Responsible for identifying and addressing the health needs of the FHN community. Provides hospital case management/utilization review and discharge planning to assure that the patient progresses through the continuum of care and is discharged to the most appropriate environment.
Utilizes team approach to promote continuity of care, problem solving skills and nursing process to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Coordinate the integration of a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. Coordinate the hospital activities concerned with case management and discharge planning.
Adhere to departmental goals, objectives, standards of performance, policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with quality patient care and regulatory compliance. Must possess strong communication and critical thinking skills, self motivated and be able to work independently. Work collaboratively with members of the clinical team to achieve desired patient outcomes. Facilitate the provision of care services needed to meet the patient’s needs in a timely manner.
An Associate Registered Nurse (RN) Degree with with 2-5 years prior field-related and other job-related experience would be needed. Utilize nursing process and critical thinking skills into practice. Ability to assess, diagnose, plan implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate to promote quality and cost effective outcomes. Proficient computer and phone skills. Strong communication and negotiation skills to prevent denials. Licensure/Certification/Registration: RN Licensed in the State of Illinois.
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