The Health Care Case Manager functions to support the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS)/Department of Children and Families (DCF) in meeting the health care and protection needs of children in out-of-home placement, in collaboration with the Care Coordination Specialist and other staff of the Child Health Unit in that local office. The Health Care Case Manager provides nursing case management services in home, local office and health care settings. Nursing case management services include nursing assessment of a child's health status and care needs, development of a health plan, maintenance of a medical passport/health summary, ongoing monitoring, coordination of care, advocacy, and health education to assure that each child in out-of-home placement receives appropriate health care, per EPSDT and AAP guidelines.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse, required. A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a BA / BS degree in a health related field required; may substitute years of pediatric nursing experience for degree. A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in pediatric nursing required. Current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers required. Vehicle and a valid license required for off-site visits. This position requires computer literacy/computer skills.
Two (2) years of experience in nursing case management, community health nursing, or nursing care of vulnerable families preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, bending, and walking (up and down) stairs and the ability to lift 50 pounds (infants/children records) to waist level. No special vision requirements.
Posting Number: 19ST1005
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 82162
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