This is a pipeline posting used to source for various positions within the department.
Case Manager (Network Navigator) provides leadership in managing populations at risk and coordinating patient/family care with multidisciplinary teams across post-acute care continuum. Case Managers collaborate with community resources and consult with clinical teams to meet the needs of the patient/family in managing challenges related healthcare, including, but not limited to appropriate follow-up care, psychosocial issues, funding/financial benefits to meet short term and long term goals.
Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Leads patient progress through care continuum with outcomes based practice; daily management of communication between providers, facilities, families, and transport.
Manages post-acute care hotline, triaging phone calls from post-acute facilities/agencies, patients/families that initiates decision tree for deploying clinical resources or executing a transfer to acute setting based on immediate patient needs.
Transitions patients to appropriate level of care using alternative interventions to attain patient/family specific goals based on plan of care.
Establishes outpatient follow-up appointments for patients defined as members of an at risk population, including ongoing communications with ambulatory providers.
Initiates and receives clear handover from post-acute to acute level of care with conversation, documentation, and follow up.
Serves as primary customer service representation for post-acute services for network providers; performs outreach and satisfaction calls when appropriate.
Works closely with legal conservators in decision making related to execution of the patient plan of care.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Monday - Friday: Days
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is accepting applications for the Case Manager (Network Navigator) role within our Transition Management Office (TMO). The TMO administrative office is located in Medical Center North, on campus serving VUMC. Transition management or commonly referred to as care coordination is a thriving department comprised of nurses, social workers, and support personnel. Currently there are 150 staff however the department has increased their staff needs to enhance the patient experience at Vanderbilt. The Vice President of TMO is Marcia Colone, Ph.D. who has over 25 years of experience in care management. Dr. Colone leads a team of experienced Directors and Team Leads who mentor, coach, and support staff within the coordination team.
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Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another.
Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles.
Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces.
Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Occasional: Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information.
Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.