REGISTERED NURSE CASE MGR - Primary Care

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
2021-5382
Category
NURSING
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE)

About Us:

 

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

 

Job Overview:

This position functions within Sitka Primary Care to assist patients and medical staff within the ambulatory care setting by providing case management services to an identified patient panel

 

This position works within a clinical team which consists of Medical Providers, RN’s, LPN’s, Medical Assistants and other clinic staff.  The RN Case Manager is assigned to a medical provider and assumes nursing case management activities for that providers’ panel of patients.  The RN Case Manager assists patients with their short and long term medical needs by collaboratively setting medical goals.   As necessary the RN Case Manager may work in other nursing roles so departmental activities are covered on a daily basis. 

 

Hours are generally Mon-Fri 8-5.  This role functions a a Care Coordinator.  Excellent hours, no call, and flexibility.  

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the medical provider and patient to establish individualized medical and nursing goals. As a point of contact for patients, the Case Manager is expected to use problem-solving and critical thinking skills in meeting the needs of the patient and the provider. It is also expected patient needs are addressed in a prompt and efficient manner (ie: phone calls returned within 24 hours, cross coverage between case managers is developed and followed). Organizes and attends patient care conferences.
  • Performs staff nursing duties in the various nursing roles in the clinic. Duties include assessment, documentation, education and administration of appropriate medications and/or therapies in a responsible, respectful, caring manner to promote the most effective patient relationships.
  • Works closely with Referral Care Coordinators to facilitate patient referrals within SEARHC, IHS, or to outside agencies as requested by the Provider. Serves as the primary clinical contact regarding patient care. Proactively identifies delays and obstacles to care and works to remedy individual cases and improve the process.
  • Maintains annual competencies including safety and infection control requirements. Performs duties as assigned in a responsible, respectful and caring manner to promote effective nursing staff relationships.  Maintains a clean and safe working environment including adequate supplies and upkeep of unit and equipment, reporting any defective or missing equipment and safety hazards.  Adheres to infection control policy and procedures. 

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (Bachelor’s degree preferred).

Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years general nursing experience with a minimum of 1 year in the ambulatory care setting

                OR

  • 2 years general nursing experience with a minimum of 1 year of employment as a clinical nurse at a SEARHC outpatient clinic.

Licensure & Certification:

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse; must obtain State of Alaska License within 60 days of employment.
  • Basic Life Support certification preferred.
  • National Case Managerment certification in Primary Care, Ambulatory Care or other pertinent certification, preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • SEARHC services and those of other tribal health organizations in Alaska
  • The nursing process and the ability to apply this knowledge in the working environment.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Safety and infection control principles.

Skills in:

  • Assessment, anticipation of needs, and data collection.
  • The use of equipment such as computers and medical equipment.
  • Oral and written communications.

Ability to:

  • Multi-task and work independently in fast paced environment.
  • Maintain compliance with annual competencies.
  • Problem-solve and use conflict resolution skills to develop and maintain good working relations with other staff and departments.
  • Anticipate needs of others and to seek help when appropriate.
  • Ability to work within a very fast paced clinical setting.
  • Move at a quick pace, stand for long periods of time, bend, stoop, climb and move to the floor.
  • Follow simple and complex directions and perform multiple tasks at once.
  • Perform job using theory based nursing practice model, evidence based practices and shared governance in a multi-disciplinary setting

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