Position Summary: The RN Care Manager I is responsible for integrating evidenced based clinical practice into the patient care setting, coordinating education of staff and patients and serving as a clinical resource and consultant to the health care team. The RN Care Manager I is responsible for promoting patient care continuity and quality through the collaborative development of practice guidelines and clinical pathways that support quality improvement activities. The RN Care Manager I actively seeks opportunities in research designed to identify best practices. The RN Care Manager I has the responsibility, accountability and authority for providing comprehensive care coordination and knowledge to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the outcomes of care for the designated patient population. The RN Care Manager I is seen as part of the management team on the nursing unit and reports directly to the Manager of Quality and Care Management at the facility level.
General Duties: Provides care management services maintaining the patient’s right to privacy and confidentiality adhering to Covenant Health’s HIPPA policy. Conducts self with the highest ethical standards.Serves as patient advocate in performing case management duties.Provides care management services within the scope of practice as a registered nurse meeting all required standards both legal and regulatory.
Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.
Minimum Experience: Three (3) years of acute care nursing experience; a minimum of two (2) years of experience in area of assigned responsibility.
Licensure Requirement: Current Tennessee RN License.
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