ED Case Manager RN - Per Diem - $5k sign-on bonus - Boulder, CO
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Internal Number: 108985886
The Case Manager (CM) is responsible and accountable for coordination of patient services through an interdisciplinary process, which provides a clinical and psychosocial approach through the continuum of care. Through concurrent case management, patients will be assessed to determine appropriateness of admission, continued hospitalization, as well as appropriate level of care. Discharge planning will begin at the time of (or prior to) admission, and reassessed ongoing throughout the course of hospitalization. Quality and Risk Management issues will also be monitored for and reported as appropriate.
The Case Manager RN will be part of a team that supports a deep strategic partnership between OptumInsight and Boulder Community Health, a nationally recognized, independent and community-focused health system that serves Boulder County, Colorado, and beyond. Boulder Community Health has a powerful vision - "partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in America" and Optum is proud to be one of the partners helping to advance that vision.
What we do: Optum provides managed services across a broad set of functions for Boulder Community Health - including case management, ambulatory care management, revenue cycle management, patient access (scheduling and registration), analytics, project management, and strategic transformation initiatives. Our aim is to enable Boulder Community Health to retain its independence as a community-focused health care provider, while providing access to the support and scale of Optum's people, processes, and technology. Come join us!
Answer the call to use your diverse knowledge and experience to make health care work better for our patients. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
We're making a strong connection between exceptional patient care and outstanding career opportunities. The result is a culture of performance that's driving the health care industry forward. As an RN Case Manager with UnitedHealth Group, you'll be responsible and accountable for the coordination of patient services through an interdisciplinary approach, which provides clinical and psychosocial support through the continuum of care.
Adheres to name badge/dress code compliance
Effectively problem-solves and actively pursues resolution
Directly communicates with staff, physicians, patients and families
Role models leadership behavior through courtesy, respect and efficiency
Coordinates patient care processes to achieve desired quality outcomes and identifies/controls inappropriate resource utilization
Facilitates patient and family education and promotes continuity of care to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Assures patient rights by offering a choice when appropriate
Reviews the patient plan of care with the multi-disciplinary team
Facilitates and participates in multi-disciplinary team care conferences for patients with complex problems
Communicates in the medical record and verbally with the team to coordinate interventions and facilitate continuity of care
Daily communication and collaboration with the patient care staff to provide continuous assessment, evaluation and continuum planning to assure the patient receives the appropriate level of care at the appropriate time. Facilitates the implementation of nursing interventions as indicated by the multi-disciplinary team plan of care that enhances and compliments the skill level of the nursing staff
Functions without direct supervision, utilizing time constructively and organizing assignments for maximum productivity. Arranges schedule to facilitate meeting with physicians for patient care rounds, team meetings and other opportunities to improve communication
Demonstrate knowledge of all applicable federal and state regulations
Demonstrates a working knowledge of managed care and Medicare health plans as well as reimbursement related to post-acute services within the continuum of care
Consults with physician section leaders for support in cases that continued stay is not appropriate, and case manager is unable to come to resolution by working with assigned physician
Responsible for communicating with the department director LOS and financial information, as well as issues that may affect the Continuum of Care process
Continuum of Care Planning:
The CM will be responsible for integrating the assessment of the need for post-hospital services and determination of an appropriate discharge plan for complex cases
Educates patient/family as to options/choices within the level of care determined to be appropriate. Initiates and insures completion of all necessary paperwork
Facilitates completion of orders as required prior to transfer of patient to the next level of care in a timely manner so discharge is not delayed
Continuum of Care planning will emphasize education and collaboration with physicians, family members, clinical social workers, nursing staff, therapists and case managers from contracted payors when appropriate to determine discharge plan that will be of maximum benefit to the patient. Involve staff from next level of care in the treatment plan as early as possible to promote continuity and collaboration
Reports all relevant information to the staff assuming responsibility in the next level of care
Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including CMS and Joint Commission Standards
Interface with department directors, Risk Management and patient representatives to identify potential QA or risk issues. Perform any necessary investigation, documentation and follow-up as required
Participates in departmental SQI projects
Must be able to functionally coordinate and discharge plan for all age groups, including but not limited to the unborn child through geriatric age groups
Ability to effectively read, write, and speak, cognitively process and emotionally support performing other duties as assigned
All employees are expected to remain flexible to meet the needs of the hospital, which may include floating to other departments to assist as the patient needs fluctuate
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Current Colorado RN license in good standing
Knowledge/understanding of community resources, policies, and procedures
Ability to compile, evaluate and report statistics to members of the team, and utilize the information to facilitate process improvement activities. Strong communication skills are necessary for meeting facilitation, educational presentations, team collaboration and patient interviews
Strong analytical, critical thinking and organizational skills
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance
Case Management Certification
3+ years of recent clinical or case management experience in area of specialization
Clinical or Case Management experience in an Emergency Department
Knowledge of the Labor and Delivery, Orthopedic, Neurology, Medical Surgical, Oncology, ICU patient and process
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $54,400 to $97,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.