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Kaiser Permanente CD Patient Care-Continuing Care in Wailuku, Hawaii

Coordinates with physicians, staff, and non-Kaiser providers and facilities regarding patient care. In conjunction with physicians, develops plans of care and discharge plans, monitors all clinical activities, makes recommendations for alternative levels of care, identifies cost-effective protocols, and develops guidelines for care.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs daily pre-admission, admission, and concurrent utilization reviews to determine appropriate levels of care and readiness for discharge. Escalates utilization and system problems which have not been resolved immediately. Performs rounds and reviews patient admissions under Kaiser Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) benefit. Utilizes knowledge and experience of Medicare regulations and Health Plan benefits to determine medical necessity. Monitors the progression of the plan of care and facilitates discussions with the multidisciplinary teams. Educates other healthcare team members on utilization and cost containment initiatives. Collaborates with and provides information to patients, families, physicians, and staff regarding the provisions of care. Issues denial/notices of non-coverage letters after conferring with physicians.

  • Ensures continuity of care for outside services for the patient. Monitors level of care. Develops, evaluates, and coordinates a comprehensive discharge plan in conjunction with the patient/family, physician, nursing, social services, and other healthcare providers and agencies.

  • Monitors care processes and participates in the development and implementation of guidelines, pre-printed physician orders, care paths, etc. for patient care. Identifies and assists in the implementation of opportunities for cost-savings and improvements in the quality of care across the continuum. Establishes and maintains effective relationships between Kaiser Permanente and the community facilities. Identifies quality improvement and relationship building opportunities. Monitors high-cost cases and reports findings to Hospital Administration, Director of Continuing Care and/or Community Medical Services. Keeps abreast of current changes in health care benefits, laws or regulatory requirements which influence health plan benefit issues.

  • May perform patient care to the extent necessary to maintain clinical expertise, competency, and licensing necessary to fulfill job responsibilities and to direct the provision of care on the unit.

  • Provides direct patient care on an as needed basis. Provides services that are within scope of license and in compliance with all legal, regulatory, and policy requirements relevant to clinical role performed.

  • Incorporates the KP Nursing Vision, Model and Values throughout their Nursing Practice.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Four (4) years of acute or sub-acute inpatient care experience.

  • One (1) year of Care Management experience OR successful completion of the MHS Case Management Internship within 6 months of hire.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing OR four (4) years of directly related experience.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid Hawaii RN license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure) upon date of hire.

  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet and database PC applications.

  • Analytical and interpretive ability of data in daily operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in Care Management.

  • Master's degree in health care administration, nursing, or related field.

  • Professional certification in Case Management.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: CD Patient Care-Continuing Care

LOCATION: Wailuku, Hawaii

REQNUMBER: 871616

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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