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Case Manager Registered Nurse / RN

Company: Seton Medical Center Harker Heights
Location: Harker Heights
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:


Case Manager RN, Case Management Acute Care, Full Time, Days In a joint venture partnership with Seton Medical Center, Ardent operates Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (SMCHH) In Harker Heights, Texas. At SMCHH exceptional associates deliver exceptional care. The 83-licensed bed acute care hospital opened in 2012, offering an array of services such as cardiology, emergency services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, a dedicated women's center and a Level IV trauma center. This position is responsible for care coordination of a specified patient population in a single hospital; follows patients throughout the continuum of care and ensures optimum utilization of resources, service delivery and compliance with external review agencies. The case manager will provide ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive assessment, care planning, plan implementation and overall evaluation of individual patient needs. Enhances the quality of patient management and satisfaction, to promote continuity of care and cost effectiveness through the integration of care management functions.


  • Formulates and promotes continuity of care assuring appropriate medical treatments, processes, and utilization of resources based upon established criterion. Supports management of concurrent review, discharge planning processes, social services, home care and other post discharge continuity of care needs.
  • Consistent with professional standards integrates patient/family preferences and values into a quality supportable plan for their care across the continuum. Advocates for resources and removal of barriers for the promotion of outcomes that are consistent with patient values and preferences across the continuum.
  • Conducts ongoing research to build a network of resources and alternative health care services that can better meet patient/family continuum of care needs. Collaborates with the PI program by gathering sentinel events and target diagnosis data. Stays current with trends/research in professional field. Makes suggestions for improvement of current processes and practice trends based on research.
  • Collaborates with physicians, RN Care Manager and other team members in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the continuum care needs for patients/families. Collaborates with physicians, nursing directors/clinical managers and department directors to improve practice issues that impact continuum of care needs of the patient.
  • Participates in providing education support for newly hired staff persons within the department. Mentors interdisciplinary healthcare team in critical thinking processes essential to continuum of care issues.
  • Coordinates patient education as needed to address continuum needs. Collaborates with social worker to educate patients, families on discharge planning processes.
  • Facilitates appropriate lengths of stay and reimbursement for all hospital admissions in accordance with goals and objectives established in the utilization management plan. Facilitates patient movement to the appropriate (acuity) level of care including observation status through collaboration with patient/family, multidisciplinary team, and third party payors.

    A. Education/Skills/Experience:
    • Completion of required education to obtain Texas licensure as a Registered Nurse or
    • Licensed Social Worker with minimum of 3 years previous experience as a case manager.
    • Two (2) years of nursing experience in an acute care or surgical setting is required.
    • Previous Case Management Experience preferred
    • Strong knowledge of community resources, discharge planning, behavioral health assessment skills B. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
      • Registered Nurse licensed to practice in Texas is required or Licensed Social Worker.
      • CCM (Certified Case Manager) preferred

Keywords: Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, Temple , Case Manager Registered Nurse / RN, Healthcare , Harker Heights, Texas

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