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Category: Nursing - RN/Management
Facility: Erie County Medical Center Corporation
Department: Social Services
Schedule: Full Time - FT - TEMPORARY
Shift: Varied Shift
Hours: 40 hrs weekends and holidays
Job Details:

The work involves collaborating with physicians and other clinical staff to develop and coordinate the plan of care for a specific caseload of patients.  The incumbent advocates for the patient and family, assuring that the established standard of care and expected outcomes are achieved in a timely manner and with the appropriate use of resources.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level professional nurse administrator.  Supervision is not a function of this position.  The incumbent performs related work as required.



Provides comprehensive management of each patient's transition from admission through discharge;

Collaborates with physicians and interdisciplinary team to develop and implement best practice models and standards for each individual patient and for specific diagnoses;

Develops, implements and monitors the patient's interdisciplinary plan of care; revises goals and plans as needed based on changes to the patient's clinical condition;

Individualizes care coordination and discharge plans based on the patient's social and economic situation, family resources, functional abilities, knowledge needs, potential risk factors and complications and special concerns or issues;

Assesses and evaluates each patient's plan of care on a daily basis;

Communicates with third party payers to provide initial and concurrent reviews for authorization of hospital stay;

Coordinates the discharge plan within the interdisciplinary team to assure the availability of resources in support of safe and timely discharge and delegates appropriate actions and tasks to team members;

Identifies barriers to care coordination, discharge and potential avoidable hospital days; reports and discusses barriers with departmental leadership and/or Physician Advisors as needed to facilitate resolution and expedite appropriate care;

Collaborates and communicates with key members of each patient's team, involved parties in pursuing desired patient outcomes and discharge plan and with patient/family about progress toward expected outcomes and satisfaction with care delivered;

Completes assessment tools as required;

Consults with appropriate parties to balance care and cost according to internal and external data sources;

Attends and participates in interdisciplinary meetings, mandatory and reorientation programs, and departmental Performance Improvement activities.



Good knowledge of the principles and practices of professional nursing; good knowledge of current nursing practices and techniques used to provide total patient care; good knowledge of case management including care coordination, utilization review/medical necessity, discharge planning and transitional management; good knowledge of Patient Review Instrument (PRI) assessment; ability to work with and gain the trust and confidence of patients and patients' family or caregivers; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; tact; courtesy; capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.



A)     Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York  State registered college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Health Administration, Human Services or a closely related field and two (2) years of behavioral health and/or medical/surgical registered professional nursing experience; or:

B)     Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's Degree in Nursing, Health Administration, Human Services or a closely related field and four (4) years of behavioral health and/or medical/surgical registered professional nursing experience; or:

C)     An equivalent combination of training and experience as set by the limits of (A) and (B).



Possession of a license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse as issued by the New York State Department of Education; and:

Possession of a Certification as a Patient Review Instrument (PRI) Assessor as issued by the New York State Department of Health by completion of the probationary period.


NOTE: Verifiable part time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirements.                                                          








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