Nurse Case Manager-Community Care Plan - Mental Health

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Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a fully accredited, 900+ bed regional referral facility encompassing a Level-1 Trauma Center and extensive inpatient and outpatient services including intensive and intermediate care, pediatrics, bariatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, pain management and psychiatry.

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for developing, facilitating services, and partnering with community resources to address the needs of an assigned population.
  • Develops and facilitates services that provide education, screening, and advanced assessments for assigned population throughout the continuum of care.
  • Consults with other community agencies and committees to identify potential resources for resolving client's health, psychosocial, or financial problems.
  • Functions as a liaison to external agencies and shares information to others, which may impact care and/or services of clients.
  • Uses nursing judgment to provide case management services to assigned population. Accurately identifies and prioritizes 'at risk' patient population.
  • Collaborates with patient, caregivers, physicians, and other providers to develop a comprehensive plan of care. Assures implementation of care plans throughout the continuum of care to include a variety of settings (i.e. home, school, work site, clinic).
  • Effectively communicates care plans and other client-related activities both verbally and in writing to appropriate personnel and agencies.
  • Communicates with physicians and other health care team members regarding necessary changes to care plan that promote optimal medical, academic, and behavior performance.
  • Coordinates and develops educational opportunities/programs related to assigned population for a variety of stakeholders (i.e. the healthcare system, school system, community, employers, health departments patients and their families.
  • Develops and conducts educational opportunities that promote 'best practice' in the management of various populations.
  • Serves as clinical preceptor/evaluator for various disciplines. Coordinates primary and secondary prevention opportunities that promote early identification and intervention for various populations.
  • Provides leadership in population based health improvement. Develops and implements programs or projects which facilitate the attainment of corporate goals.
  • Responsible for the development of strategic long range plans in the area of specialization.
  • Participates in the replication of program services throughout the region and state by providing opportunities to increase the knowledge of population-based health initiatives. Uses principles of disease management to facilitate improvement in patient outcomes.
  • Promotes and participates in quality improvement (QI) activities and clinical research. 

Minimum Requirements

  • BS in Nursing is Required. Master's Degree Preferred.
  • Licensed as a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina or holding a Class P temporary license as a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina.   For School Health Services, certification from the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) required within three years from the date of employment.
  • More than 3 years but less than 4 years previous or related work experience is necessary. At least two years experience in direct client care to acute and chronically ill clients in outpatient and inpatient settings. Knowledge of managed care and population-based disease management concepts and strategies.
  • The following is a substitution for the BSN degree requirement. Associate Degree prepared nurses who are willing to contract to enroll in school within two years of employment and complete BSN requirements within 5 years of employment meet the education reqirements for this position.  
  • Experience in behavioral health and with chronic pain programs preferred.

 Other Information

  • 1 full time vacancy, days.
  • Coverage areas are Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties. 

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

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