Job Description

Job Title: Professional Care Manager (RN) - Part Time
Job ID: 712748
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Care Management
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

Are you an experienced nurse with an interest in working part time to meet the needs of your busy schedule? Look no further! UPMC Passavant seeks a Part Time Professional or Senior Professional Care Manager to coordinate the care plan for its patients. 

**Nurses with 2 years of nursing experience may be considered for this position. The title and salary range of the position may vary depending on education level and any years of relevant case management background. Salary range as posted is for Sr. level Care Manager.**

The Care Manager is an expert in resource management, a master of regulatory compliance, a superb communicator, and above all a compassionate partner for each individual patient. Able to balance complex clinical scenarios with the patient’s social, emotional, spiritual, and economic needs, the Professional Care Manager is a strong clinician who works closely with physicians, nurses, and other caregivers to assist in progressing the patient along the continuum of care.

The Professional Care Manager is a valued step in the UPMC nursing career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and upward advancement.

Responsibilities:
  • Attends Department meetings and Corporate Care Management Training sessions in order to maintain current knowledge of all payer and regulatory requirements, UPMC CM policies and procedures, community resources. Ensures compliance with all payer and government regulations.
  • Collaborates with patients, caregivers, internal/external healthcare providers, agencies and payers to plan and execute a safe discharge. Re-evaluates and revises discharge plan as patient clinical condition merits. Develops alternative/multiple discharge plans in anticipation of patient need for post-acute services. Uses InterQual criteria to justify appropriate LOC (Skilled, Rehab, Home Care, DME, etc.) and obtain all necessary payer authorizations for post-acute care. Documents Freedom of Choice re: post-acute services.
  • Evaluated issues, trends and recommends improvement to Care Manger Manager/Director and/or multi-disciplinary team.
  • Performs clinical review on admission and/or continued stay using InterQual criteria to determine appropriate level of care (Inpatient, OBS, etc.) Obtains all necessary authorizations for level of care including admission and continued stay. Follows payer-specific requirements to obtain and document authorizations.
  • Promotes advancement of knowledge and skills of other disciplinary teams and lay members of the community by serving as a resource to internal and external individual groups.
  • Promotes patient safety. Supports CORE measures information for JCAHO requirements.
  • Reviews medical record daily to ensure patient continues to meet LOC requirements and that chart documentation supports LOC determination. Works with Physician Advisor and Attending Physicians to obtain necessary documentation to support current LOC, alters LOC as needed and expedites discharge planning for patients who no longer require hospital services.
  • Serves as a leader within the care management department in completing his/her assignment.
  • Serves as a role model of excellent customer service and patient care.
  • Serves as resource to clinical and finance teams for clinical documentation requirements, level of care, insurance coverage issues, specific payer and government policies and post-acute services coverage and availability.
  • Starts discharge planning on admission and ensures DC documentation is completed and updated regularly. Proactively identifies barriers to discharge and works with multi-disciplinary team to expedite care, monitor length of stay (LOS) and facilitate discharge. Addresses complex clinical and social situations efficiently in order to avoid unnecessary delays in discharge. Documents all Avoidable Days in CANOPY system.
  • Takes leadership role in concurrent denial process. Works with Care Management Director, Physician Advisor, Attending Physicians and clinical team to obtain necessary information and documentation to support LOC. Initiates acceptance of lower LOC when appropriate with assistance from billing office. Obtains Consent to Appeal on Behalf of Member on all cases with concurrent denial.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of approved school of nursing
  • Two (2) years of nursing experience required
  • BSN or related Bachelors degree preferred 
  • Previous care management experience a plus
  • Knowledge of healthcare financial and payor issues required
  • Knowledge of state, local, and federal programs required
  • Use of InterQual criteria preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • UPMC Corporate Care Management Training Certificate of Completion required within 4-6 weeks of hire.
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Registered Nurse
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $28.10 to $46.35

Union Position: No

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.



Now more than ever, YOU can help us shape our communities and UPMC into a better place for everyone to work, study, play, and thrive.

Learn more about working here and check out our policies and recent updates.

Share:
Talent Network