Shift: Two shifts available: Monday through Friday, 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM with some weekends. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. One additional 4 hour shift during the week.
Work Location: University Hospital
Department: Care Coordination
Service Line: Emergency Department
Salary Range: $50,128 - $75,400
To insure appropriate utilization of health care services and resources and facilitate the continuum of care including discharge to appropriate setting. Daily interaction with the inpatient unit physicians and practitioners to assist in obtaining documentation clarification on a pre-billing basis.
Facilitate coordination of individualized plan of care protocols, pathways and guidelines in collaboration with the attending physician, Social Services; nursing staff, rehab services clinical dietitians, etc.
Assist with patient progression along continuum of care using a case management approach.
Complete comprehensive case management assessment of patient/caregiver.
Assist in development of plan of care for the delivery of appropriate services for patients/caregivers in conjunction with patient, family, patient's physician and other providers.
Arrange/authorize the delivery of appropriate services as agreed to by patient/caregiver.
Monitor the delivery of services for timeliness and appropriateness, adherence to plan, quality, and cost.
Collaborate with other providers (physicians, home care agencies, etc.) to discuss patient/caregiver needs services.
Provide individual patients/caregivers information, instruction, and support. Work with other departments to coordinate services.
Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team serving as a resource to insure appropriate utilization of resources.
Interacts with physicians and specialty practitioners (APRNs, PAs, etc.) to ensure accurate and high quality documentation practices.
Interacts with physicians and other patient care providers regarding documentation policies, procedures, and regulations; obtains clarification of conflicting, ambiguous, or non-specific documentation.
Provides ongoing education to physicians/specialty practitioners regarding physician documentation requirements.
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Interacts with the unit staff and physicians in a pleasant manner to provide continuing feedback on intradepartmental practices and procedures.
Uses the coding staff and Clinical Documentation Specialist staff as a resource when needed.
Maintains knowledge and expertise in electronic software tools Cerner, AllScripts/ECIN, etc.
Maintain current knowledge of Medicaid/Medicare regulations.
Participate in appropriate hospital committee activity.
A professional clinical degree or licensure with the State of Missouri as an RN is required.
Three years acute care clinical experience, which provides knowledge, and understanding of medical terminology, patient diagnoses, treatment protocols and disease process is necessary.
Experience in case management preferred.
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application.
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About University of Missouri Health Care:
As part of the state’s premier academic medical center, University of Missouri Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each of Missouri’s 114 counties are served by approximately 6,000 physicians, nurse...s and health care professionals at MU Health Care.
University Hospital and Clinics, a 361-bed acute care hospital, is home to the region’s only Level I trauma center, the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center. Patients make nearly 40,000 visits to University Hospital’s Emergency Department each year. The Missouri Psychiatric Center, located inside University Hospital, offers short-term, intensive inpatient treatment services for adults, adolescents and children.
MU Health Care’s 126-bed Women’s and Children’s Hospital provides the region’s most comprehensive health care services and technology to meet the special needs of women and children. More than 1,800 babies are delivered annually at the Family Birth Center. Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care in more than 30 pediatric specialties.Located in central Missouri, Columbia is home to the University of Missouri, and consistently ranked nationally as one of the most desirable places to live. This unique city combines the quality and culture of larger metropolitan areas, with lower housing costs, excellent schools and beautiful neighborhoods. A highly competitive salary, outstanding benefits package, which includes generous retirement and vacation plans, and tuition assistance for employees and family members accompany this position.