RN Care Manager – Pediatrics - Florida Hospital for Children - Orlando
Florida Hospital for Children / Orlando seeks to hire a Care Manager who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Since opening our doors in 1908, Florida Hospital has offered one of the most comprehensive children's health programs in Central Florida. Today, we continue this legacy of pediatric excellence at the Magnet® recognized Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children. Our campus is home to 30 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 400+ nurses and physicians. We provide specialized care in various state-of-the-art settings, including an 81-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with private family-centered rooms, an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery handling nearly 4,000 cases each year, and one of the few pediatric oncology programs in the area. We're also Central Florida's only pediatric provider for bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, Gamma Knife services, trilogy radiation and Level III epilepsy care. But perhaps most exciting of all, is that this is the first—and only—hospital to bear the Disney® name.
Monday – Friday; 8:30am - 5:00pm
Under general supervision of the Manager, in collaboration with the patient/family, social workers, physicians and interdisciplinary team, the RN Care Manager ensures patient progression through the continuum of care in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The RN Care Manager is responsible for identifying, initiating and managing optimal patient flow/throughput to enhance continuity of care, smooth and safe transitions, patient satisfaction, patient safety and length of stay (LOS) management. Support and expertise are provided through comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and overall evaluation of individual patient needs. Care coordination, utilization review and management, as well as discharge planning are accountabilities of this role. Education is provided to physicians and other members of the team on the issues related to utilization review including inappropriate admissions and placements. Payer-based requests regarding individual members are fulfilled, where appropriate and pertinent. The Care Manager adheres to departmental and organizational goals, objectives, standards of performance and policies and procedures, continually ensuring quality patient care and regulatory compliance. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations
Interpersonal skills that promote teamwork
Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
Effective organizational skills
Proficiency in the daily use of standard office equipment such as computer, phone, fax, pager, copier etc. and skill in utilizing Microsoft Word and Outlook tools
Minimum of one year recent acute care experience
Associate of Science in Nursing Degree
Superior clinical skills to determine appropriate clinical and other information for medical necessity reviews and identify appropriate mechanism to address delays or variation for expected care practices. (Preferred)
Significant knowledge and understanding of availability of community and post-acute resources and related payer requirements. (Preferred)
Master's degree in Nursing (Preferred)
Minimum of two years case management experience (Preferred)
Minimum of two years neonatal/pediatric experience (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current active Florida State license as a Registered Nurse
Case Management certification highly desirable – ACM (Accredited Case Manager), CCM (Certified Case Manager), RN-BC (Board Certified in Case Management) (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Coordinates the discharge planning processes in collaboration with other hospital departments, external service organizations, agencies and healthcare facilities.
Performs initial care management assessment to determine care coordination and discharge planning needs. Conducts admission and concurrent medical record review using specific indicators and criteria in accordance with regulatory and contractual requirements as well as internal policy. Uses established medically necessity criteria as described by policy to conduct screening for appropriate-ness of admission (IP verses observation) and continued stay for intensity of service/severity of illness. Escalates cases as appropriate and per policy to Physician Advisor and Director. Collaborates with Bed Management to ensure appropriate bed placement based on level of care. Assimilates information obtained from information systems, service schedules, registration area, Bed Management, clinics, other facilities, and insurance companies to accurately assess patient clinical needs and treatment.
Acts as patient advocate by negotiating for, and coordinating resources with payers, agencies and vendors during inpatient and transition phases. Acts as a resource and provides staff and physician education related to resource utilization, discharge planning and psychosocial aspects of healthcare delivery.
Identifies and communicates quality and risk issues to the appropriate staff/departments in a timely manner. Identifies and communicates relevant information to the care team related to patients frequently seen or frequently re-admitted.
Reviews clinical and demographic information for accuracy and completeness and proactively interfaces with payer, where required, to ensure that hospital meets payer requirements for observation or inpatient services and in instances when insurance information/coverage seems unclear or unfamiliar. Ensures that the proper sequencing and scheduling of interventions, treatments and procedures are in accordance with the patient's treatment plan, that care is expedited and that care delays and denials of payment are avoided.
In collaboration with the patient/family, physicians and interdisciplinary team, the care manager ensures patient progression through the continuum in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The care manager is responsible for identifying, initiating and managing optimal patient flow/throughput to enhance continuity of care, smooth and safe transitions, patient satisfaction, patient safety and length of stay management. Independently identifies and communicates any problems or issues that affect patient flow or outcomes to the Director in appropriate timeframes. Identifies (internal or external) variances/obstacles to efficient or timely care and positive patient outcomes and intervenes with the healthcare team to overcome or eliminate these when possible. Identifies and participates in the development of strategies to reduce unnecessary LOS, resource consumption, implementing and documenting results. Mobilizes resources and interviews, as needed, to achieve expected goals and to assist in achieving desired clinical outcomes within the desired timeframe.
Acts as a liaison between providers to optimize communication and facilitates a smooth transition through the healthcare system. Communicates effectively with physicians to obtain necessary information to complete all admission and concurrent reviews as required to prevent unnecessary delays and denials of service. Facilitates communication within the healthcare team to coordinate the patient's treatment plan progress and ensures patient/family understanding of the treatment plan.
Coordinates and implements the discharge plan for patients with post-care needs (i.e., home health, DME, transfers to Acute Rehab etc.) Identifies patients/families appropriate for referral to the Social Worker: those who would benefit from support that better enables them to deal with the impact of illness on individual family functioning and to achieve maximum benefits from healthcare services.
Issues insurance notices of non-coverage and assists in appealing insurance denials for assigned units. Partners and communicates with Finance department per department policy to support and ensure accurate billings, pro-active audit and denial management.
Participates in the development of process/systems to measure/monitor clinical practice. Obtains reviews and analyzes LOS, resource utilization, outliers, readmissions denials and delayed days for assigned patients. In addition, will collect/input data or information into appropriate databases or collection tools, as indicated by Director. Utilizes thorough knowledge of various computer/ information systems to perform assigned duties. Documents activities, including utilization review activities, statistics, clinical assessments and plans in a thorough and timely manner or per department policy.
Stays abreast of changing clinical trends, criteria, regulatory matters and third-party payer requirements related to clinical care, discharge planning and precertification of after-care benefits.
Participates on committees or workgroups, as directed by Manager.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Care Manager opportunity with Orlando / Children and apply online today.
Care Manager, Management, Pediatrics, Children's, Orlando
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.