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Nurse Reviewer II-Case Management (Home Based with Client Visits)

Employer
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location
333 South St

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Overview

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, or designee, the Nurse Reviewer II is responsible for providing administrative case management as part of the Community Case Management Program. This position is responsible for the authorization, coordination and facilitation of community long term care services for program Members. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Nurse Reviewer II is responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, reviewing and evaluating the care needs of Members requiring community based services. This position fosters and promotes continuity of care and cooperative partnerships by liaising with nursing providers, state agency staff, acute care hospitals and other programs/organizations involved in the provision of services.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as the clinical manager for an assigned caseload of Members.
  • Contribute as an active member of a multi/inter-disciplinary team to assess, plan, organize, review and evaluate the care needs of Members requiring health care services, to include outpatient and home based therapy services.
  • Conduct on-site reviews and assessments of Member’s community long term care needs to determine medical necessity and clinical eligibility for Community Case Management and Continuous Skilled Nursing Services Determine and authorize services for Members in accordance with program guidelines and regulations.
  • Prepare and implement Member service records.
  • Coordinate, facilitate and monitor the delivery of services to members.
  • Review and document all relevant information into data system applications in accordance with program guidelines and regulations.
  • Conduct routine and ad-hoc evaluations and re-evaluations of Members’ services.
  • Contact and engage providers, state agency offices, and Members to obtain information and records needed to conduct a comprehensive clinical review of the case and final determination. 
  • Evaluate and document the appropriateness of Members’ services and make modifications, as required.
  • Maintain individual records documenting all Member encounters and contacts; write clinical summaries.
  • Foster and promote continuity of care and cooperative partnerships by liaising with health care providers, acute care hospitals and other programs/organizations involved in the provision of services.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with Members, relevant informal supports, provider organizations, and state agencies.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all business documents and correspondence per UMMS/CWM procedures and HIPAA regulations.
  • Participate in performance improvement initiatives and demonstrates the use of quality improvement in daily operations.
  • Comply with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • RN licensed to practice in Massachusetts
  • 5-7 years of work experience with at least 3 recent years providing direct service or case management to pediatric patients or young adults with special needs
  • Ability to travel statewide to Member homes and service providers places of business
  • Experience with Office Application and database

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with home care
  • Knowledge of applicable state regulations
Additional Information

 Home care experience preferred. Work from home based with visits to client homes/sites. Statewide travel for visits approximately 1-2 times per week

 

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A History of Making Vital Improvements - UMASS Medical School Milestones

1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
1979: PhD program begins
1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
2001: Lazare Research Building opens
2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference.
2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine.  
2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility slated for completion in 2012.
2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
2012: The Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility, completed and opens

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