Christiana Care Health System, a Magnet designated healthcare organization with two acute care hospitals, is seeking a Unit Based Case Manager to work in the Emergency Department of Christiana Hospital. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced professional RN to work in a collaborative, team environment.
This position will be part of a case management team integrated within the core operations of a team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other professional staff. The Case Manager will be responsible for evaluating patients and developing the CM plan of care, utilization management, coordination of all post-acute services, and post-discharge follow-up appointments. This position is evening shift, working 3p-11:30pm Monday through Friday.
The RN Case Manager will provide longitudinal care management for an identified population of patients/members in conjunction with the patient's primary physician provider, according to agree-upon clinical guidelines, with the objective of coordinating high quality patient care across all care delivery sites.
The Case Manager utilizes clinical expertise, discretion, and independent critical thinking skills to assess, provide, coordinate and monitor healthcare services for patients assigned to the clinical unit. The case manager will collaborate with the multidisciplinary team of physician, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other professional staff. The case manager will work with the patient and family to develop a safe and effective discharge plan that will meet the needs of the patient beyond the hospital stay.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Nursing with an active Delaware license is required.
At least two years of acute care nursing experience required.
Previous Case Management experience preferred.
Certification in Case Management as a CCM is preferred.
Candidates must have excellent teamwork and assessment skills, be proficient at developing the CM plan of care, and the demonstrated ability to manage a large caseload of patients very efficiently.
Internal Number: 43698BR
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.