RN Case Manager
Accelecare - Oak Ridge, TN

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We are looking for a Wound Care case manager. Prior experience in wound care is strongly preferred.
The case manager is responsible for providing quality care to patients with chronic non-healing wounds through the use of hospital and nursing standards. Works in a team environmnt with the physician, Clinical Manager and other support services.

Accelecare is a leading provider of outpatient wound care and manages and operates over 100 outpatient wound centers nationally and maiantains excellent clinical standards. Accelecare’s proven track record of exceeding the clinical expectations of patients, physicians and facilities has made it one of the fastest growing companies in the industry

Long Description :
  • Initiate a nursing assessment of patient’s condition upon admission.
  • Assess and interpret reports and communicates findings with the assigned physician.
  • Recognize and assess initial alterations in the patient’s body systems and verbalize this to other members of the health care team.
  • Organize assessment data for accuracy, completeness and confidentiality.
  • Record assessment data in an orderly fashion and communicate, revise and verbalize pertinent information to other health care team members.
  • Assess, stage, and measure wounds accurately and in accordance with policy.
  • Photograph wounds according to policy and procedure.
  • Complete in an accurate manner all admission nursing chart forms.
  • Assess compliance to the clinical pathway and be instrumental in bringing to the attention of the physician or health care team missing components.
  • Identify patient care situations that require intervention, implement nursing actions and evaluate responses.
  • Identify patient/family education and discharge needs and implement a teaching plan of care.

  • Document a plan of care accurately for all assigned patients.
  • Follow-up with patients who miss appointment to reschedule.
  • Identify the patient’s present and potential problems from the assessment.
  • Determine patient’s health status and incorporate into the plan of care.
  • Collaborate with physician to develop a plan of care based on assessment data. Develop and implement a teaching plan.
  • Prioritize problems according to impact on health status.
  • Formulate desired outcomes specific to patient’s problems and AWCC protocols.
  • Ensure desired outcomes that are mutually agreed upon by the patient, family (when appropriate) and the nurse.
  • Formulate desired outcomes that are specific and measurable within a certain time frame and consistent with other health provider’s expectations.
  • Identify home health care needs, evaluate support systems, and identify patient teaching needs from admission to discharge.
  • Participate in implementing planned changes and activities to improve care.
  • Hold self and staff accountable for the delivery of quality nursing care.
  • Promote harmonious relationships and favorable attitudes among the team members.
  • Assess whether the plan of care is effective with the physician and is instrumental in initiating changes as necessary.
  • Implement wound care and HBO protocols when clinically indicated.
  • Individualize care according to age specific population.
  • Assist physician with wound therapy.
  • Complete new patient review form and participate in weekly meeting.
  • Accurately complete the superbill and ensure that all orders and charges are initiated accurately.
  • Coordinate activities with other disciplines (rehab, nutrition, diabetic education, home health, DME, nursing homes and other ancillary services).

Consultant : Chris King

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Accelecare is a leading national provider of inpatient, outpatient, and long term care wound management services. Accelecare partners with...