Registered Nurse - Per-Diem Utilization Review Case Manager
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 21000474
Are you ready to bring your expert clinical skills to a world-class facility recognized as one of the top ten in the United States? Do you have a passion for the highest quality and patient happiness? Then please respond to this Per-Diem opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you.
When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of dedicated healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals.
Summary of Essential Duties:
Validate patients' placement to be at the most appropriate level of care based on nationally accepted admission criteria
Use medical necessity screening tools, such as InterQual or MCG criteria, to complete initial and continued stay reviews in determining appropriate level of patient care, appropriateness of tests/procedures and an estimation of the patient's expected length of stay
Secure authorization for clinical services through timely collaboration and communication with payers as required
Follow the UR process as defined in the Utilization Review Plan in accordance with the CMS Conditions of Participation for Utilization Review
Collaborate with Care Coordinators to identify and follow up on Observation class patients
Follow up with the payer to verify approval/authorization of the hospital stay (all dates of services)
Function as an advocate, and contact person for the care team, patient/family when communicating with payers, and or outside agencies to ensure continuity of care, optimal clinical resource outcomes, and appropriate financial management for the patient and the organization
Minimum requirement to maintain Per-Diem status is two shifts per pay period (every two weeks). Weekday, holiday and weekend shifts are available.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program required
Current, unrestricted California RN license required
American Heart Association BLS required
A minimum of 3 years of acute care nursing experience required
2+ years of case management experience required
Knowledge of medical literature, research methodology, health care delivery systems and financial reimbursement required
Working Title:Registered Nurse - Per-Diem Utilization Review Case Manager Department:Utilization Management Business Entity:Corporate Services Job Category:,Patient Services,Patient Services Job Specialty:Case Management Position Type:Full-time Shift Length:8 hour shift
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opport...unities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.
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