Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Health Care Case Manager for the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center – Child Health Unit of School of Nursing. The Health Care Case Manager functions to support the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS)/Department of Children and Families (DCF) in meeting the health care and protection needs of children in out-of-home placement, in collaboration with the other staff of the Child Health Unit in that local office. The Health Care Case Manager provides nursing case management services in home, local office and health care settings. Nursing case management services include nursing assessment of a child's health status and care needs, development of a health plan, maintenance of a medical passport/health summary, ongoing monitoring, coordination of care, advocacy, and health education to assure that each child in out-of-home placement receives appropriate health care, per EPSDT and AAP guidelines.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists with enrollment of child in managed care entity and identification of a medical home upon entry into out-of-home placement; informs the child, caregiver, and DCF/CP&P.
Assesses child's health care status and needs by retrieving a complete health history through obtaining and reviewing all medical records and interviewing past providers and caregivers; forwards all information to the medical home and other health providers.
Schedules an Initial Physical Health Evaluation, in consultation with caregivers and DCF/CP&P; reviews the preliminary and final reports, and ensures that all recommendations for health care are completed.
Develops a Child Health Care Plan in collaboration with the child's medical home, specialists, caregivers, and other providers.
Ensures that the child is scheduled for and attends timely EPSDT visits and specialty appointments; reviews all reports and forwards necessary reports to the medical home.
Provides ongoing monitoring of children's health, behavioral health, developmental and educational status, and ensures that appropriate health care and services are in place.
Maintains systematic communication, contact, and consultation with the child's caregivers and the DCF/CP&P case management team; educates caregivers and DCF/CP&P staff about health issues,which are pertinent to child's care.
Facilitates transfer of care and records to an identified medical home and HMO care manager when the child is changing placement or upon reunification or permanent placement.
Provides assistance when accidents or illnesses occur in workplace emergencies; performs CPR, as indicated and notifies 911 and supervisor.
Participates in continuous quality improvement activities and research data collection.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a BA / BS degree in a health related field required; may substitute years of pediatric nursing experience for degree.
A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in pediatric nursing required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
This position requires computer literacy/computer skills.
Two (2) years of experience in nursing case management, community health nursing, or nursing care of vulnerable families.
Vehicle and a valid license for off-site visits.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to lift 50 pounds (infants/children records) to waist level.
Posting Number: 20ST0058
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 108901
About Rutgers University
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