The Emergency Department (ED) Care Manager is responsible for establishing, coordinating and maintaining the process to increase patient throughput to the most appropriate level of care while facilitating interdisciplinary care across the continuum for the ED. The Care Manager collaborates with the patient and/or family, multidisciplinary team, physicians, community partners, and payers to ensure the patient's progress and level of care are appropriately determined. The Care Manager has well developed knowledge and skill in patient status in the inpatient and outpatient settings and collaborates with other case managers, social workers, Patient Access, physicians and administrative leadership in the ED to determine the appropriate level of care. The Care Manager also has a robust understanding of services and resources outside of the hospital that would be of benefit to the patient and initiates referrals as indicated. This work includes patient assessment and management, resource management, identifying patients appropriate for admission, observation or outpatient status, care facilitation, discharge planning with referrals to all levels of care, and other duties related to the defined population. The Emergency Department Care Manager will function as a Case Manager, Social Worker, and Registered Nurse Utilization, as needed. This position will report to the local Case Management Director but will also be accountable to local ED leadership.
3+ years of relevant clinical case management experience in the acute care setting required
Licenses, Registrations, or Certification
RN License in state of employment or compact license
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.