Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 6/9/2020

Steward Health Care operates 35 community hospitals across nine states and the country of Malta serving over 800 communities, with more than 42,000 employees.

Our primary care doctors and specialists prioritize preventive care and put the patient first. They work as a collaborative team to manage chronic health issues, so patients spend less time in the hospital and more time with their loved ones leading healthy, active lives. Steward’s award-winning care regularly achieves the highest ratings for quality and safety.

With a passionate focus on high-quality care, innovative services, and community commitment—a mission to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital—Steward is not only transforming health care in the cities and towns where it operates but is also building a new industry model for the rest of the country.

Position Purpose:

Under the direction of the Director of Case Management, coordinates patient’s care from admission, through hospitalization, to post-discharge follow-up with emphasis on collaborative relationships with patients and families, clinical nurses, physicians, social workers and other health care team members to best meet the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Specifically, the Case Manager uses a problem-solving process that includes assessment, problem identification, goal definition, plan development, evaluation and revision of the plan to achieve optimum patient outcomes.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Associate Degree in Nursing, Social Work, or related medical field
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to engage in professional nursing or Licensed as a Social Worker provided by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.
  • 2 years of experience as a Clinical Nurse, proficient in clinical and technical skills in nursing specialty; leadership and teaching skills to gain a full understanding of case management practices and procedures.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience involving care management/utilization review responsibility in an acute care hospital and/or managed care setting.
  • Must possess a thorough working knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and managed care utilization review requirements. Must be familiar with federal, state and accreditation standards as they relate to care management and utilization review.
  • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.
  • Certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to clinical area in
  • order to effectively communicate with patients and physicians.
  • Ability to speak clearly enabling patients and the like easy comprehension.
  • Ability to write and print legibly.
  • Demonstration of customer focused skills.

Education / Experience / Other Requirements

Education:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing, Social Work, or related medical field
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing or doctorate degree in nursing preferred

License/Registration/Certification:

  • Work requires a general level of knowledge and clinical competencies as typically acquired through the completion of the education and training requirement below; and current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing

Years of Experience:

  • 2 years of experience as a Clinical Nurse, proficient in clinical and technical skills in nursing specialty; leadership and teaching skills to gain a full understanding of case management practices and procedures
  • 1-3 years of experience involving care management/utilization review responsibility in an acute care hospital and/or managed care setting

Specialized Knowledge:

  • Bi or Multilingual preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Application Instructions

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