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Case Manager - LVN

Company: West Covina Healthcare Center
Location: West Covina
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY
The purpose of your job position is to coordinate delivery of services to managed care and Medicare residents inaccordance with current federal, state and local standards and regulations that govern the facility and incollaboration with the Administrator, Director of Marketing, and other facility staff.
The Case Manager monitors and documents the cost effectiveness of treatment provided, coordinates the admission and discharge process, serves as the resident/family advocate, and acts as liaison to insurance and medical management professionals. They will treat each resident fairly, kindly, and show them dignity and respect. They will refer to each resident by their name. They will communicate clearly, empathetically, and effectively when speaking to residents, family members, visitors, all staff and governmental agencies. They will work cooperatively with all departments and multidisciplinary teams. They will demonstrate patience, initiative and willingness to assist residents that may be difficult. They will relate all pertinent information concerning a residents condition to a charge nurse when required. They will be committed to always doing the right thing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Managing all types of insurance cases from admission through discharge

Following up with residents post-discharge follow up

Communicating by phone or in writing the residents status and changes in care plan to payer

Documenting all payer interactions regarding resident progress and expected outcomes

Maximizing benefits by coordination of cost effective care

Meeting with facility interdisciplinary team to coordinate services and ensure total regimen of resident care is achieved

Frequently speaking with business office and collaborating with other departments to ensure accurate census and payment of residents

Daily review of medical records to confirm compliance with medical necessity

Planning and organizing time and duties to efficiently maintain caseload

Reporting any occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, or other hazardous materials to a supervisor immediately

Protecting each residents file and data with confidentially per HIPAA standards

Abiding with all facility policies and procedures including not disclosing user ID codes and passwords

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies these are the only duties you will be required to perform as directed by management. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.
REQUIREMENTS
Education / Licensure
Completion of nursing training from accredited school or college
Valid nurses license in good standing
Valid CPR and BLS card
Qualifications / Experience
Minimum of 1 year case management experience in skilled nursing facility preferred
Must have 5 or more years as a licensed nurse
Excellent verbal and written skills
Knowledge of Point Click Care helpful
Working Conditions
May encounter frequent interruptions
May be involved with residents, family and government agencies
May be requested to work beyond scheduled working hours at times
Is subject to callback during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, postdisaster, etc.)
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations
May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses
Physical Requirements
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day
Working throughout the nursing areas
Repetitive hand motion
Ability to read fine print on progress notes and/or medical labels
Per California state mandate, the Covid 19 vaccine is required for this position.

Keywords: West Covina Healthcare Center, West Covina , Case Manager - LVN, Executive , West Covina, California

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