RN Care Coordinator, On Call (Variable)

Clackamas, Oregon
Jun 14, 2024
Jun 30, 2024
Job Summary:

Inpatient Care Managers are Registered Nurses who independently assure patients are admitted to the correct level of care for accurate billing and reimbursement, provide quality, cost effective clinical coordination/care management in acute care and emergency care settings, manage patients with routine and complex transition planning needs by independently assessing needs, developing, and implementing plans of care for transitions across care settings. Inpatient Care Manager also serve as expert consultants and educators for physicians and other health care team members for discharge and transitional care, coordination of internal and community resources, and support the evaluation and improvement of systems of care to support the optimal utilization of health care resources, while maintaining quality of patient care. The Inpatient Care Manager assumes primary accountability for anticipating, assessing, developing, implementing, documenting, advising, and communicating a safe transition plan of care for patients with complex care needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates post-discharge patient care needs to assure the timely and effective discharge of routine and complex patients from the hospital setting.

  • Independently and proactively completes and documents patient assessments which are thorough, timely, age appropriate, and reflect psychosocial support systems, care needs, health plan benefits, level of care determinations for hospitalized patients.

  • Coordinates and communicates with patients, families, and the health care team to develop mutually agreeable plans of care that optimize the use of resources to support the particular needs of individual patients.

  • Facilitates resolution of issues which present barriers to safe transfers through the use of patient/team care conferences to assure the efficient transition to a lower level of care and to assure the patient/family receives the right care at the right time so that quality and utilization of resources are simultaneously enhanced.

  • Ensures systematic and ongoing contact with interdisciplinary staff and continuing care services to assure the safe transition of patients across care settings.

  • In collaboration with the interdisciplinary health care team, ensures regulatory and compliance standards are met.

  • Perform duties as requested.

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