|CASE MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION|
Provides Registered Nurse case management designed to improve individual and/or family quality of life to a specified client group and their families. Coordinates comprehensive health care and community-based services, home visits, and assessments. Develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates health care plans in an outpatient environment; collaborates with other health care providers, community service agencies, and schools to coordinate care.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Coordinates, monitors, and evaluates provider services and care, to include home and/or school visits, physician/hospital visits, and therapy visits, for a specified client population.
• Documents all client encounters and contracts made on behalf of clients/families; writes social and/or nursing summaries.
• Evaluates and documents the progress of individual therapeutic programs, and makes modifications, as required.
• Facilitates client/family access to health care, school, and community resources; assists client/family to develop natural resources and make contact with social support networks; develops resources as appropriate to meet client/family needs in their community.
• Performs a range of associated administrative functions, as appropriate, such as monitoring budgets, preparing administrative and programmatic reports and correspondence, and submitting billing documentation, as required.
• Travels to outreach locations to meet with clients/families, coordinate services, and attend regular staff and management meetings.
• Works with clients and/or families to assess, develop, implement, monitor, and recommend modifications to comprehensive, cost-effective care plans, using a multidisciplinary process.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
TYPICAL MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Associate's degree in Nursing; at least 1 year of work experience that can be demonstrated to be applicable to the duties listed in the job description.
• State Licensed Registered Nurse or licensure pending as documented by temporary licensure OR current RN licensure from a state participating in the "multi-state privilege to practice" compact with New Mexico.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
• Ability to develop, implement, and modify multidisciplinary health care plans.
• Ability to develop, implement, evaluate and modify therapeutic programs and services.
• Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
• Ability to travel on a regular basis.
• Knowledge of billing procedures for clinical and social services.
• Knowledge of clinical and social services documentation procedures and standards.
• Knowledge of community health services and social services support agencies and networks.
• Knowledge of nursing and case management theory and practice.
• Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
• Organizing and coordinating skills.