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Cedars-Sinai RN Care Coordinator - Inpatient Specialty Program in Beverly Hills, California

Job Description

The RN Care Coordinator is responsible for the case management of patient while hospitalized and upon discharge from various care settings. In collaboration with the Inpatient Specialty Program (ISP) hospitalists, the RN Care Coordinator will assist patients from the time they are admitted until they are discharged from the hospital by assessing their needs, coordinating care, communicating with health plans, including concurrent review to determine the appropriateness of services rendered and to ensure that quality care is delivered in a cost-effective manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets with patients within 24 hours of admission and conducts an initial assessment.

  • Consults with assigned hospitalist each day during morning rounds regarding disposition planning and appropriateness for each day of patient’s stay.

  • Reviews with hospitalist the patient’s admission and continued stay for medical necessity, appropriateness of care and level of care. Use Milliman and Interqual guidelines as needed.

  • Plans for discharges and care assessments.

  • Submits required clinical information to the health plan using the accepted format and coordinate health plan communication with assigned hospitalist as appropriate.

  • Coordinates with Nurse Practitioners and ISP Hospitalists assigned to the SNF’s for continued review and follow up.

  • Communicates transition of care to the member or responsible party including: i) Transition process and what to expect ii) Changes in health status and the care plan iii) Staff who will be handling issues, questions, concerns, i.e. Care Coordinator.

  • Authorizes all appropriate services based upon covered benefits and necessity of care provided in the: a) Member’s home or residence b) Acute Care c) Skilled Nursing Facility d) Rehabilitation Facility e) Home Health Care f) Custodial Care facility or Board and Care Facility.

  • Coordinates discharge planning and alternative treatment plans with PCP/hospitalist/specialist as appropriate.

  • Secures outpatient follow-up appointments and scheduling tests or outpatient procedures with appropriate health care providers.

  • Refers to Ambulatory Case Mangers for those patients identified that need oversight of outpatient care and compliance to avoid unnecessary readmissions.

  • Coordinates referrals and secures appointments with various Cedars-Sinai Medical Network disease management programs.

Qualifications

Education:

Associate's degree/college diploma in Nursing required. Bachelor's degree (graduation from an accredited school of nursing) preferred.

License/Certification:

Current California RN state license required. Certified Case Management RN preferred.

Work Experience:

Three (3) years of acute nursing (RN and/or LVN) experience required. One (1) year of previous experience in case management in the acute inpatient or outpatient settings required.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

With a growing number of primary urgent and specialty care locations across Southern California, Cedars-Sinai’s medical network serves people near where they live. Delivering coordinated, compassionate healthcare you can join our network of clinicians and physicians to improve the healthcare people throughout Los Angeles and beyond.

Req ID : 2479

Working Title : RN Care Coordinator - Inpatient Specialty Program

Department : MNS ISP

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Patient Services

Job Specialty : Case Management

Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $48.21 - $77.14

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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