RN/LMSW Case Manager - Inpatient Units Job at Cayuga Health System, Ithaca, NY

  • Cayuga Health System
  • Ithaca, NY

Job Description

Cayuga Health and its affiliates are the region's leading healthcare system and most trusted providers of integrated health services, empowering our people in our mission to equitably improve the well-being of the communities we serve. Our commitment to providing extraordinary healthcare begins with our team of extraordinary professionals who are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhancing access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies, and research protocols. Cayuga Health's commitment to our employees includes competitive compensation, comprehensive employee benefits programs, and the opportunity to explore and build a career in healthcare through our many professional development programs.

RN/LMSW Case Manager: Inpatient Units

RN/LMSW Case Manager is responsible for the delivery of comprehensive care to a set of assigned patients at a specific point in time. This involves the assessment of patient and care team needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of an appropriate Plan of Care, making changes in response to changing patient needs.

RN/LMSW Case Manager: guides the utilization review process using recognized standards of care to assure appropriate medical necessity, level of care, patient status and related notifications are met.

RN/LMSW Case Manager: guides patient progression across the care continuum to ensure safe and timely transitions to the appropriate level of care.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates hospital admissions using evidence-based standards of care to assure care is medically necessary and delivered at the most appropriate level of care.
  • Communicates effectively with providers and care teams to ensure medical necessity and patient status are appropriately captures and documented.
  • Actively participates in multidisciplinary rounds as available.
  • Issues federal and state notices as indicated.
  • Serves as discharge planner for patients as assigned.
  • Assess patient risk for readmission, ability to self-manage and identifies community support systems as appropriate.
  • Ensures patient demographics, insurance, primary care provider, and advanced directives are up to date in EMR.
  • Facilitates referrals to support teams and community-based organizations.
  • Works to identify and eliminate barriers to discharge.
  • Is flexible in assuming other responsibilities not noted above

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Education - Graduation from accredited nursing program.. Expected to complete Case Management Certification - or equivalent - within 18 months of hire OR LMSW and current NYS certification.

    Experience - Minimum 2 to 3 years' experience in an acute care hospital setting or alternate health care case management experience. Knowledge of community-based organizations and strong communication, organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills required.

    Licensure - Current unrestricted NY state RN licensure.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • BSN in nursing preferred
  • Case management Certification preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, sit or ambulate for long periods. Ability to mobilize freely around units, transport self to site locations, and perform required data entry into EMR and alternate data management systems.

Location and Travel Requirements:

  • Onsite

Pay Range Disclosure:

  • $77230.46 to $95014.40

Cayuga Health System and its affiliates are committed to treating all patients, providers, staff and volunteers equitably and with dignity, ensuring the highest levels of safety, care and respect, and striving to recognize and overcome biases and policies that contribute to disparities in healthcare access, equitable care and positive health outcomes for all.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, supporting the growth and health of our employees and community by embracing the rich diversity, needs and circumstances of all peoples and prioritizing opportunities to build a diverse and inclusive workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable protected characteristics.

If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact the Cayuga Health Talent Acquisition team at talentacquisition@cayugahealth.org .

I certify that the information contained in this application is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification or omission of information may disqualify me from further consideration for employment or, if hired, may result in termination. In consideration for my employment, I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the company, which rules may be changed, withdrawn, added, or interpreted at any time, at the company's sole option and without prior notice to me.

I understand that any hiring decision is contingent upon my successful completion of all of the Company's lawful pre-employment/post-offer checks, which may include a background check, drug screen, employment references, and licensing review. If I am made a conditional offer of employment, I agree to execute any consent forms necessary for the Company to conduct its lawful pre-employment/post-offer checks. Such checks will not be conducted until allowed under applicable federal, state, and local law. I understand if I have a criminal background, it will not automatically disqualify me from employment unless otherwise required by law. I agree to execute any consent forms necessary for the Company to conduct its lawful pre-employment checks.

I also understand that the Company is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and has a drug and alcohol testing program consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. I understand that after a conditional offer of employment, I must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment.

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