Case Manager-DUH Heart Transplant/VAD (LCSW Strongly Preferred)
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 147975
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a MagnetÂ® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinaâ€™s Great 100 Nurses.
Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
Manage a designated caseload to coordinate and complete timely assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of discharge plans and care transitions across the continuum of care. Ensure optimum utilization of the patient's and the Health System's resources and perform these duties within the requirements of CMS and other external review agencies.
Monitor daily census and assignment to assure all patients are assessed.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Case management needs including care coordination/transition and discharge planning, consultations, advocacy, education. Maintain effective communication with health care team members related to assessment findings, discharge planning needs and provider orders needed to arrange Homecare, Durable Medical Equipment, Transportation, Skilled Nursing or Acute Rehab Facility placement, Substance Abuse Treatment and outpatient follow-up.
Maintain working knowledge of specific benefits and reimbursement guidelines, the discharge planning process and applicable federal, state and local regulations.
Provide education and guidance on these topics to providers, patients and families as needed.
Work with Utilization Management partners to provide information and feedback that will enhance negotiations and denial prevention with payers.
Maintain timely documentation of assessment findings, discharge arrangements and actions taken according to departmental guidelines; prepare reports and maintain records as requested and/or required.
Participate in Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities as requested.
Job responsibilities may include site specific duties, weekend/holiday or after hours coverage as designated at each entity.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with customers internal and external to Duke Health System.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work effectively in a self-directed role Ability to multi-task, capable of daily problem-solving complex issues Excellent written and verbal skills Basic computer skills necessary
BSN or MSW required
3 years of relevant experience
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Requires Case Management Certification (ACM, CCM or ANCC) within 2 years or of hire. BSN required and must have current or compact RN licensure in state of NC. MSW
Job Code: 00005013 CASE MANAGER Job Level: G1
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