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PRN Clin Resource Coordinator/Nurse Case Manager at Hup Cedar

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Job ID: 170004
Category: Nursing
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

HUP Cedar serves the West and South west Philadelphia communities.

Our 54th and Cedar Avenue location serves as an extension to our main campus at 34th and Spruce.

At this location we provide emergency services , inpatient medical and behavioral health services to the surrounding communities.

Our staff are dedicated to providing innovative, personal care that is tailored to the individual needs or each patient.

This Case Management position will be providing discharge planning services for those patients on the medical units only.

Monitors appropriate use of internal resources, communication with interdisciplinary care team and Physician Advisor, with timely coordination of home care, DME, placements, hospice, community resources, transportation. In this role you will:


Utilization management activities: monitor appropriate use of internal resources, communication with interdisciplinary care team and Physician Advisor


Discharge planning activities: timely coordination of home care, DME, placements, hospice, community resources, transportation


Quality data collection and risk management referral


Works with patient and family to assure provision of choice in post hospital setting


Educates patient / customers regarding scope and limitations of health care / insurance benefits


Respects each patient’s / customer’s personal dignity, right to privacy and confidentiality


Communicates expected discharge time frame


Keeps current with new providers, new technologies and treatment modalities, and new resources using internet and other sources


Recognizes and provides care based on the unique chronological issues and needs of the older adult.


Interacts with the patient and family in a developmentally appropriate manner.


Discharge Planning:

• Completes timely and detailed assessment of patient and family social, emotional and/or discharge needs and health care benefits

• Develops and facilitates specific plan to address problems and/or concerns identified by patients, families and health care team

• Identifies and consistently documents delays; elevates issues appropriately

• Effectively communicates discharge plan with patients, families and health care team

• Documents ongoing assessments and plan of care in patient record (Canopy)

• Successfully assists patient in moving to the next level of care with transfers to home, agencies, and facilities and with referral to appropriate community resources

• Participates and drives accountability in daily interdisciplinary meetings


Utilization Management:

• Adheres to guidelines to satisfy 3rd party payer requirements

• Educates team in appropriate documentation to reflect Intensity of service (IS) / Severity of Illness (SI) and plan of care

• Proactively addresses level of care issues to ensure appropriate care settings and timely patient flow; elevates issues appropriately

• Enters all review activity in Canopy concurrently

• Accounts for all patient days accurately in Canopy

• Enters review indicating “pending” status of case if outcome not determined and accounts for all cases assigned on a daily basis

• Collects and submits data as indicated

• Completes readmission screen as indicated


Quality Improvement and Risk Management:

• Collects and submits data as indicated

• Communicates with service line / clinical effectiveness team members

• Identifies and appropriately communicates risk management issues

• Works with department leadership to develop and implement solutions to issues identified by the Case Management and Social Work Department


New Technology / Computer Systems:

• Keeps current with new systems (MedView, On Base, SafetyNet, Sunrise, etc.)

• Incorporates technology into daily assignment (Outlook, Canopy, CERME, ECIN, shared drive, Internet)

Quality data collection and risk management referral.


Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, polices, and procedures


Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

BSN required

2 plus years of Nursing experience

PA licensure

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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