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Lead Case Manager

  • R0007584
  • Palm Beach, Florida — Greenacres

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Job Description
The Lead, Nurse Case Manager RN provides clinical group leadership and expert technical guidance to the Nurse Case Manager RN/Care Coordinator team. The incumbent in this role also promotes consistent application, effective processes and clinical service accountability and is responsible for all the functions below on a smaller number of patients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides structure and assure consistent implementation of the CM plan, DM plan, SOPs and policies in all centers.
  • Assists with creation and implementation of SOPs as appropriate.
  • Precepts new case managers.
  • Serves as resident CM and DM “expert” to consistently support CM needs for market specific education. 
  • Provides support for catastrophic cases within the clinical support group.
  • Identifies problems or any dissatisfaction experienced by patients or referring source and works to resolve them to a high degree of service excellence. 
  • Builds relationships with preferred acute care providers (hospitalists, specialists).
  • Attends meetings that require CM/DM participation relay information as needed to other market case managers.
  • Assigns coverage for CM PTO/Open positions.
  • Assists with quality audits; Analyzes case management/disease management outcomes to identify issues and make recommendations. 
  • Formulates, implements and evaluates educational strategies for staff, patient and family.
  • Floats to other centers as needed.
  • Inputs into case manager performance evaluations or direct supervisory authority as determined by market leadership.
  • Assists in the interviewing, hiring and termination of case management staff.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Assists with quality audits and data analyses to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Supports quality improvement initiatives.
  • Serves as a resource for CM/DM process and documentation. 
  • Assists with patient complaints and follows to resolution.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and modified at manager’s discretion.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Analytical ability and comprehensive knowledge base to identify opportunities for improvement and problem resolution, evaluate patient status and health care procedures/techniques, and monitor quality of patient care.
  • Verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with diverse populations including physicians, employees, patients and their families.
  • Knowledge of care delivery capabilities along the continuum of care.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with all levels of hospital personnel and to supervise the activities of a group of employees. Strong interpersonal, communication and critical thinking skills are required.
  • Resourcefulness to identify prompt and sustainable solutions to barriers in care delivery.
  • Leadership skills to direct others toward objectives that contribute to the success of the department.
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations, manage multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities simultaneously.
  • Flexibility with schedule, including off-shifts, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of patients, families or staff.
  • Teaching abilities to conduct educational programs for staff.
  • Fiscal skills to monitor and control costs and revenue.
  • Familiarity with professional and technical emerging knowledge.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Compassionate with teamwork skills.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Excellent knowledge of case management principles, healthcare management and reimbursement.
  • Previous experience with psychological aspects of care.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, plus a variety of other word-processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail and presentation software.
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally, regionally and nationwide up to 10% of the time.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English.
  • Bilingual preferred.
Additional Job Description

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE CRITERIA:

  • Associate degree in Nursing required.
  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN) or RN with Bachelor Degree in a related clinical field, highly desired.
  • A valid, active Registered Nurse (RN) license in State of employment required.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ clinical work experience required.
  • Proven working experience in Case Management:
    • A minimum of 3 years’ utilization review and/or case management, home health and/or discharge planning experience required. (These 3 years can be included in the 5 years clinical work experience requirement).
  • Case Management Certification through the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) or the American Association of Managed Care Nurses (CMCN) preferred.
  • Hospital, healthcare setting experience is preferred.
  • Leadership experience in a healthcare setting highly desired (lead nurse, charge nurse, nursing supervisor, etc.)

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