Case Manager (RN) - Float-Surgical Services, 0.7 FTE, Part-time, Days

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

The Social Work and Case Management Department responds to referrals for inpatient and clinic patients at Stanford Health Care.
•\tCase Managers assist patients and their families with discharge planning and insurance issues.
•\tSocial Workers focus on providing short term counseling and community resources.
•\tHousing Coordinators can provide information for available lodging resources
The Department of Social Work and Case Management is committed to:

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
Case Managers are licensed nursing professionals responsible for coordinating continuum of care and discharge planning activities for a caseload of assigned patients. Major responsibilities include coordinating all facets of a patient's admission/discharge; performing utilization review activities, including review of patient charts for timeliness of services as well as appropriate utilization of services; and ensuring optimum use of resources, service delivery, and compliance with external review agencies' requirements. Case Managers act as consultants to the clinical team, service lines, and other departments regarding patient assessment and patient care and participate in program development and quality improvement initiatives. In their role, Case Managers, by applying guidelines and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, influence and direct the delivery and quality of patient care. A hospital-based case management system has as its primary goal to ensure the most appropriate use of services by patients and, toward that end, to avoid duplication and misuse of medical services, control costs by reducing inefficient services, and improve the effectiveness of care delivery. Objectives are to facilitate timely discharge; prompt, efficient use of resources; achievement of expected outcomes; collaborative practice; coordination of care across the continuum; and performance/quality improvement activities that lead to optimal patient outcomes. A Case Manager differs from other roles in professional nursing/health care practice in that it is
not intended to provide direct patient care; rather, a Case Manager will be assigned to specific patients to ensure that the medical services and treatments required are accomplished in the most financially and clinically efficient manner.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Coordination of Care -- Manages each patient's transition through the system and transfers accountability to the appropriate person upon entry into another clinical service or discharge.
    Discharge Planning - - Coordinates and facilitates timely implementation of discharge plans for assigned patients with complex needs in collaboration with other interdisciplinary team members; arranges follow up care as appropriate.
  • Education/Consultation -- Acts as an educational resource and provides consultation to patients and their families, hospital medical personnel regarding the discharge planning process and applicable regulatory requirements; educates the staff on case management; and provides specific information related to case types.
  • Lead Work -- May lead the work of administrative/clinical support staff responsible for assisting with case management for an assigned patient caseload.
  • Other -- Participates in department program planning, goal setting, systems development and process improvement; participates in department and hospital committees and task forces; develops and maintains documentation of findings, discharge arrangements, and actions taken according to departmental guidelines; prepares and maintains records as required; collects, analyzes and reports on data for utilization, quality improvement, compliance, and other areas as assigned.
  • Patient Assessment / Plan of Care -- Functions as a resource to and collaborates with physicians, social workers, nurses, and other interdisciplinary team members to assess, plan, and coordinate patient care needs and/or performs patient assessment and develops a plan of care to assure consistent, timely, and appropriate care is provided in a patient-focused manner.
  • Quality Improvement -- Participates in quality improvement activities by identifying opportunities for improvement in such areas as clinical outcomes, utilization of resources and concurrent data collection; participates in clinical process improvement teams within the department, service lines, and hospital.
  • Third-Party Reimbursement -- Collects, analyzes reports and reviews patient information with third-party payers to assure reimbursement for patient services/procedures. Communicates with review organizations / payers to provide requested clinical and psychosocial information to assure reimbursement.
  • Utilization Review -- Reviews prospectively, concurrently and retrospectively all inpatients for appropriateness of admission, level of care, and determines appropriate length of stay. Monitors patients' length of stay and collaborates with physicians to ensure resource utilization remains within covered benefits and are appropriate in relationship to the patient's clinical and psychosocial needs; plans and implements (through multi-disciplinary meetings or rounds) strategies to reduce length of stay, reduce resource consumption, and achieve positive patient outcomes analyzes and addresses aggregate variances as well as variances from individual patients and shares this information with staff, physicians, and administration.

Education Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university Required

Experience Qualifications
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience. Required

Licenses and Certifications
  • RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure and/or Compact State Licensure required

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.