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Care Coordinator RN PRN

Location: Danbury, Connecticut US

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Requisition Number: 16509

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York

Responsibilities:

  • Care Coordination/Facilitation and Transition Management - coordinates multiple aspects of care to all appropriate patients to ensure the patient progresses through the hospitalization. Makes the transition to the next level of care with the services required to promote high-quality outcomes.
  • Assists in the development of the patient's plan of care and ensures the plan is implemented timely. Discusses with the healthcare team identified delays while providing direction, assistance and support in developing strategies and interventions to move patient through the continuum of care. Follow up on any delays and help expedite diagnostics and treatments.
  • Assesses patient's clinical readiness for transition in collaboration with the healthcare team and informs the team of the available resources based on the patient's clinical needs. Initiate paperwork to transfer information to the community providers timely. Maintains easy flow of communication regarding patient's development and progress to all involved in care of patient.
  • Participates in the development and improvement of clinical initiatives focused on reducing LOS, Denials, Re-admissions and ensuring appropriate levels of care. Actively involved in all daily, weekly rounds/meetings. Knowledge of hospital and community resources and is a resource for the healthcare team.
  • Maintains effective relationships and a positive outlook when interfacing with other departments, multidisciplinary healthcare team as well as patient's/families and community providers.
  •  Acts as an intermediary between patients, physicians and community providing advocacy, accurate healthcare information, potential referral services and proper treatment plans. Initiates and coordinates patient care conferences as required.
  • Provides clinical social work interventions which include counseling, bereavement and crisis intervention as well as assessment and intervention in cases involving complex family/patient dynamics.
  • Care Coordinators in utilization review audits all admissions and continued stays for assigned group of patients to determine certification to the assigned level of care utilizing standardized criteria to achieve optimal outcomes and reimbursements. Provides timely clinical information to the commercial insurers. Coordinates direct communication between MD's and insurers to proactively avoid denials. Identifies variances, avoidable days, readmission and LOS issues and works with department leadership and the healthcare team to develop changes in process to improve outcomes. Collaborates with other members of care coordination to communicates changes in level of care as well as other pertinent information required for an optimal transition plan.

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Other information:
Required: Masters Degree required for Care/Case Coord - LCSW. Associate Degree required for Care/Case Coord - RN with at least 3 years experience. Broad based clinical background and hospital experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Basic computer skills. Prioritize the daily workload and utilize tools dedicated to the position/function. Deal with a high degree of public and patient contact and interaction, and make independent decisions, perform concurrent tasks, manage stressful situations and balance multiple priorities.

Desired: BSN or equivalent education and experience. CCM and/or ACMA certification or equivalent.
Location: Danbury-24 Hospital Ave

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Credentials:
Essential:
* Registered Nurse

Education:
Essential:
* Associate's Level Degree
Working conditions:
Essential:
* Some manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
* Little or no potential for occupational risk
* Medium to Heavy effort. May exert up to 35 lbs. force
* Generally pleasant working conditions.

 EOE, including disability/vets.

Salary Range: 39.21 - 72.83

City: Danbury

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Care Coordinator RN PRN

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Danbury, Connecticut US

Job Number: 59391