Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) is one of New Jersey's largest community teaching hospitals, where physicians and employees work as a team dedicated to academic and clinical excellence and comprehensive, compassionate patient care. As part of RWJ Barnabas Health, Monmouth Medical Center is a leader in designing unparalleled new ways for delivering health care.
For over 130years, Monmouth Medical Center has been the leader in central New Jersey in providing the best in health care and the latest in medical technology to nearly 1 million residents that comprise its primary service area of Monmouth County, and portions of Ocean and Middlesex counties. Monmouth Medical Center is recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, which is widely acknowledged and underscores the highest commitment to patient safety and quality. MMC is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to receive an A Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, the nation's leading experts on patient safety, for six consecutive rating periods. We continue to lead the system in HCAHPS scores, and are looked to as a model for best practice in patient satisfaction.
Summary of Job Function: Coordinates quality healthcare services to meet a patient's specific healthcare needs as a result of gathering relevant and comprehensive information by interviewing the patient/family, the primary care physician and the interdisciplinary care team to promote positive clinical and financial outcomes. Performs the primary role functions of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy, which are achieved through collaboration with the patient and those involved in the patient's care. Assures that appropriate services are generated in a timely and cost-effective manner by assisting the patient, whenever possible, to appropriately self-direct care, self-advocate, and make informed healthcare decisions to the highest degree possible. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: positive relationship building, effective written/verbal communications; negotiation; knowledge of contractual or risk arrangements; and ability to effect change, perform ongoing evaluation and critical analysis, plan and organize effectively and promote client/family autonomy. Conducts admission and continued stay review on patients, in accordance with the PPO and/or HMO contracts, InterQual and other classifications as designated by the Utilization/Case Management Review Plan. Identifies trends and patterns of resource use and patient care, and makes recommendations in compliance with established policy and procedure. Ensures continuity of care for patients with post-hospital health care needs and maximizes the patient's and family's abilities to meet the continuing care needs within their social and financial framework. Understands and applies the principles of growth and development to assess a patient's age specific needs to ensure appropriate treatment and care. Is responsible for reporting identified safety issues such as hazardous environments (i.e. damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) and medical errors.
Job Qualifications: Current Registered Nurse with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school or university, or equivalent RN degree with commensurate clinical experience. Minimum of 2-3 years experience in a hospital setting with a minimum of one year experience in Case Management/Utilization Management or Home Care. Successful completion of all Orientation Programs.
We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including:
Vacation/Personal/Holiday/Sick Time Off
Short & Long Term Disability
Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance
Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts