data entry.
  • Critical thinking skills, able to assess, evaluate and teach.
  • Knowledge of discharge planning, health care reimbursement, utilization review processes and Medicare admission status/classification level.
  • MS Office proficiency preferred.

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

PHSW Care Management:

  • Lead “progression of care” transition rounds, assigning cases to MSW/Discharge planner for intervention.
  • Within the Emergency Department Case Manager role: coordinate alternative level transfers (SNF, ALF, ICF, home health), coordinate equipment and other discharge resources.
  • Five years’ acute care experience preferred.

SOUTHWEST PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires normal exertion at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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