Health Care Case Manager for Mercer South (Trenton, NJ)
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 165995
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Health Care Case Manager for the Department of Child Health Program at Rutgers School of Nursing.
The Heath Care Case Management position (HCCM) functions to support the Department of Children and Families (DCF)/Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P) in meeting the health care and protection needs of children in out-of-home placement, in collaboration with other staff of the Child Health Unit in that local office. 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 health 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 American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.
Among the key duties of the position are the following:
Upon entry into out-of-home placement, assists with enrollment of a child in a managed care entity and identification of a medical home (primary care provider), and informs the child, caregiver and DCF/CP&P, as needed.
Assesses a child's heath 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 as needed.
Schedules an Initial Physical Health Evaluation, in consultation with the caregiver 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, as well as involved specialists, caregivers, other community service providers, and when appropriate, DCF/CP&P.
Facilitates transfer of care and records to an identified medical home and HMO care manager, if applicable, when the child is changing placement or upon reunification/permanent placement.
Conducts nursing placement assessments on children entering or changing out-of-home placement, when appropriate.
Provides assistance when accidents or illness occur in workplace emergencies; performs CPR as indicated, and notifies 911 and supervisor.
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:
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 preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Standing, bending, and walking (up and down) stairs and the ability to lift 50 pounds (infants/children records) to waist level. No special vision requirements.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.
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