The RN Case Manager will work with a defined patient population in the Emergency Department to facilitate the correct status designation of "place into observation" (OBS) or "admit into inpatient". This position will promote optimal clinical outcomes and resource utilization to insure that all patients are placed in the correct bed status, using approved clinical criteria Indicia (MCG) and InterQual Clinical Criteria. The RN Case Manager will work in collaboration with the ED physicians as well as the Patient Access staff to correctly enter the patient's status for accurate billing and required payor authorization/notification. This position will enable the Cook Children's Medical Center to enhance efficiencies, enhance hospital reimbursement and reduce potential payor denials and underpayments.
*** This is for 2 positions that will work either 2nd or 3rd shift. Please indicate the desired shift on the application ***
Graduate of an accredited nursing program
Current Texas RN license required
Minimum of three years of clinical experience required
CPR - BLS required within 30 days of start
Previous experience in case management/utilization review preferred
Internal Number: 46207
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.