Registered Nurse (RN), Case Manager, First Shift, Days

Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN), Case Manager, First Shift, Days

UC Health is hiring a Full-time RN, Case Manager for the Case Management department for the first shift at the Daniel Drake Center.

The RN, Case Manager will support and deliver high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures. The RN Case Manager will also need to be on call every 7 weeks (depending on staffing) on the weekend.

About Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

Daniel Drake Center specializes in providing post-acute and transitional care services for patients recovering from a catastrophic injury or illness. Daniel Drake Center is the only hospital-based skilled nursing facility in the Cincinnati region. With a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services including medically complex care, skilled nursing, assisted living, wellness services, and research, Daniel Drake Center offers comprehensive care continuum and a variety of services to help patients throughout their recovery.

Unit Details
  1. Honor system with no micromanaging
  2. Team collaboration and support
  3. Open door policy


Job Responsibilities

The Case Manager utilizes advanced nursing skills and knowledge of resource management and fiscal responsibility to coordinate the clinical care for a designated patient population across the continuum of care. The responsibilities include but are not limited to clinical effectiveness, discharge planning, care coordination, and clinical resource management. The Case Manager interacts with Medical, Nursing and Ancillary department staff to facilitate quality based, cost effective patient outcomes and ensure care is provided in the most appropriate setting.

• Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.

• Collaborate with health care team on the plan of care, referrals and ongoing needs of the patient.

• Review and assess selected cases within one business day of admission and as appropriate throughout the patient's stay to assess and execute transition of care planning requirements that ensure timely and appropriate discharges.

• Perform face-to-face brief screen on appropriate patients within one business day of admission to determine discharge barriers early in hospital stay/document findings in MR Progress Notes.

• Collaborates in the preparation of discharge forms/paperwork and prescriptions that often delay the discharge.

• Identify actual and potential delays in service and works with the appropriate individuals, including but not limited to, the patient, family, caregivers, Access Team, Social Work, Financial Counseling, and Quality Management Services to ensure timely action/resolution

• Provide ongoing consultation and training to medical staff and other healthcare professionals on discharge and home care issues; participate in process improvement activities; identify barriers in service delivery systems and develop a process for improvement.

• Review assigned patient population to ensure that admissions, continued stays and ancillary services are medically necessary and provided in the appropriate setting.

• When appropriate, escalate cases to Clinical Manager for review and allocation of appropriate resources, including but not limited to, consultation with Nursing Leadership, Hospital Administration and Physicians leaders.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, minimum required
  • Current OH RN License
  • Insurance experience preferred.
  • Discharge Planning preferred.
  • Utilization Review and Authorization experience a plus!
  • In-Patient floor nursing preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of floor nursing preferred.
  • Customer Service skills and Phone etiquette are a must.
  • Experience with Epic and Outlook strongly preferred.