Provides timely and effective discharge planning and coordination of related services to provide a safe comprehensive cost effective discharge plan. The plan includes referrals to appropriate healthcare providers and community resources for continuity of care and to ease the patientï¿½s transition through the continuum of care. Provides coordination of healthcare services for patients to meet healthcare requirements in a cost-effective manner. Participates in a collaborative process with the interdisciplinary team to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate options and services to meet individualï¿½s health care needs while promoting quality, cost-effective outcomes. Participates in the utilization review process for patients. Demonstrates knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines in accordance with policies, procedures, mission and objectives.
Collaborate with members of health care team to monitor and evaluate service options. Act as a liaison/patient advocate and influence interactions to ensure high quality patient care. Facilitate complex patientï¿½s movement along the health care continuum. Provide timely coordination of services. Identify, report and document possible delays in service and avoidable delays. Implement customer-focused processes. Participate in PI activities within specific environment. Maintain current documentation of all interactions with patient, family, physicians, case managers and outside agencies. Complete discharge assessment, planning and implementation of complex patients in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. Function as a member of a multidisciplinary care management team. Assess patientï¿½s resources and make referrals to community or internal services. Act as resource person for other members of healthcare team. Assist in orientation and in-service training. Participate in planning and implementing quality improvement initiatives. Work with healthcare team in development of treatment plans for their select group of patients.
Education Required: Bachelorï¿½s Degree in any Social Sciences or Social Work/Counseling or Nursing.
Experience Required: 3 years recent health care experience. Preferred: Acute care experience; case management or behavioral health experience.
Skills Required: Effective interpersonal and communication skills, discharge planning assessment.
Knowledge Required: Quality improvement process, related health care practices and standards; current practices, issues, regulations involved in transitions planning; psychosocial aspects of disease and health care; professional and regulatory standards and community resources. Familiar with various insurance plans and coverage as well as state supported health care and long term care. Also familiar with resources to aid patients who need to return to their original place of residence (out of state/country) and pts who arrive unidentified. Working knowledge of competency, public fiduciary, guardianship, homelessness, drug/alcohol abuse, HIV/AIDS, and immigration issues. Working knowledge of community/state/country healthcare resources and their functions.
Technology Required: Basic computer skills, personal technology tools, awareness of current use of technology in related field. Preferred: Advanced computer skills, technology of the specialty.
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005033551
About Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.