Connecticut Children's Center for Care Coordination (The Center) is dedicated to the integration of care coordination through the delivery of innovative programs, providing technical assistance, disseminating best practices, and building inclusive partnerships to strengthen families and build stronger communities. The Center utilizes a universal, evidence based, research informed, and policy driven approach to enhanced care coordination that not only meets the interrelated medical, developmental, behavioral, and social needs of children, but enhances the care giving capacity of families.
Clinical Case Manager: The Case Manager is committed to providing high quality patient/family care through the early identification/assessment/acquisition of services and resources required for safe and sustainable discharge plans. The Case Manager is a critical partner in the health care team and contributes to the patient family experience by meeting the medical discharge needs of the family.
Responsible for discharge planning activities; with a focus on increasing patient outcomes, reducing readmission risks, monitoring avoidable days and gmLOS
Performs initial needs assessment, individualized plan of care and determines case management level of care. After consultation, case manager performs ongoing evaluation and documents patient progress and discharge needs
Promotes continuity of care and cost effectiveness through the integration of functions of case management and discharge planning
Collaborates/serves as the link with/between inpatient, outpatient, and community team members (Social Work and Care Coordination) to provide seamless transitions throughout the care continuum
Attends daily medical rounds as needed.
Case manager assists with appropriate transfer/placement for higher/lower levels of care (medical/psychiatry)
Performs readmission assessments, provides letters of medical necessity, obtains prior authorizations as indicated
Screens patient populations for population health care needs, assist patients and families in navigating the health care system, coordinating referral services including skilled and shift nursing, durable medical equipment, infusion and enteral supplies.
Empower families to direct the care of their children within the care delivery system) by formulating a care plan that promotes self-advocacy, increases awareness of appropriate resources and how to access them, and promote/identifies culturally relevant services
Identify gaps in care/resources and address issues that negatively impact access to care, services, and resources
Function as a change agent, advocate, and resource person for family and healthcare team to identify and resolve performance improvement issues within the system
Involvement in Magnet activities
Engagement in Center for Care Coordination activities that will create opportunities for broad impact on child/family health and well-being (i.e. research, innovation, forums, presentations)
Commitment to ONE TEAM Culture
BSN Required. Pediatric experience preferred.
At least 3 yrs. experience in a healthcare setting required.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled