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Care Transitions Manager, RN

Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga, TN
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Job Summary:
The Care Transitions Manager in this position is responsible for the daily management and supervision of the RN case managers and Social work staff as designated by the Director. The overarching goal is to reduce hospital readmissions by empowering patients to take actions aimed at reducing avoidable hospitalizations. Will assume responsibility for all RN case managers and social workers, including selection, direction, evaluation and corrective action. Adjustments to supervisory responsibilities may be made by the Director to meet organizational needs. The manager must have thorough knowledge of care transitions and case management as it relates to discharge planning and population health.

Education:
Required:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

Preferred:
Bachelors degree in nursing or Masters degree in nursing.

Experience:
Required:
5 or more years of clinical experience and evidence of leadership abilities as evidenced by participation in clinical ladder program, assistance nurse manager roles, or charge and preceptor roles as documented by annual evaluations.

Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required:
Current license to practice nursing in the state of Tennessee.

The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or renew a Tennessee license. However, the Tennessee nursing license will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months of hire for non-Tennessee residents.

Preferred:
Certification in area of specialty.

Department Position Summary:
The Care Transitions Manager demonstrates the leadership skills needed for success of the department - The talent for setting meaningful priorities, an aptitude for teambuilding and expertise in effective communication. The Care Transitions Manager is responsible for the daily activities of the case management team to include daily staffing assignments and issues associated with delays in throughput and discharges with an emphasis on preventing readmissions. Additionally, the Care Transitions Manager keeps abreast of changes made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ensures the development of strategies by the department educator to educate the case managers and social workers.

The Care Transitions Manager must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served by the program, and may be required to assist on the floor to expedite discharges. They also serve as a resource for staff, physicians, patients, and outside agencies for issues involving discharges, the Care Transitions Program, and avoiding readmissions.


Job Details

Date Posted October 27, 2018
Date Closes January 25, 2019
Requisition 23431
Located In Chattanooga, TN
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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