University of South Alabama

Mobile , AL
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Registered Nurse- Case Management Specialist

University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL Full-time
Posted on March 6, 2019
Performs functions independently, according to policy and third party payor requirements, to include: quality reviews, prior authorizations, initial/admission reviews, continued stay reviews, discharge reviews, retrospective reviews, appeals as appropriate for denials, and case management reviews for DRG payors; analyzes medical record data to complete functions; collaborates with members of the healthcare team, patients, families, and managed care workers to formulate appropriate discharge plans and promote a safe and timely flow through inpatient setting; ensures optimal reimbursement from third party payors through appropriate implementation of Care Management functions; communicates with healthcare providers via telephone, in person, and email (i.e., discussion with physicians regarding plan of care, length of stay, and stay type); establishes and maintains a professional relationship with third party payor representatives; participates in interdisciplinary patient care meetings as assigned; utilizes a PC to access the Hospital Information System; enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs; completes annual education on nationally recognized level of care criteria; participates in all Care Management audit activities as assigned; orients new staff to the Care Management process as assigned; reports quality of care concerns discovered during Care Management functions to the Director; facilitates timely patient throughput through discharge planning commensurate with the care needs of the patient; evaluates chart documentation for completeness relative to current ICD requirements and communicates deficiencies; demonstrates proficiency in Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) by performing independently, according to regulatory requirements, the following functions as assigned: identification of patient eligibility, collection of data required to perform screening, performance of Inter-periodic Screening Components, and communication of screening findings to all related parties; maintains accurate and complete records both written and via personal computer; documents reviews according to hospital policy; completes/documents forms/requests from third party payors and regulatory parties; documents variances, discharge plans and EPSDT functions; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; responds to overhead pages; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours and call as needed; related duties as required. The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. If you feel you have been discriminated against, please notify the Equal Employment Opportunity Manager or the Assistant Vice President, Finance and Administration/Human Resources. EO/AA Employer - minorities/females/veterans/disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama, two years professional nursing experience, and licensure with the state of Alabama as a registered nurse. MSN is preferred. Working Days and Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Apply Here: PI108151977