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#102173 (RN) Care Manager Per Diem - La Jolla

Initial Review Date: Tue 2/11/2020

DESCRIPTION

UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

Under general supervision, the RN Care Manager is responsible for facilitating the patient's hospitalization from pre-admission through discharge. The Care Manager coordinates with physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers to expedite medically appropriate cost effective care. The Care Manager applies clinical expertise and medical appropriateness criteria to resource utilization and discharge planning. The Care Manager will communicate with administration and the healthcare team as needed to facilitate patient care.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.

  • BLS/CPR or BART certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within 6 months of hire date.

  • Prior case management experience in an acute care hospital.

  • Utilization review / discharge planning experience.

  • General knowledge of payer industry, resource management, reimbursement, and evidence-based clinical practice is essential.

  • Proficiency in Information Systems and computer programs such as Word, Excel, etc.

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, leadership, negotiation skills, good leadership talent, and knowledge of hospital operations.

  • Strong skills in conflict management and resolution.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSN/MSN

  • ACM and/or CCM certificate.

  • At least three and half years acute care setting or clinical experience.

  • Previous Supervisory/Management experience.

  • ECIN, Interqual.

  • Typing and data entry skills.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Per diem requirements are a minimum of 4 shifts per 4-week schedule. At least 1 shift must be a weekend shift. Must work 1 minor and 1 major holiday per year.

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health was recently recognized as sixth among the top academic medical centers in the U.S. for excellence in delivering high-quality care. The ranking is based on the Vizient Quality and Accountability dashboard which measures safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency and patient centeredness.


UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego Health Sys
Payroll Title:
CASE MGR PD
Department:
Care Management
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
20%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hr shifts, Variable

 

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.