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|NURSE CASE MANAGER|
|Facility:||Erie County Medical Center Corporation|
|Department:||Quality Assurance Control|
|Schedule:||Full Time - FT|
The work involves developing, monitoring and coordinating patient care professional nursing position. The incumbent serves as a liaison for the Department of Nursing and the Department of Medicine/Surgery focusing in an interdisciplinary team approach to promote quality patient care while achieving desired patient outcomes in a time-efficient, cost effective manner. Work is performed under the general supervision of higher level professional nursing administrator. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Familiarizes self with assigned patient's medical/psychosocial history and keeps track of their major sequence of events during current hospitalization; Introduces self to patient/family to explain the role of the case manager and group practice; Contacts physicians(s) to share assessments, goals, and plans for the patient's hospital stay and episode of illness and knows the anticipated diagnosis-related group (DRG), length of stay, and transfer/discharge dates; Collaborates with physicians(s) to develop critical paths and case management plans (CMP) for specific medical diagnosis; Select initial CMP and critical pathway, if established, and coordinates early discharge planning with Social Services; Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to develop and implement clinical pathways for specific diagnoses and desired patient outcomes; Accompanies and assists physicians on daily rounds; Keeps physician informed on current patient status; Consults with physicians on patient progress toward expected outcomes and strategies to achieve desired outcomes; Identifies, analyzes and takes corrective actions for patterns of variance that emerge within CMP or critical pathways selected for a patient; Compares the standard case management plan with the patient's individual needs in such areas as social and economic data, family resources, functional abilities, knowledge needs, potential risk factors and complications, and special concerns or issues; Assess and evaluates each patient's plan of care daily.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional nursing; through knowledge of current nursing practices and techniques used to provide total patient care; through knowledge of diagnostic related groups (DRG) and length of stay as they relate to reimbursement in New York State; good knowledge of medical case management planning, principles and techniques; ability to work with and gain the trust and confidence of patients, patients’ family and Medical Center staff; Emotional maturity;Tach;Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Critical thinking skills; patience, compassion, physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Nursing and four (4) years of acute hospital nursing experience, including one (1) year of acute medical nursing; or B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and five (5) years of acute hospital nursing experience, including one (2) year of acute medical nursing; or C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of New York. NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting the full-time experience requirements.