Case Management Nurse
FIRE DEPARTMENT - New York, NY

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Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, Nursing Supervisor or their designee, the Case Management Nurse will maintain a comprehensive case management system for the WTC Oncology Program in the FDNY WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program for active and retired members of the FDNY. Responsible for case management, including but not limited to, screening appointments; tracking and receiving test results; entering results into EMR; perform utilization/concurrent review on all screening tests as well as on all inpatients; assessing discharge planning needs at admission. Coordinate all home care services; placement and transfers and facilitate a safe discharge plan. Provide outpatient assessment and management of a caseload of ambulatory patients, including follow-up of clients, collaboration with and accountability to physicians for health and medical status assessments of patients. Document all client encounters, including nursing summaries. Evaluate and document the progress of individual screening and subsequent diagnostic testing required as well as the progress of individual therapeutic programs and make modifications, as required. Confer with physicians in developing initial screening, diagnostic evaluations and initial treatment plans, report progress, and analyze changing symptoms and health trends. Coordinate initial assessments and ongoing reassessments of the client’s functional status. Ensure the client’s medical needs are addresses in accordance with established protocols. Consult with the physicians as needed and coordinate plans of treatment and advocate for the client when necessary. Participate in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review activities. Maintain accurate and timely client information and assist in data collection for reporting sources. Review and ensure completeness of patients’ medical charts and data collection. Conduct follow-up interviews with patients regarding any outstanding medical/mental health problems identified. Plan and implement regimens set forth by the FDNY WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program. Act as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide continuity of care throughout various stages of treatment and follow-up.

The Case Management Nurse must be available to work evenings, weekends, and at alternate sites.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A valid New York State license as a Registered Nurse, plus a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college, and three years of clinical nursing experience; or
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must have a valid New York State license as a Registered Nurse.

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Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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11/2013 01/25/2013

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