VCU Health System's Utilization Management department is seeking a Utilization Review RN. The UR Nurse is responsible for utilization management and utilization review for prospective, concurrent, or retrospective review. Function as a part of a multidisciplinary team, including physicians, social workers, discharge planning assistants and payers. Perform reviews of current inpatient services, and determine medical appropriateness of inpatient and outpatient services following evaluation of medical guidelines and benefit determination. Conduct prospective, concurrent and retrospective utilization review for inpatient services, observations, as well as specific outpatient service requests.
Works with the attending and consulting physicians to facilitate effective and efficient transition through the process of hospitalization. Works collaboratively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure patient needs are met and care delivery is coordinated across the continuum, as well as appropriately reimbursed by payers as contracted, and that resources are efficiently and effectively utilized.
Utilizes medical necessity criteria as a tool to assess appropriateness of level and setting of care, assists in the denial and appeals process, assesses quality, and identifies and reports potential risk management issues.
Responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position. Establishes and maintains a professional rapport with providers, patients/families, and internal customers.
Trains and educates new UM staff nurses and new RN Care Coordinators by demonstrating job competency, providing technical instruction and leadership and generally raising the level of performance of others (within and outside of the department)
Advocates that the patient is placed in the status and level of care for appropriate remuneration of services rendered.
Utilizes clinical application systems with fundamental proficiency in utilization review systems and uses business support applications as needed
Bachelors of Science in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing
Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Virginia or eligible
Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience in an acute care setting
Master's Degree in Nursing or a healthcare related field from an accredited program
Case Management Certification
One (1) year of Care Coordination experience
Clinical experience with specialty patient population
Two (2) to Four (4) years of recent experience in Utilization Review or Utilization Management at a health plan or other managed care organization (HMO/TPA/IPA/etc.).
Proficient in Milliman Care Guidelines (MCG) or InterQual criteria for medical necessity, setting and level of care, and concurrent patient management.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.