Care Manager – RN

  • Location Orlando, FL
  • Type Travel / Contract
  • Job ID 18-05695-10
RN CARE MANAGER – 13 week contract

Position Summary

13-week contract with possibility to extend
Promotes and facilitates effective management of hospital resources from admission to discharge, collaborating with the assigned clinical team to identify patient most likely to benefit from care coordination services to include assessing patients’ risk factors and the need for care coordination, clinical utilization management and the transition to the next appropriate level of care.
Essential Functions

  • Initially and concurrently assesses all patients within assigned population to include, but not limited to:
    • Accurate medical necessity screening and submission for Physician Advisor review
    • Care coordination that includes admitting diagnosis/ medical history, current treatments, age, payment source, resources, support systems, anticipated needs, expected length of stay, appropriate level of service, special/ personal needs, and other relevant information.
    • Assignment of initial DRG to determine GMLOS, while concurrently monitoring and managing LOS and transition planning as appropriate through assessment and reassessment and the application of Interqual guidelines.
    • Leading and facilitating multi-disciplinary patient care conferences
    • Managing concurrent disputes
    • Making appropriate referrals to other departments
    • Identifying and referring complex patients to Social Work Services
    • Communicating with patients and families about the plan of care
    • Leading and facilitating Complex Case Review
    • Identification and documentation of potentially avoidable days
    • Identification and reporting over and underutilization
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory standards including Federal, State, Local and Joint Commission with review requirements for Managed Contracts, Medicare, Medicaid and Campus related to admission and continued stay approval.
  • Adheres to Utilization Management Plan.
  • Integrates National standards for case management scope of services including:
    • Utilization Management supporting medical necessity and denial prevention
    • Transition Management promoting appropriate length of stay, readmission prevention and patient satisfaction
    • Care Coordination by demonstrating throughput efficiency while assuring care is the right sequence and appropriate level of care
    • Education provided to physicians, patients, families and caregivers.
  • Communicates appropriately and timely with the interdisciplinary team and third party payers.
  • Prioritizes activities in assigned areas to focus on high risk, high cost, and problem prone areas.
  • Develops, collaborative relationships with patient business, nursing, physicians, and patient/family to facilitate efficient movement through the continuum of care.
  • Monitors and evaluates data, fiscal outcomes and other relevant information to develop and implement strategies for improvement.
  • Forwards identified quality and/or risk issues appropriately.
  • Maintains positive relationships with outside/onsite reviewers and other payer representatives.
  • Identifies cultural, socio-economic, religious, and other factors that may impact treatment.
  • Involves patient’s family in the development of the treatment plan as appropriate while explaining procedures, therapies, systems treatment plans, and discharge plans in age/developmental/educational specific terms to patient/family.
  • Reviews patient’s discharge plan at multidisciplinary meetings and/or staffing to facilitate communication with other healthcare team members.
  • Prioritizes workload to manage multiple priorities while using problem-solving skills to meet goals.
  • Enhances professional growth by participating in educational programs, current literature and/or workshops.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Respects the rights and privacy of others and holds staff member information in strict confidence.
  • Maintains regular attendance and complies with time and attendance policy and procedures.
  • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures, Mission, Vision and Values statement and Code of Conduct.
  • Enhances professional growth by participating in educational programs, current literature and/or workshops. 

Experience Required:

Three (3) years of experience in Chronic disease management, case management, care coordination utlization management or acute clinical care.

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. required

  • Current nursing license in the state of Florida.
  • BLS/Healthcare Provider Certification within 90 days of hire.

Carla Wright
1201 S. Orlando Avenue, Suite 440
Winter Park, FL 32789
T: 941.417.5505 | M: 941.504.3752
E: [email protected]

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