RN Case Manager Internship for New Graduate Nurses
Southcentral Foundation - Anchorage, AK

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Summary of Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for completion of training program goals and objectives in a timely and accurate manner so that the incumbent is prepared to move into the RN/Case Manager job progression.

The RN/Case Manager is responsible for the delivery of appropriate, timely and beneficial care for patients which promotes quality and cost-effective health care outcomes working within established standards for case management practice, and Advance Access principles.

This is a job progression designed to provide progressively more responsible and independent work experiences to participants as part of the overall assessment of their ability and capability. Promotion between job levels is based on performance of prior assignments and the demonstrated ability to successfully handle more progressively responsible assignments.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Outline of Essential Job Responsibilities/Functions to Include but Not Limited to:

Customer Care & Relationships:

  • Creates, develops, and nurtures culturally appropriate interactions and connections with each other, customer-owners, and the community.
  • Provides standard nursing care for patients throughout the age continuum in each department assigned during the training program. Work will be reviewed by a designated mentor and the program supervisor.
  • · Develops, implements and evaluates care plans.

    · Promotes health care outcomes with currently accepted clinical practice guidelines.

    · Provides patient education, advice and information on health assessment, disease processes, medications and treatment plans.

    · Assesses patient needs using established clinical guidelines, protocols, and pathways.

    · Provides appropriate follow-up as directed or per established guidelines.

    · Documents appropriately all assessments, interventions, evaluations and education.

    Communications & Teamwork:

  • Shares and receives information, opinions, concerns, and feedback in a supportive manner.
  • Works collaboratively by building bridges, and creating rapport with team members within departments and across the organization.
  • Participates in weekly meetings with preceptor and bi-weekly meeting with Program Manager.
  • · Completes weekly status reports on time.

    · Completes assigned projects in a timely and accurate manner.

    · Participates in all assigned courses and classes assigned.

  • Responsible for active management of patients in each department assigned in coordination with the RN/Case Manager.
  • · Collaborates proactively with all interdisciplinary team members and with a patient-focus to facilitate and maximize client healthcare outcomes.

    · Coordinates multi-disciplinary patient care conferences for high risk or complex patients as needed.

    · Utilizes best practice model to identify, incorporate or develop best practices for panel management. Collaborates with other teams to share and establish best practice for clinic and division.

    · Manages panel acute care and chronic care needs as well as health maintenance, meeting or exceeding clinic expectations for health maintenance standards.

    · Integrates factors related to quality, safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness in planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating client care promoting the most effective and efficient use of human and financial resources.

    · Utilizes client based tracking system or clinical databases to track, monitor and assure the appropriate follow-up of clients. Utilizes other campus software packages and applications for ordering, scheduling and tracking patient care.

  • Ability to participate in a multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Improvement & Innovation:

  • Makes meaningful improvement to services, program, and processes and/or organizational effectiveness that creates new value for customer-owners and employees.
  • Workforce Development Skills & Abilities:

  • Seeks out additional learning opportunities to continue to develop the technical and professional skills needed now and in the future.
  • Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions by following through on commitments.
  • Ability to perform job using theory-based nursing practice model, evidenced based practices, and shared governance in a multidisciplinary team model.
  • Knowledge of general medical procedures and the ability to anticipate complications and the indicated therapeutic interventions.
  • Proficiency in the use of appropriate computer based software and office equipment.
  • Knowledge of 1974 Privacy Act is required as use of patient record is an integral part of the position and privacy of individuals must be protected to the fullest.
  • Ability to maintain quality safety and infection control standards.


  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    SCF programs are established for the purpose of serving a primary population comprised of Alaska Natives who are affiliated with the Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI), and Alaska Natives and American Indians within SCF’s geographical service area. Employees should have a thorough understanding of the cultures and the needs of the CIRI members, and of the general culture and needs of Alaska Natives and American Indians. Such knowledge is critical in order to ensure the achievement of the mission and vision of SCF: working together with the Native community to provide the best services with Native staff who value the family and family wellness as the heart of the Native community.

    1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

  • Current registered nurse license in the State of Alaska or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • Working Environment:

    · Employee may be exposed to: hazardous waste (under 1/3 time).
    • Noise level: Quiet conditions (i.e. library, private office).

    Physical Demands:

    · Position requires: sit (over 2/3 time); talk or hear (over 2/3 time).

    · Weight lifted or force exerted: none.

    · Special vision requirements: Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).

    · Additional physical demands: none.

    Age and Customer-Owner Population(s) Served:

    Age of Customer-Owner Population Served

    Population

    · Neonate (birth- 28 days)

    · Infant (29 days- less than 1 year)

    · Pediatric (1-12 yrs)

    · Adolescent (13-17 yrs)

    · Adult (18-64 yrs)

    · Geriatric (65 yrs & older)

    · All populations

    INTERESTED APPLICATIONS:
    Please complete an online application by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top/bottom of this page. For more information contact Human Resources via the SCF Contact page or (907) 729-4977 or Toll free at 1-800-478-3343

    NATIVE PREFERENCE UNDER P.L. 93-638.
    Preference will not be given unless certification is submitted to Human Resources (a copy is acceptable).

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