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Community Hospital RN Case Manager in Grand Junction, Colorado

RN Case Manager, Western Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Full-Time

The Job: The position will provide case management and triage services for children and families with complex medical issues. The nurse is responsible and accountable for direct and indirect patient care across the care continuum to decrease ER and hospital admissions. This position requires expertise in nursing process, using critical thinking skills to plan and coordinate care. The nurse must possess the ability to determine new and ongoing issues via continuous assessment of high risk patient?s unique physical, psych/social, emotional and educational needs.

The nurse can demonstrate core case management nursing competencies to ensure efficient and effective care to reduce morbidity and mortality of high risk patients in adult and pediatric patients. This nurse is up to date on patient specific clinical data to summarize episodes of acute care to facilitate a seamless transition back into the community to prevent readmission. The nurse monitors patient progress and coordinates clinic and community resources to assist patients in reaching disease prevention targets. The position provides support and guidance to other staff in the management of a designated population of patients, as well as taking an active role in care. This person will act as a resource for the practice patients, physicians, medical assistants and clerical staff.

Work Schedule: Full Time

Location: Community Hospital

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates continuity of patient care with external healthcare organizations and facilities, including the process of hospital admission and discharge, and referrals from the primary care provider to a specialty care provider.

  • Coordinates the continuity of patient care with patients and families following hospital admission, discharge, and ER visits.

  • Manages high risk patient care, including management of patients with multiple co-morbidities or high risk for readmission to a hospital setting, including registry.

  • Facilitates health and disease patient education, including leading group office visits/classes.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor?s Degree

  • At least two (2) years of related experience in case management and/or utilization management, or similar experience required.

  • Experience in orthopedics or spine preferred.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Colorado.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS)

This position's pay range is: $25.75 to $37.00 per hour, depending on education and experience.

Discretionary bonuses, relocation expenses, merit increases, market adjustments, recognition bonuses and other forms of discretionary compensation may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.

Benefits:

Employees are eligible to participate in an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, education assistance, 403(b) with employer matching, and more. Eligibility is based on employment status. Details regarding specific benefit you may be eligible for will be discussed during the hiring process.

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