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RN Care Coordinator Inpatient - Utilization Review - Temporary

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Variable
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Ketchikan
State:  AK

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Care Coordinator Inpatient - Utilization Review - Temporary for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Variable shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 184053 

 

JOB SUMMARY

Coordinates and oversees the plan of care and service of selected inpatient populations across the continuum of illness, promote effective utilization and monitoring of health care resources, and assumes a leadership role with the interdisciplinary team to achieve optimal clinical, financial, and satisfaction of outcomes.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Reviews all patient admission data within the designated time frames to determine the suitability of the level of care in accordance with hospital-sanctioned ISDA criteria and/or other established criteria for other settings across the continuum of care.
  2. Assesses, develops, implements and monitors a comprehensive plan of care through an interdisciplinary team process in conjunction with the patient and family in internal and external settings.
  3. Comprehensively assesses patients’ goals as well as their biophysical, psychosocial, environmental and discharge planning needs and financial status.
  4. Identifies key problems, strengths and resources to be addressed in the plan of care which may include: over or underutilization of services, premature discharge from an appropriate level of care, need for specific service to improve health status, caregiver fatigue and burden, knowledge deficits and inability to comply with the plan of treatment.
  5. Communicates the utilization assessments needed to justify continued hospitalization and to obtain procedure for pre-certification.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of three years of clinical nursing experience in an acute care hospital required.
  • Utilization management/quality management experience preferred.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire. 
  • Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Specialty Certification within three years of hire preferred.

 

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Basic knowledge of statistics
  • Interpersonal skills to obtain and interpret information appropriate to patients’ needs and age as required for assessment range of treatment, and patient care.
  • Skill and proficiency in applying highly technical principles, concepts, and techniques.  Such proficiency is usually acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing; any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience that fulfills the requirements of the position will be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment.
  • Basic computer skills including MS Office applications
  • Effective prioritization skills

 

ALASKA UTILIZATION REVIEW PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.            
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 10 lbs. or less.      
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.  Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.  
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

 

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!  We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!

 

To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Ketchikan, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (301)
Job Category:  Nursing 
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Temporary
Hourly compensation starts at: $36.38, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Alaska

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Nearest Major Market: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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