The Mental Health (MH) Case Manager is a Registered Nurse (RN) responsible for identifying and facilitating options and services for meeting patients' health needs while decreasing fragmentation and duplication of care and enhancing quality, cost-effective clinical outcomes. The RN develops a high level of clinical practice, leadership and skills to improve/coordinate patient care for an adult population. RN executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches in the management of complex patient care in Mental Health. RN will possess the knowledge and skills to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process and care management principles within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting, which will then enable effective implementation of health promotion and prevention practices to include but not limited to the management of mental health illnesses, and attainment of appropriate lengths of stay and most effective level of care. RN will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide cost effective care with improved outcomes. This includes understanding changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and geriatric population. The MH Case Manager is directly responsible to the Specialty Care Service Chief Nurse. Duties include, but not limited to the following: Collaborates with Inpatient, MHC/RRTP Nurse Manager and MHC Program Managers. Monitors admissions and discharges for Inpatient and MHC/RRTP programs. Monitors encounters and appointment completions for MHC program. Performs Inpatient and MHC/RRTP audits as required by The Joint Commission, CARF and other governing bodies. Creates and manages various monthly reports. Monitors the Joint Commission and CARF requirements for HBPC Inpatient and MHC/RRTP respectively. Collaborate with other disciplines for Inpatient and MHC/RRTP workload capture Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (Provide Training On Off Tours And Weekends When Needed) Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Maybe Authorized PCS Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized Telework: Not Authorized
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