To become the first point of contact for the utilization process for all patients who are not being discharged, high risk patients, potential observation (OBS) patients, and OBS patients while working to ensure documentation from the providers clearly supports the clinical issues that will not allow the patient to be safely discharged. This involves extensive record review, interaction with providers, and nursing staff.
Licensed and currently registered to practice as a professional nurse in New York State required. B.S.N. degree preferred. Previous case management required, Discharge planning experience required. Two (2) years of clinical acute care nursing experience as an RN required. Demonstrated ability to utilize/apply the general and specialized principals, practices, techniques and methods of Utilization review/management, discharge planning or case management. PRI and Screen Training. Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards. Demonstrated ability to utilize written and
verbal communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. MDS experience preferred. Computer literacy skills required.