The Nurse Case Manager is responsible for complete case management of all patient needs. Interviews patients and families to assess needs and risk categories to develop and implement appropriate plans of care, assures quality clinical care, and implements, monitors, and evaluates the plan of care and its effectiveness on a regular basis.
- Participates in the initial nursing assessments, infectious disease screenings and laboratory results, and developments of the service plan accordingly.
- Implements services to patients in accordance with their individualized treatment plan.
- Collaborates with the patient and patient’s family to implement an effective service plan, explaining the available clinical options to the team, including the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
- Communicates and documents patient’s progress toward their recovery.
- Maintains the patient’s comprehensive clinical record, including documentation of activities performed as part of the service delivery process
- Works collaboratively with the clinical and medical team to engage, educate, communicate, and coordinate care with patients, their family, behavioral and general medical and dental health care providers, community resources and others to ensure that all services prescribed in the individualized treatment plan are implemented.
- Aids in maintaining, monitoring and modifying covered health services and referring when uninsured to gain coverage.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing or RN from qualified nursing school, OR
- Bachelor’s Degree in a social work field or equivalent combination of education, training, AND RN from qualified nursing school.
- Minimum of one (1) year in Behavioral Health or Psychiatric.
- Knowledge of health care, addiction, co-occurring disorders, DSM Criteria, and terminology.