Care Coordinator

  • UOFMARYLANDMEDSYS
  • Easton, Maryland

Care Coordinator
Full-Time
(Easton / Queenstown / Cambridge / Chestertown), MD

We are looking for talented professionals to join our extraordinary team at University of Maryland - Shore Regional Health.

At Shore Regional Health, you can learn, grow and make a lasting impact on patients and families. Youll experience the support of a collaborative work environment and a sense of collegiality unlike any other. Our comprehensive system has many locations and practice options to choose from throughout the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland.

As a team member with Shore Regional Health, youll experience:

  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage.
  • Work Life Balance: Youll accrue generous paid time off; we offer dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability and an employee assistance program.

Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement

JOB SUMMARY:

The Care Coordinator is responsible for the achievement of optimal health for the patient, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources. The patients plan of care will be balanced with their right to self-determination and patient/caregiver choice. The Care Coordinator, with respect to payer requirements, will ensure timely notification and communication of pertinent clinical data to support admission, clinical condition, continued stay and authorization of post-acute services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

  1. The Care Coordinator will assess patients for clinical, psychosocial, financial and operational factors that may affect the progression of care. Using these criteria stratify patients at risk for over utilization of services and/or in need of care coordination services.
  2. He/She will collaborate with clinical team to reduce inpatient length of stay and reduce readmissions across the organization
  3. Performs and documents appropriate admission and continued stay reviews using current InterQual/Milliman Care Guidelines criteria on assigned patients.
  4. Based on the health care team's assessment, patient choice and available resources, the care coordinator is develops a effective transition plan.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:

Graduate of an approved registered nursing program with current RN license in the State of Maryland.
Three years of experience in an acute care hospital.
Experience in case management and/or utilization management preferred.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.

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