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Case Manager RN - FT - Case Management

Company: Laredo Medical Center
Location: Laredo
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Case Manager RN - FT
Job Description

Join our team! Laredo Medical Center's (LMC) Case Management Department is now hiring a full-time RN Case Manager to work at LMC's 326 bed acute care hospital. Employees in this units report directly to the Director of Case Management. The Hospital is located in sunny Laredo, Texas, just 150 miles south of historic San Antonio. Read a full position description below.

Position's Purpose and Essential Functions:

The Case manager is accountable for the organization, sequence of services, and resources that are necessary and appropriate for the achievement of patient outcomes within effective time frames on a specific group of patients. In addition, the Case manager will coordinate the plan of care among all members of the health care team. The Case Manager must have ability to practice under minimal supervision. The Case Manager will perform a wide variety of high-level patient care activities to include admission assessment, screen for appropriateness, protocol development and monitoring, development of plan to address physical and psychosocial needs, coordinate services and discharge planning, patient/family teaching, and monitoring of cost effective health care across the continuum of care. The Case Manager must complete all initial admission assessments within 24 hours of admission. The Case manager must meet resource management expectations, assist to reduce practice variations, and enhance patient outcomes. Reports to the Director of Case Management, supervised by Case Management Team Leader. There are no subordinates who report directly to the Nurse Case Manager. Interacts with others both inside and outside of the organization, including, but not limited to, members of the department, supervisory staff, other ancillary staff members, physician office staff, and outside vendors.

Applicants Job Requirements Include:

Education:

* Required: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
* Preferred: Certified Case Manager, CCM.

Experience:

* Required: 1-3 years of recent acute care experience.
* Required: Strong written/verbal communication and computer skills.
* Required: Organizational skills with a well-developed style of diplomacy, assertiveness and a tolerance for ambiguity.
* Required: Knowledge of Case Management concepts; interest in the financial aspects of patient care.
* Preferred: Minimum of 6 months Case management/Utilization Review experience preferred.
* Preferred: Previous experience in discharge planning and managed care.

Licenses/Certificates:

* Required: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
* Required: Current CPR certification or obtain within 30 days of employment.

Keywords: Laredo Medical Center, Laredo , Case Manager RN - FT - Case Management, Executive , Laredo, Texas

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