Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Care Manager (RN) - Practice Based - Cambria County
Job ID: 714452
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday-Friday, daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Department: Pop Health Case Mngt
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

Purpose:
The Clinical Care Manager is responsible for care coordination and health education with identified Health Plan members through face to face collaboration with members and their caregivers and providers. Identifies members' medical, behavioral, and social needs and barriers to care. Develops a comprehensive care plan that assists members to close gaps in preventive care, addresses barriers to care, and supports the member's self-management of chronic illness based on clinical standards of care. Collaborates and facilitates care with other medical management staff, other departments, providers, community resources and caregivers to provide additional support. Members are followed by face to face interactions in their community including the hospital, providers' offices, home, and other health care facilities.


This position supports practices in Cambria County and surrounding areas. Candidates will need to be located in this area.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist member with transition of care between health care facilities including sharing of clinical information and the plan of care.
  • Conduct comprehensive face to face assessments that include the medical, behavioral, pharmacy, and social needs of the member. Review UPMC Health Plan data and documentation in the member electronic health records as appropriate and identify gaps in care based on clinical standards of care.
  • Contact members with gaps in preventive health care services and assist them to schedule required screening or diagnostic tests with their providers. Assist member to schedule a follow up appointment after emergency room visits or hospitalizations.
  • Document all activities in the Health Plan's care management tracking system.
  • Plan standards and identify trends and opportunities for improvement based on information obtained from interaction with members and providers.
  • Present or contribute to complex case reviews by the interdisciplinary team summarizing clinical and social history, healthcare resource utilization, case management interventions. Update the plan of care following review and communicate recommendations to the member and providers.
  • Refer members to appropriate case management, health management, or lifestyle programs based on assessment data. Engage members in the Beating the Blues or other education or self management programs. Provide members with appropriate education materials or resources to enhance their knowledge and skills related to health or lifestyle management.
  • Review member's current medication profile; identify issues related to medication adherence, and address with the member and providers as necessary. Refer member for Comprehensive Medication Review as appropriate.
  • Successfully engage member to develop an individualized plan of care in collaboration with their primary care provider that promotes healthy lifestyles, closes gaps in care, and reduces unnecessary ER utilization and hospital readmissions. Coordinate and modify the care plan with member, caregivers, PCP, specialists, community resources, behavioral health contractor, and other health plan and system departments as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of experience in a clinical and/or case management nursing required. 
  • BSN preferred.
  • One (1) year of health insurance experience required. 
  • One (1) year of experience in clinical, utilization management, home care, discharge planning, and/or case management preferred .
  • Excellent organizational skills .
  • High level of oral and written communication skills. 
  • Computer proficiency required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Case management certification or approved clinical certification required (or must be obtained within 2 years of hire to remain in role) 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $28.37 to $47.88

Union Position: No

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