Job Summary: The Care Manager facilitates the coordination of clinical care with a multidisciplinary team approach for the assigned patient population. Serves as an advocate for the patient and their significant others, assisting the navigation through the health care continuum, implements and coordinates care progression, monitors and evaluates options and services to meet individual's health needs through effective communication, collaboration, coordination and securing services necessary to promote optimal health outcomes. Participates in establishing standards of care and managing variances from those standards. Considers clinical and financial aspects of patient care when carrying out his/her duties. Ensures that Discharge Planning and Utilization Review functions are performed for all patients. Ensures that discharge plans are coordinated with physicians, the multi-disciplinary team, providing care for the patient, external case managers, the patient and significant others who have an ongoing caring relationship with the patient.
Regulatory Requirements: Meets and maintains the minimum qualifications for the position including:
Current State of Maine RN licensure.
Three(3) or more years of previous experience associated with assigned areas.
Certified Case manager preferred.