Additional Job Information
Title: Case Manager RN
City, State: Kyle, TX
Location: Seton Medical Center Hays
Department: Case Management 001
Additional Job Details: FT Days
Seton Healthcare Family offers rewarding and diverse career opportunities, superior benefits and excellent options for personal growth. Seton is always looking for dedicated and skilled individuals willing to share their hearts with those we serve.
The Seton Healthcare Family, a member of Ascension Health, is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas, serving an 11-county population of 1.8 million. The network includes five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, a mental health hospital, several strategically located health facilities that provide medical care for well patients and three primary care clinics for the uninsured. Four out of every ten overnight patients in the region receive their care at a Seton facility.
With more than 13,000 associates, Seton is the largest private employer in Central Texas and the only not-for-profit organization among the top 25 employers in the Austin area. In addition, Seton is home to four Magnet nursing facilities-University Medical Center Brackenridge, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Medical Center and Seton Northwest Hospital.
Austin is in the heart of the beautiful Texas hill country-only a few hours from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Enjoy a mild climate, affordable housing and no state income tax! Plus you'll have the chance to be part of a friendly city that offers something for everyone: lively nightlife, recreational activities, colleges & universities, lakes and family-oriented fun. Rich in history, cultural diversity, natural beauty and a vibrant blend of professions, Austin is a cosmopolitan city with a down-home feel. Whatever you like, Central Texas has something to offer.
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CAREERS at Seton… Not just a living… It’s a way of life!
The Case Manager RN coordinates the overall interdisciplinary plan of care for patient, from admission to discharge.
- Creates plan for care across the continuum, integrating patient/family preferences and values.
- Monitors patient care through assessments, evaluations and/or patient records.
- Advocates for resources and removal of barriers.
- Maintains ongoing dialog with supervisor and other health providers to ensure effective implementation of health plan.
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 performance improvement program by gathering sentinel events and target diagnosis data. Makes suggestions for improvement of current processes and practice trends based on research. 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.
Collaborates with social worker to educate patients, families on discharge planning processes.
Facilitates appropriate lengths of stay and reimbursement for all hospital admissions.
Facilitates patient movement to the appropriate (acuity) level of care including observation status through collaboration with patient/family, multidisciplinary team and third party payors.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor's Level Degree, Two (2) years of nursing experience in an acute care or surgical setting is required.
- Experience in utilization review, knowledge of managed care rules and regulations, government policy rules and regulations, and computer skills are preferred.
- Bachelor's or Master's in Nursing is preferred.
Licenses & Certifications:
Registered Nurse (RN) licensed to practice in Texas is required or must be obtained prior to hire or job transfer date.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family’s goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.
It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.