TheCare Manager - Telemetry is involved in the coordination of care and services for patientsadmitted to SCL Health who are identified as needing assistance or meeting CaseManagement criteria. The Care Manager is responsible for utilization review,utilization management, care coordination, and discharge planning. Informationis gathered via an in-depth assessment that provides the healthcare team withthe patient's prior level of functioning, access to and/or use of communityresources and available support systems. This information is used to assist thecare team in developing a plan of care which includes, but is not limited to:assuring appropriateness of services and care setting, assuring individualizedsupport and education, determining the need for continued services, planningfor discharge, and identifying and connecting patients/families with availablecommunity resources if needed.
Promotesmission, vision and values of Good Samaritan Medical Center and SCL Health.
Activelyfulfills Best in the Nation goals.
Assessesfor appropriateness of level of care setting from admission through discharge.
Identifiespatients requiring case management and takes the lead as case manager for thoserequiring intervention, especially with clinically complex cases.
Interviewspatients and families to assess current functional status and support system.
Collaborateswith the health care team to develop a plan of care by participating in patientcare rounds.
Assuresthe discharge plan is in alignment with providing choice, assuring safety, andis timely and cost effective.
Assuresthe plan of care is individualized for patient's with a chronic disease tosupport patient/family self management following discharge .
Facilitatesthe safe transfer of patients to alternate level of care settings, assuringappropriate exchange of information among all caregivers.
Assistswith scheduling discharges, pre planning discharges and identifying dischargegoals during patient care rounds to assist with patient flow on the units.
Helpsto identify strategies for reducing length of stay and appropriate utilizationof services.
Utilizescriteria including clinical pathway data and implements strategies to resolvecontrollable variances.
Assistsin monitoring appropriate hospitalization and continued stays.
Provideseducation to other departments/floors regarding case management services andsupport, discharge planning and plan of care.
Servesas a support to social work partners in the area of medical necessity,discharge goals, Medicare criteria and disease management.
Attendsand participates in department meetings and participates in multidisciplinarygroups as necessary and/or requested.
Associate'sDegree in Nursing, required
Bachelordegree in nursing required within 5 years after date of hire
Currentnursing license in good standing required
CurrentBLS certification from American Heart Association required
Minimumof three (3) years of clinical nursing experience required
Minimumof one year (1) experience with case management required
We reveal and foster God's healing love by improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Inspired by our faith,
•We will be distinguished as the premier person-centered health system and trusted partner.
•We will share accountability with clinicians and other stakeholders to coordinate care across all settin...gs and improve access, quality, health outcomes, and affordability.
•We will grow as community-based health networks to serve more people in partnerships with others who share our vision and values.
Caring Spirit - We honor the sacred dignity of each person.
Excellence - We set and surpass high standards.
Good Humor - We create joyful and welcoming environments.
Integrity - We do the right thing with openness and pride.
Safety - We deliver care that seeks to eliminate all harm for patients and associates.
Stewardship - We are accountable for the resources entrusted to us.