Skilled Inpatient Care Coordinator Poughkeepsie, NY - 2198424
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The Skilled Inpatient Care Coordinator (SICC) plays an integral role in optimizing patients’ recovery journeys. The SICC completes weekly functional assessments and engages the PAC inter-disciplinary care team providing them with the proprietary nH Outcome tool to align expectations for discharge planning. The position engages patients and families to share information and facilitate informed decisions. By serving as the link between patients and the appropriate health care personnel, the SICC is responsible for ensuring efficient, smooth, and prompt transitions of care.
Perform Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) assessments on patients using clinical skills and appropriate measurement tools, such as nH Predict, nH Outcome, InterQual and CMS criteria, upon admission to SNF and periodically through the patient stays
Review targets for Length of Stay (LOS), target outcomes, and discharge plans with providers and families
Complete all SNF concurrent reviews, updating authorizations on a timely basis
Collaborate effectively with the patients’ health care teams to establish an optimal discharge. The health care team includes physicians, referral coordinators, discharge planners, social workers, physical therapists, etc.
Assure patients’ progress toward discharge goals and assist in resolving barriers
Participate weekly in SNF Rounds providing accurate and up to date information to the naviHealth Sr. Manager or Medical Director
Assure appropriate referrals are made to the Health Plan, High-Risk Case Manager, and/or community-based services
Engage with patients, families, or caregivers either telephonically or on-site weekly and as needed
Attend patient/family care conferences
Assess and monitor patients’ continued appropriateness for SNF setting (as indicated) according to InterQual criteria or the nH Outcome
When naviHealth is delegated for utilization management, review referral requests that cannot be approved for continued stay and are forward to licensed physicians for review and issuance of the NOMNC when appropriate
Coordinate peer to peer reviews with naviHealth Medical Directors
Support new delegated contract start-up to ensure experienced staff work with new contract
Manage assigned caseload in an efficiently and effectively utilizing time management skills
Enter timely and accurate documentation into the CM Tool application
Daily review of census and identification of barriers to managing independent workload and ability to assist others
Review monthly dashboards, readmission reports, quarterly, and other reports with the assigned Clinical Team Manager, as needed, to assist with the identification of opportunities for improvement
Adhere to organizational and departmental policies and procedures
Maintain confidentiality of all PHI information in compliance with HIPPA, federal and state regulations, and laws
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requeste
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
- Active, unrestricted registered clinical license – Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Therapist
- 3+ years of clinical experience
- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook
- Ability to travel to various skilled nursing facilities
- 2+ years of case management experience
- Patient education background, rehabilitation, and/or home health nursing experience
- Experience working with geriatric population
- Exceptional verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills
- Solid problem solving, conflict resolution, and negotiating skills
- Independent problem identification/resolution and decision-making skills
- Ability to be detail-oriented
- Able to prioritize, plan, and handle multiple tasks/demands simultaneously
- Ability to be a team player
New York Residents Only: The hourly range for New York City residents is $32.60 to $63.99 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.