Kaiser Permanente Case Manager Utilization RN in Vista, California

Works collaboratively with an MD to coordinate and screen for the appropriateness of admissions and Continued stays. Makes recommendations to the physicians for alternate levels of care when the patient does not meet the medical necessity for Inpatient hospitalization. Interacts with the family, patient and other disciplines to coordinate a safe and acceptable discharge plan. Functions as an indirect caregiver, patient advocate and manages patients in the most cost effective way without compromising quality. Transfers stable non-members to planned Health care facilities. Responsible for complying with AB 1203, Post Stabilization notification. Complies with other duties as described. Must be able to work collaboratively with the Multidisciplinary team, multitask and in a fast pace environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, develops, assesses & evaluates care provided to members.

  • Collaborates with physicians, other members of the multidisciplinary health care team & patient/family in the development, implementation & documentation of appropriate, individualized plans of care to ensure continuity, quality & appropriate resource use.

  • Recommends alternative levels of care & ensures compliance with federal, state & local requirements.

  • Assesses high risk patients in need of post-hospital care planning.

  • Develops & coordinates the implementation of a discharge plan to meet patient's identified needs.

  • Communicates the plan to physicians, patient, family/caregivers, staff & appropriate community agencies.

  • Reviews, monitors, evaluates & coordinates the patient's hospital stay to assure that all appropriate & essential services are delivered timely & efficiently.

  • Participates in the Bed Huddles & carries out recommendations congruent with the patient's needs.

  • Coordinates the interdisciplinary approach to providing continuity of care, including Utilization management, Transfer coordination, Discharge planning, & obtaining all authorizations/approvals as needed for outside services for patients/families.

  • Conducts daily clinical reviews for utilization/quality management activities based on guidelines/standards for patients in a variety of settings, including outpatient, emergency room, inpatient & non-KFH facilities.

  • Acts as a liaison between in-patient facility & referral facilities/agencies & provides case management to patients referred.

  • Refers patients to community resources to meet post hospital needs.

  • Coordinates transfer of patients to appropriate facilities; maintains & provides required documentation.

  • Adheres to internal & external regulatory & accreditation requirements & compliance guidelines

including but not limited to: TJC, DHS, HCFA, CMS, DMHC, NCQA & DOL.

  • Educates members of the healthcare team concerning their roles & responsibilities in the discharge

planning process & appropriate use of resources.

  • Provides patients with education to assist with their discharge & help them cope with psychological

problems related to acute & chronic illness.

  • Per established protocols, reports any incidence of unusual occurrences related to quality, risk and/or

patient safety which are identified during case review or other activities.

  • Reviews, analyses & identifies utilization patterns & trends, problems or inappropriate utilization of resources & participates in the collection & analysis of data for special studies, projects, planning, or for routine utilization monitoring activities.

  • Coordinates, participates & or facilitates care planning rounds & patient family conferences as needed.

  • Participates in committees, teams or other work projects/duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Two (2) years clinical experience as an RN in an acute care setting required.

Education

  • Completion of an accredited RN training program that allows graduates to take RN license exam.

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

  • Current California RN license required.

  • BLS.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize/apply the general and specialized principles, practices, techniques and methods of Utilization review/management, discharge planning or case management.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards (TJC, Medicare, Medi-Cal, etc.).

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize written and verbal communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability in planning, organizing, conflict resolution and negotiating skills.

  • Computer literacy skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or healthcare related field preferred.

  • Knowledge of Kaiser and community based programs related to the treatment of psychiatric and chemical dependency issues.

  • Knowledge of availability and criteria for admission to Crisis House, Residential, and Skilled Nursing Facility Programs.

  • At least 2 years of experience in working directly with patients who exhibit symptoms and behaviors related to the presence of severe mental illness and/or chemical dependency related issues.

  • Ability to work independently

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Notes:

  • This is a 90 day position.

  • May be required to work at all Psychiatry Department locations due to department need.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Case Manager Utilization RN

LOCATION: Vista, California

REQNUMBER: 684543

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.