Health Care Case Manager-Passaic Central (Paterson, NJ)
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 210580
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Health Care Case Manager for Passaic Central for the Child Health Program within the School of Nursing. The Heath Care Case Manager (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.
Among the key duties of this 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.
Links the child and caregiver with appropriate health resources and community services.
Assures that the child is scheduled for and attends timely EPSDT visits and specialty appointments, reviews all reports, and ensures all necessary reports are forwarded to the medical home.
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.
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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