The Care Manager is involved in the coordination of care and services for patients admitted to Saint Joseph Hospital who are identified as needing assistance or meeting care management criteria. The Care Manager is responsible for utilization review, utilization management, care coordination, and discharge planning. Information is gathered via an in-depth assessment that provides the healthcare team with the patientâ™s prior level of functioning, access to and/or use of community resources and available support systems. This information is used to assist the care team in developing a plan of care which includes, but is not limited to: assuring appropriateness of services and care setting, assuring individualized support and education, determining the need for continued services, planning for discharge, and identifying and connecting patients/families with available community resources if needed.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.