The clinical case manager is responsible and accountable for coordinating the care of a specified group of patients.
Functions as a resource to nursing staff regarding patient assessment and plan of care or performs patient assessment and develops a plan of care to assure consistent and appropriate care is provided in a patient focused manner.
Collaborates with the physician and staff to develop, implement, and revise critical paths while ensuring the initiation of individualized critical paths for each patient entering the system and monitors patient progress.
Analyzes and addresses aggregate variances as well as variances from individual patients and shares this information with staff, physicians, and administration.
Educates the staff on case management and provides specific information related to case types, including financial data.
Develops and implements a documentation system incorporating critical paths and nursing care plans into a concise, multi-disciplinary format that meets regulatory standards.
Plans and implements (through multi-disciplinary meetings or rounds) strategies to reduce length of stay, reduce resource consumption, and achieve positive patient outcomes.
Utilizes appropriate resources in cases that present ethical dilemmas.
Manages each patient's transition through the system and transfers accountability to the appropriate person upon entry into another clinical service or upon discharge.
Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
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Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field and 4 years clinical experience.
RN - registered nurse with license/valid Texas permit
Experience with well visits
Experience in an ambulatory setting
Experience with an elderly population
Experience with Medicare beneficiaries
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 65598
About UTMB Health
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) is a component of the University of Texas System located in Galveston, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of downtown Houston. As a major academic medical center, UTMB Health includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; a robust research enterprise that attracts nearly $150 million in funding annually; a comprehensive inpatient care complex and Level 1 trauma center on Galveston Island; and an extensive network of campus- and community-based outpatient clinics. Its 12,000 employees work on the main campus in Galveston and at locations throughout East, Southeast and South Texas.