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Case Manager - Full Time

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Job #: 407968
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Acting as a patient advocate, you will coordinate management of care, providing ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive assessment, care planning, plan implementation, and overall evaluation of individual patient needs. Whereas most companies only focus on one aspect of clinical care, our Case Managers are full cycle, working on the entire spectrum: from care planning to discharge planning. Join us and experience your best self and work growing and advancing in a highly caring, collaborative and fun environment.

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What do you need to be a successful Case Manager at Kindred? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Collaborative
  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem-solver
  • Organized
  • Responsible
  • Achiever

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Kindred is a great company where you can continue to grow throughout the entire time you're here. You can even start as a CNA and work your way all the way up into management.

– Sarah, Case Manager, Kindred Hospital Clear Lake

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

    We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

  • Benefits & Recognition

    Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

Job Details


Description

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Oklahoma City South is the second rehab hospital in OKC that is a joint venture between Mercy and Kindred Healthcare.  It is a 36-bed rehabilitation hospital located in the southern part of the city and will serve patients recovering from strokes and other long-term illnesses or injuries and feature specialized clinical programs.

  • Oversees and directs the activities of the case management department including the completion of orientation, initial and annual competencies.
  • Responsible for annual performance reviews and ongoing job performance of all case management staff.
  • Responsible for facilitating the hospital’s quarterly Utilization Management Committee ensuring compliance with CMS’ Conditions of Participation
  • Responsible for leading and coordinating departmental specific performance improvement initiatives and reports all PI activities to the hospital’s Quality Improvement Committee.
  • As appropriate, consults other departmental staff to collaborate in patient care delivery, identify barriers to care and or discharge and develop solutions/resolution.
  • Ensures case management documentation is completed and thorough per workflow timeline requirements including completion of the Individual Plan of Care (IPoC) as per CMS guidelines.
  • Schedules family conferences and/or communicates with caregiver following each team conference and more often as needed to keep patient and designated caregiver informed of progress and provides appropriate information related to goal achievement, course of rehabilitation stay, and plans for discharge. 
  • Coordinates weekly patient care team conferences to facilitate development, monitoring and refinement of treatment plan to achieve identified patient goals and outcomes.
  • Reviews the patient’s assigned CMG and helps the team identify any potential missed comorbid conditions that are actively being treated during the patient’s stay. Communicates any findings to the HIM team. 
  • Participates as the facility representative for national internal CM Conference calls and communicates new information to the facility CMs.
  • Assists/trouble shoots difficult discharge planning/placement cases.
  • Supervises employees involved in concurrent and retrospective utilization review activities including assisting with denials and appeals. Works with physicians to conduct peer review with payer medical director when indicated.
  • Communicates effectively with nursing, therapy and other ancillary departments to ensure proper utilization.
  • Ensures clinical updates are provided to all insurance payers when due and all payer communications are documented in Meditech.
  • Promotes and builds physician relations by developing strategic and operational programs and goals by maintaining availability and visibility with physicians and collaborating closely with physician advisors in case management activities
  • Coordinates discharge planning needs including but not limited to; home health services, physician follow up care, durable medical equipment, medical supplies, healthcare services, outpatient therapy, dialysis, skilled nursing care, assisted living care, hospice care, private duty care, etc. Responsible for coordinating all patient care needs prior to discharge ensuring a safe thorough discharge plan. Ensures patient choice is offered and documented as per CMS’ Conditions of Participation for Discharge Planning.
  • Identifies trends that impact the quality, cost effectiveness, patient experience and delivery of care services and brings to hospital leadership meetings for discussion and action.
  • Performs intake assessment on patient within 24 to 72 hours of admission, preferably within 48 hours.
  • Performs follow-up assessments per Case Management Plan and/or hospital policy.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

Qualifications

  • Current Registered Nurse or Social Work licensure or Masters or Bachelors in Social Work as required in the state where the hospital is located (VERIFY STATE REQUIRMENT) OR Healthcare professional licensure as Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist.
  • Certification in Case Management or Rehabilitation preferred; for example, Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCM); Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) certification, American Case Management Association (ACM) or Board Certification in CM by the ANCC e.g.: RN-BC
  • Minimum of 2 years social work or case management experience in an inpatient setting highly preferred; acute/rehabilitation hospital experience preferred.
  • Previous leadership or supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English, additional languages preferred
  • Basic computer skills in excel, word, outlook, power point, etc. required.
  • Must have good organizational skills, time management skills and analytical ability in order to interpret information and carry out duties independently
  • Must be cooperative and have the desire to be a team player.
  • Must recognize and observe confidentiality principles.