Registered Nurse - Care Manager, Social Services Department
PRN/OCC, Variable Shifts
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is an award-winning, certified, and accredited facility with 541 beds. As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke. We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as its 2020 “Best-in-State-Employer” for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including: offering 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.
Collaboration and Planning:
Communication, Implementation, and Coordination of Care:
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 Requirements: Current Tennessee RN License.
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