REGISTERED NURSE CASE MANAGER
Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center - Lafayette, CO

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Our hospital system is not just buildings, or remodeled nursing units, or the latest pieces of technology. Our hospital system is not defined by the awards we have earned or the number of patients we serve. What gives meaning to Exempla Healthcare is our people! It's our physicians, staff and volunteers who display their commitment to our mission and our values in exceptional ways every day. The actions of our people help bring a sense of belonging and hope to our patients; they give a sense of home and family that can be felt. We are Exempla Healthcare and we invite you to join us. The following department is looking for an individual to join their team. They are looking for someone who will share the same passion and commitment demonstrated everyday by their service. This individual needs to be committed to delivering the best possible healthcare for our patients. At Exempla we believe our patients deserve nothing but our very best. If excellence inspires you and belonging motivates you, we welcome you to join us. We are Exempla Healthcare!

SITE DESCRIPTION:

Now you're ready for even greater things. Imagine: the opportunity to work in a beautiful new hospital with all the latest technological advances and experience a culture that places the patient first! Imagine: the chance to expand your role, take on new responsibilities and be a part of an exceptional team. That's the extraordinary opportunity offered by Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center and the other members of Exempla Healthcare: Saint Joseph Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center. Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, located in the Boulder County community of Lafayette, opened in the fall of 2004. This 234-bed facility has the potential to expand as the community grows. It has already expanded twice since opening in 2004 which is evidence that the community truly supports the hospital. It offers spacious, private rooms and state-of-the-art equipment that will reflect our focus on healing. It offers breathtaking views, walking trails and natural building materials, as well as a central garden, soothing waterways and colorful flowers. If you are genuinely excited by the prospect of applying your proven expertise to the challenges of a thriving hospital, we invite you to apply today. Come join our family of service heroes at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. The heart and soul of the hospital are its people empowered, respected and motivated to excel on behalf of their patients.

UNIT DESCRIPTION:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Case manager is involved in the coordination of care and services for patients admitted to Exempla Healthcare who are identified as needing assistance or meeting Case Management criteria. The Case Manager is responsible for utilization review, utilization management, care coordination, and discharge planning. Information is gathered via an in-depth assessment that provides the healthcare team with the patient's prior level of functioning, access to and/or use of community resources and available support systems. This information is used to assist the care team in developing a plan of care which includes, but is not limited to: assuring appropriateness of services and care setting, assuring individualized support and education, determining the need for continued services, planning for discharge, and identifying and connecting patients/families with available community resources if needed. Promotes mission, vision and values of Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center and Exempla Healthcare. Actively fulfills Best in the Nation goals. Assesses for appropriateness of level of care setting from admission through discharge. Identifies patients requiring case management and takes the lead as case manager for those requiring intervention, especially with clinically complex cases. Interviews patients and families to assess current functional status and support system. Collaborates with the health care team to develop a plan of care by participating in patient care rounds. Assures the discharge plan is in alignment with providing choice, assuring safety, and is timely and cost effective. Assures the plan of care is individualized for patient's with a chronic disease to support patient/family self management following discharge . Facilitates the safe transfer of patients to alternate level of care settings, assuring appropriate exchange of information among all caregivers. Assists with scheduling discharges, pre planning discharges and identifying discharge goals during patient care rounds to assist with patient flow on the units. Helps to identify strategies for reducing length of stay and appropriate utilization of services. Utilizes criteria including clinical pathway data and implements strategies to resolve controllable variances. Assists in monitoring appropriate hospitalization and continued stays. Provides education to other departments/floors regarding case management services and support, discharge planning and plan of care. Serves as a support to social work partners in the area of medical necessity, discharge goals, Medicare criteria and disease management. Attends and participates in department meetings and participates in multidisciplinary groups as necessary and/or requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current Colorado nursing license in good standing. Minimum of three years of clinical nursing experience. Knowledge and experience with managed care.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

One year of case management experience and BSN preferred.

SUMMARY:

At Exempla we believe our patients deserve nothing but our very best. If excellence inspires you and belonging motivates you, we welcome you to join us. We are Exempla Healthcare!
Shift: Varies
Type of Position: PRN
Job Family: Nursing - RN & LPN

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