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Assesses, develops, plans, implements, and evaluates patients discharge planning needs to next level of care in collaboration with interdisciplinary team.
Work Schedule: Per Diem -Days and hours will vary depending on business needs
Location: Float position in Saint Louis, MO for several SSM Health Ministries
Ensures compliance with Condition of Participation (CoP) discharge planning
Identifies and escalates gaps/barriers related to inpatient and observation length of stay
Assesses patients at high risk for readmission. Identifies root cause for readmission. Develops plan and collaborates with multidisciplinary team regarding discharge planning to next level of care
Participates with other members of team regarding opportunities for improvement in standard work
May also be responsible for: utilization management process, ED case management process, admission process, and act as a case manager liaison with post-acute providers (skilled nursing facilities, rehab, home health, etc.)
Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient’s age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service
As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model
Uses the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and our patient populations
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner
Performs other duties as assigned
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Associates Degree or higher in nursing
Active, Unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) License– State of Missouri
3+ years acute care experience as a Registered Nurse
1+ years Inpatient Case management experience
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs
Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements
Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors
Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
Frequent keyboard use/data entry
Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping
Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
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