End Date: 5/31/2023
Location: Newark, Delaware
Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker, Nursing
Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health.
We are seeking an energetic, motivated RN that wants professional autonomy and understands the importance of care coordination. The Case Manager is a vital member of the interdisciplinary team that is responsible to create, implement, and monitor treatment plans to ensure safe, timely, and effective transitions throughout the care continuum and discharge planning.
Oversees the utilization of healthcare resources, including discharge planning to facilitate the achievement of clinical, quality, financial and patient satisfaction goals.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews the admission assessment, collaborates with primary nurse and other health care providers to ensure a multidisciplinary plan-of-care is in place to meet identified patient care needs and desired outcomes.
Identifies system issues that serve as barriers to care. Participates in development and implementation of strategies to remove barriers and facilitate performance improvement measures.
Identifies patients who have post-acute care, placement, and complex discharge planning needs based on a comprehensive assessment that includes physical, as well as psycho-social factors/needs.
Anticipates, initiates, and establishes a discharge plan for patients with post acute care needs, collaborating with the physician, nurse and other health care providers, the patient, their family/primary caregiver(s), third-party payers, and employer in accordance with established clinical guidelines, standards, and pathways.
Reviews patients' progress with members of the health care team. Monitors use of clinical pathways, verifying appropriate use and progress toward identified patient care outcomes. Monitors compliance with National Patient Safety Goals within assigned unit.
Participates in monthly unit-based PI meetings to improve compliance with National Patient Safety Goals and JCAHO on-going readiness efforts. Assists with data collection and implementation of action plans for CMS, JCAHO, AHA Quality Initiatives as well as CCHS defined measures.
Completes a minimum of 8 continuing education credits (CEU'S) per year in Utilization and/or Case Management.
Demonstrates on-going commitment to the department by serving as a preceptor, providing inservice and/or educational presentations annually, and participating in unit-based PI initiatives to include organizational and regulatory monitors and/or measurements. Actively participates in department operational planning work groups.
Demonstrates commitment and leadership in specialty through membership in professional organizations such as CMSA, ACMA, etc. attending meetings at a minimum on an annual basis and sharing updates with colleagues.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Registered Nurse with BSN required within 3 years of hire and Delaware or Compact State RN Licensure. Related work experience in Utilization Management, Case Management and or Home Care. BLS preferred.
Maintains 30 documented hours of relevant continuing education related to licensure requirements. Some continuing education should be related to role enhancement and changes of clinical practice within assigned area.
The successful candidate may be eligible for a $10,000 sign on bonus to be paid over a period of 12 months.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
“Both as a patient and a caregiver, I have witnessed our core values of love and excellence firsthand.”
“I am so proud to be a part of ChristianaCare due to its emphasis on our core values of Love and Excellence.”
Director, Employee Health
“What started out as a temporary assignment has taken me on a career journey as a Medical Assistant to my current role as a Social Worker.”
“During our COVID-19 response I witnessed each of us coming together, not only as individual teams, but as an organization.”
Administrative Services Coordinator
“For me, ChristianaCare is a place of personal growth.”
Conference Support AV/IT Analyst
“I have been with ChristianaCare for 9 years. Through these 9 years, I have really been able to grow my career and apply my talents within the company.”
Director, Practice Operations
“ChristianaCare is deeply committed to professional development. As we seek new knowledge and continuously improve through feedback, we support our case managers through the achievement of professional certification in case management.”
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Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?
At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.
Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.
We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.
ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.
At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.
Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.
Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!Why Delaware? Why Maryland?