The Care Manager is involved in the coordination of care and services for patients admitted to Saint Joseph Hospital who are identified as needing assistance or meeting care management criteria. The Care Manager is responsible for utilization review, utilization management, care coordination, and discharge planning. Information is gathered via an in-depth assessment that provides the healthcare team with the patient's prior level of functioning, access to and/or use of community resources and available support systems. This information is used to assist the care team in developing a plan of care which includes, but is not limited to: assuring appropriateness of services and care setting, assuring individualized support and education, determining the need for continued services, planning for discharge, and identifying and connecting patients/families with available community resources if needed.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.