We have an exceptional opportunity for an experienced RN to work as part of a collaborative, team environment within Christiana Hospital. The RN 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.
Contribute as part of a multi-disciplinary care team including physicians, care coordinators, social workers, pharmacy, respiratory staff, and others.
Generous Paid Time Off, Competitive Pay & Robust Benefits Package.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and coordinate an individualized care plan to ensure safe and effective transfers in the movement of patients across the care continuum.
Assesses health status of patients/members who are targeted for participation in cardiac disease management program; conducts initial telephonic assessment interview and screening.
Conducts patient education; collaborates with patients/members to establish realistic goals and activities to enhance patient self-management and participation in care plan.
Monitors patients progress; consults with primary physician or designee and other members of the care delivery team at agreed-upon intervals. Follows patient post-discharge at expected intervals.
Acts as consultant to members of the health care team and is very visible Participates in data collection Uses theoretical and educational frameworks and expert clinical knowledge base to promote an provide patient, family staff and community education.
Develops and implements educational materials and programs.
Participates in activities that contribute to the education of other health care professionals. Plans and participates in educational outreach activities for community organizations.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Active Clinical RN License required; BSN required. Master's degree preferred;
Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience in acute care.
Case Management or utilization management experience desirable.
Case Management Certification required within 18 months of hire.
Maintains confidentiality of patients/members and staff information.
Attends meetings and in-service educational programs, as requested.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
Internal Number: 46577BR
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.