Inpatient Care Managers are Registered Nurses who collaborate with the primary clinician and the health care team to manage patients with discharge planning needs. The Inpatient Care Manager performs an independent assessment of patient care needs and subsequently develops and implements a plan of care for the patients transition from the acute care setting. Inpatient Care Managers also serve as expert resource consultants and educators for the health care team members, assure the coordination of internal and community resources, support the evaluation and improvement of care systems to support the optimal utilization of resources and promotion of quality patient care. The Inpatient Care Manager assumes primary accountability for the anticipation, assessment, and development, implementation, and communication of the discharge plan of care for patients with post-hospital care needs.
Coordinates post-discharge patient care needs to assure the timely and effective discharge of routine and complex patients from the hospital setting.
Independently and proactively completes and documents patient assessments which are thorough, timely, age appropriate, and reflect psychosocial support systems, care needs, health plan benefits, level of care determinations for hospitalized patients.
Coordinates and communicates with patients, families, and the health care team to develop mutually agreeable plans of care that optimize the use of resources to support the particular needs of individual patients.
Facilitates resolution of issues which present barriers to safe transfers through the use of patient/team care conferences to assure the efficient transition to a lower level of care and to assure the patient/family receives the right care at the right time so that quality and utilization of resources are simultaneously enhanced.
Ensures systematic and ongoing contact with interdisciplinary staff and continuing care services to assure the safe transition of patients across care settings.
In collaboration with the interdisciplinary health care team, ensures regulatory and compliance standards are met. Perform duties as requested.
Minimum one (1) year of acute hospital experience and a minimum of one year of case management experience, or two years of acute hospital experience.
BSN or bachelors degree in a health-care related field or currently enrolled in a BSN program or four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire.
Registered Nurse License (Oregon) within 6 months of hire
Registered Nurse License (Washington) within 6 months of hire
Basic Life Support within 3 months of hire
Demonstrated ability to interrelate with physicians, nurses, support staff, and patients in interdisciplinary approach.
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and work as a constant patient advocate.