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Care Manager Registered Nurse - Levine Children's Hospital 4P Rehabilitation PT Days

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 119496
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Part Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 8-4 with some variable hours
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005031663-Nursing - LCH Nursing Support

Overview

LCH 4P is a 13 bed pediatric inpatient physical rehabilitation unit. Children served range in age from infancy to 18 years. Children receive 24 hour physician and nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy, and school assistance. Nursing care includes all activities of daily living, medication administration, intermittent catheterization, tube feeding, tracheostomy care, ventilator care, and patient/family/caregiver education. 

Candidates must have at least 6 months of RN experience, this position is not for new graduates. 

Registered Nurses at Atrium Health have the ability to grow in their profession through the Clinical Nurse Credentialing Pathway (CNCP).  This program rewards nurses for dedication to professional advancement through education, certifications, and engagement. 

Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) has taken the community to another level of service to provide care for the growing population of children in our region.  At 247 beds, LCH is the largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington DC.  It serves high acuity patients as the flagship children’s hospital within the innovative Atrium Health and offers a full complement of over 125 pediatric subspecialists in over 30 different pediatric specialties.  We have 4 pediatric hospitalist teams, a 20-bed PICU (including Cardiac ICU), an 85-bed Level IV NICU, and an inpatient pediatric rehabilitation floor.  Levine Children’s Hospital is also Charlotte’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, staffed by doctors trained in pediatric emergency medicine.  LCH has successfully ranked as a Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years.  Additionally, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center and Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital have earned Magnet re-designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet designated health care organizations showcase excellence in nursing practice and patient outcomes.  

Job Summary

Facilitates a lifelong, proactive partnership with patients to enhance and personalize management of health-related needs. The Care Manager assesses needs, plans, coordinates, and evaluates services of patients with the goal of equipping and empowering individuals and their families to easily access resources and adopt healthy lifestyles that will increase their ability to remain in the most appropriate care setting. Care Managers focus on five primary areas: 1) population management, 2) patient self-management support, 3) transitions in care, 4) resource connection, and 5) appropriate resource utilization. Works collaboratively and maintains active communication with the multidisciplinary care team including providers, pharmacists, social workers, behavioral health specialists, and nurses to achieve timely, appropriate patient management.

Essential Functions

Utilizes RN process as a framework to focus the activities of the healthcare team on the achievement of optimal outcomes, resource utilization, clinical expertise, and improvement strategies.

Interacts with patients, professionals, and the community to achieve continuity of care, coordination of services and to document plans of care across multiple care settings.

Conducts or participates in comprehensive “all-system” needs assessment for identified patients; knowledgeable of appropriate care-related services to match identified needs disease management for health maintenance, and appropriate clinical goal expectations/outcomes for identified population.

Develops and maintains accurate case records of each referred customer/patient.

Documents fully and accurately; knowledgeable of and utilizes accurate computer databases and documentation systems.

Maintains knowledge of various reimbursement criteria and documentation necessary for reimbursement, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Managed Care.

Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice of nursing evaluating his or her own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statues, rules and regulations.

Physical Requirements

Work requires walking, standing, lifting, reaching, bending, and stooping. Must lift a minimum of thirty-five pounds’ shoulder high. Ability to travel/drive between various locations is required for this position. Requires frequent verbal and written communication in English. Must have intact sense of sight and hearing, finger dexterity, critical thinking, and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in assignments. Occasional intermittent noise and exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, and chemicals.

Education, Experience and Certifications

BSN required. Masters preferred. Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works. Two years’ experience required in health care. Experience includes case management/discharge planning in one of the following settings: Acute care, Home care, LTC care, Physician Office, or Managed Care company. Appropriate professional certification required within 3 years of hire date for professional certification per departmental protocol. Clinical competence in disease management and case management principles. Must possess excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills, problem-solving skills, strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work independently and as a member of the care team. Requires demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in appropriate tools. BLS required per policy guidelines

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