Patient Care Facilitator/UKHC
Case Manager, RN
H4019: Continuum of Care
Position Time Status
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Required Related Experience
This position requires intermittently sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time and performing tasks with repetitive motions (such as typing); and occasionally standing or walking with objects weighing up to 25 pounds; and lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Also involves some exposure to loud noises, temperature extremes, hazardous chemicals and fumes including waste, cuts/punctures, blood-borne/airborne pathogens, and combative/violent people.
Days, 8:00am – 5:00pm, occasional weekends or holidays.
The RN Case Manager will facilitate appropriate care coordination to patients and their families in cases where specific problems related to clinical aspects influence effective utilization of inpatient or outpatient treatment (e.g. organize and facilitate access to tests, procedures, and results to prepare patient for discharge); will assist in the formation and/or implementation of the patients discharge plan, as related to clinical assessments; serve as a liaison with other departments and agencies to ensure continuity of transition of care; make recommendations based on evidence/practices that best aligns with the clinical needs of the patient (e.g. arranges home health, durable medical equipment, or infusion therapy, and complete referrals to appropriate agencies); serve as a resource by providing training and education about case management services; work in tandem with SW-Case Manager and refer high risk patients to them; and participate in departmental coverage.
The starting pay for this position was recently adjusted. The minimum annual salary for this position will now be $62,400/year. All pay rates will be based on candidate’s experience.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The ideal candidate will possess clinical work experience and have a RN licensure; strong understanding of Swanson’s nursing model; have direct patient care experience; have exceptional communication skills (written & verbal); enjoy working independently as well as closely with their co-workers in a supportive team environment; outstanding computer skills (to include Microsoft Office); above average customer service skills; and active listening skills. Additionally, candidate should be able to advocate for the patient and healthcare organization to create healthcare continuity and quality clinical outcomes.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
A minimum of three years of experience providing patient care as a BSN, RN.
Deadline to Apply
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