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Kaiser Permanente Case Manager Specialty RN Vascular Surgery in Fontana, California

Works collaboratively with an assigned panel of physicians to manage the patient's specialized needs. The managing team does differ according to the chronic disease. Duties include assessment to identify member needs and development of specific care management plan to address needs. In conjunction with the Physician, implements care/treatment plan by coordinating access to health services across multiple providers/ disciplines, monitors care, makes determination to arrange transportation and transfer patient if indicated, identifies cost-effective measures, makes recommendations for alternative levels of care and utilization of resources, promotes self-care management and ensures paper work is completed. Is an indirect caregiver. Complies with other duties as described. Must be able to work collaboratively with the Multidisciplinary team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates and identifies members' needs. Interfaces with Primary Care Physicians, Specialists and various disciplines on the development of case management plans/programs.

  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the case management plans and modifies as necessary.

  • Coordinates the interdisciplinary approach to providing continuity of care, including utilization management, transfer coordination, discharge planning and obtaining all authorizations/approvals/transfers as needed for outside services for patients/families.

  • Acts as a clinical liaison, per their specialty, with outside agencies such as County CCS, non-plan facilities, outside providers, employers and/or workers' compensation carriers and third party administrators.

  • Prepares reports, communicates program changes to appropriate staff and develops protocols in accordance with state regulations.

  • Acts as a patient advocate and educator to assure that the patient has the knowledge to care for his/her condition and patient is educated and empowered to be responsible for participating in the plan of care.

  • Develops individualized patient/family education plan focused on self-management, delivers patient/family education specific to a disease state.

  • Develops and updates training and educational materials and presents to appropriate staff, members and families. Facilitates patients' return to normal daily activities by teaching and making appropriate referrals for outside services/continued care.

  • Consults with internal and external physicians, health care providers, discharge planners, and outside agencies regarding continued care/treatment or hospitalization or referral to support services or placement.

  • May need to facilitate transportation and housing arrangements for patient. Coordinates transmission of clinical and benefit treatment to patients, families and outside agencies.

  • Participates in data collection and analysis of clinical outcomes of care and customer satisfaction standards. Participates in the formulation and implementation/monitoring of action strategies and outcomes of care or customer service. Ensures that accurate records are maintained of the care associated with each patient.

  • Interprets regulations, health plan benefits, policies, and procedures for members, physicians, medical office staff, and contract providers and outside agencies.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience as an RN in an acute care or ambulatory care setting required.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of maternal/fetal medicine, including high risk pregnancies.

  • This experience may have been at a comparable out-of-state facility. Case management of patients in a High Risk Infant Program. Ability to manage annual Synagis Clinic for at-risk population. Previous case management experience preferred (usually two (2) years chronic disease case management).

Education

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience four (4) years required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current California RN license required.

  • BLS.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize/apply the general and specialized principles, practices, techniques and methods of utilization review/management, care coordination, transfer coordination, discharge planning or case management.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards (TJC, Medicare, Medi-Cal, etc.).

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize written and verbal communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and problem-solving skills required.

Computer literacy skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or healthcare related field preferred.

  • Case Management Certification or certification in the area of specialty preferred.

  • Minimum 2 years Hemodialysis experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to triage (CKD) and (ESRD) patients requiring services from the Vascular Surgery Dept.

  • Ability to interpret data and formulate a plan of care appropriate for patients presenting for consultation with the Vascular Surgery Service.

  • Ability to provide direct patient care, including but not limited to, the administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement treatment, assessment of access, disease prevention or a rehabilitative regimen ordered by a physician and within the scope of licensure.

  • Acts as a liaison between Vascular Surgery, Nephrology, In-patient/Out-patient Dialysis units, contracted dialysis units, etc to facilitate the healthcare needs of the defined patient population.

  • Ability to provide patient education related to clinical procedures, physician consultations, surgical procedures and vascular access modalities.

  • Maintains local and regional vascular access tracking.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Case Manager Specialty RN Vascular Surgery

LOCATION: Fontana, California

REQNUMBER: 895773

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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