Inpatient Care Coordinator

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    key qualifications
    licenses and certifications
    RN, TX License
    years experience
    3 years

    Are you an excellent communicator who thrives when making a positive impact on your patients’ lives? Are you dedicated to building strong relationships with others?

    If so, becoming a Care Coordinator could be your next career step! In this position you’ll be serving as the communication link between patients and healthcare professionals. You’ll identify the appropriate post-acute care (PAC) setting to make sure that the patient receives the best healthcare services and ensuring a smooth and efficient delivery of care. You’ll also be working with the patient’s family to offer support and information throughout the process.

    In this position you’ll be part of team that is passionate about patient care while supporting a healthy work/life balance for their employees. If you’re looking forward to making a difference in the lives of others, take the next step by applying below.

    Top Reasons to Love This Job:
    1. Opportunity to make a difference to patients
    2. Competitive salary offered
    3. Full benefits package available
    4. Opportunity to work with one of the best facilities in the state

    Top “Must Have” Skills for This Job:
    1. Registered Clinician is a requirement with preference for RN, PT, or OT credentials
    2. Current active unrestricted clinical license required
    3. 3-5 years of clinical experience required
    4. Experience working with geriatric population preferred
    5. Bachelor’s degree preferred
    6. Case Management experience within a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) is required
    7. CCM is preferred

    Why Is This Role Critical?
    The Skilled Inpatient Care Coordinator (SICC) plays an integral role in optimizing the patient’s recovery journey. The SICC completes weekly LiveSafe assessments and engages the PAC inter-disciplinary care team providing them with the Outcomes Prediction Tool (OPT) to align expectations for discharge planning. He/She will engage the patient and family to share information and facilitate informed decisions. By serving as the link between patients and the appropriate health care personnel, the SICC is responsible for ensuring efficient, smooth, and prompt transitions of care.

    What you will be accountable for….
    – Perform SNF assessments on patient using clinical skills and appropriate measurement tools such as LiveSafe, OPT, InterQual and CMS criteria upon admission to SNF and periodically through the patient’s stay
    – Review targets for LOS, target outcomes and discharge plans with the providers and family
    – Completes all SNF concurrent reviews, updating Authorizations on a timely basis
    – Collaborate effectively with the patient’s health care team to establish an optimal discharge plan.
    – The health care team includes physicians, referral coordinators, discharge planners, social workers, physical therapist, etc.
    – Assure the patient is progressing toward discharge goals and assist to resolve barriers
    – Participate in SNF Rounds weekly providing accurate and up to date information to the Sr. Manager or Medical Director
    – Assure appropriate referrals are made to the Health Plan, High Risk Case Manager and/or community-based services
    – Engages with patient, family or caregiver either telephonically or on-site weekly and as needed
    – Attends the patient/family care conference
    – Assess and monitor patient’s continued appropriateness for SNF setting (as indicated) according to InterQual criteria or the OPT
    – When delegated for utilization management review refer requests that cannot be approved for continued stay and are forwarded to licensed physicians for review and issuance of the NOMNC when appropriate
    – Coordinate peer to peer reviews with Medical Directors
    – Supports new delegated contract start up to ensure experienced staff work with new contract
    – Manage assigned caseload in an efficient and effective manner utilizing time management skills
    – Enter timely and accurate documentation into the CM Tool application
    – Daily review of census and identification of barriers to manage independent workload and ability to assist others
    – Review with the assigned Clinical Team Manager monthly dashboards, readmission reports, quarterly and other reports as needed to assist with the identification of opportunities for improvement
    – Adhere to organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
    – Maintains confidentiality of all PHI information in compliance with HIPPA, federal and state regulations and laws

    What you will need to be successful in this role….
    – Registered Clinician is a requirement of the role with preference for RN, PT, or OT credentials
    – Current active unrestricted clinical license required
    – 3-5 years of clinical experience required
    – Experience working with geriatric population preferred
    – Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
    – Strong problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiating skills
    – Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Power Point
    – Independent problem identification/resolution and decision making skills
    – Detail oriented
    – Must be able to prioritize, plan, and handle multiple tasks/demands simultaneously
    – Team player
    – Ability to travel in a local or regional market depending upon facility alignment
    – Ability to establish a home office work space

    The nice-to-haves……
    – Bachelor’s degree preferred
    – Case Management experience with CCM preferred
    – Patient education background, rehabilitation and/or home health nursing experience a plus
    – Case Management experience within a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) is required

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