Covenant Health

Job Title
RN Care Mgr II
ID
3256439
Facility
LeConte Medical Center
Department Name
CONTINUUM OF CARE

Overview

LeConteMedicalCenterLOGO-2019

 

 

 

RN Care Manager, Continuum of Care

 

PRN/OCC

Saturday rotation required with some Sundays on call required. Holiday coverage may be required.

 

LeConte Medical Center Overview:

LeConte Medical Center is a part of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network and is a 79-bed community hospital located in the heart of Sevier County. We’re a full-service, not-for-profit hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing Sevier County community. LeConte offers a full range of health services, including top-tier specialists, a modern ER, and a beautiful Women’s Center. Learn more about our amazing facility at https://www.lecontemedicalcenter.com/about-leconte-medical-center/.

As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including:

  • unmatched medical insurance,
  • tuition reimbursement;
  • student loan repayment assistance,
  • certification bonuses;
  • leadership and professional development programs;
  • an employer-matched 401(k); and
  • a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.

 

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.

Responsibilities

 

  • The RN care manager utilizes case finding criteria to screen patients and gather information from the medical record, physician documentation and communication, patient/family as well as other sources to develop a comprehensive plan for the patient that will meet identified needs.
  • The care manager modifies the case management plan to meet the changing needs of the patient’s clinical condition. Secures needed resources via a multidisciplinary approach to care management strategy to assure timely, efficient and cost effective services.
  • Designs and implements practice guidelines and clinical care designs in collaboration with physicians, nursing and other members of the health care team for assigned population.
  • Identifies specific objectives, goals, and actions to meet the patient’s identified needs.
  • Communicates effectively with physician offices, home health agencies, rehabilitation facilities, long term care facilities, and third party payers to identify goals to assure that patients receive the most appropriate, cost effective and efficient means of care. The RN Care Manager provides documentation in the patient’s medical record to communicate the goals and transition plan for the patient.
  • Executes and documents the Care Management activities and interventions related to specific patient goals.
  • Serves as liaison to provide communication with the patient/family, physician and the health care team.
  • Identifies causes of outcome variances and implements actions to improve the variances; evaluates corrective actions for improvement.
  • Proactively seeks the most efficient, cost-effective ways to provide appropriate care.
  • Conducts research to identify “best” practices for achieving patient outcomes.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives for assigned population.
  • Addresses end of life issues as they arise with the physician, family and other members of the health care team.
  • Maintains patient Privacy information with other facilities, services and departments involved in Interdisciplinary Discharge Planning Rounds.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • 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.

Qualifications

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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