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RN Care Manager / Healthcare Advocate (1)


Job Title

RN Care Manager / Healthcare Advocate

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include traveling to/from clients' homes and performing thorough health assessments, intervening as needed by applying strong critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and case management strategies to keep each client safe in his/her environment. The RN Care Manager / Healthcare Advocate ("RN Care Manager") may be expected to perform following tasks with any given client:

Completion of initial in-home assessment (financial, legal, medical, home safety, caregiver support, cognitive, psychosocial, depression screening) in order to determine appropriate services and/or a Life Care Plan

Creation of Life Care Plan (complete written instructions individualized to client -- includes medical, legal, financial, home safety, resources in community, placement facilities, referrals for in-home support)

Crisis management (assistance for out-of-town families; advocacy in emergency situations; guardianship assistance; clinical recommendations/oversight; crisis intervention)

Advocacy (healthcare advocacy at hospitals, MD appointments, rehab facilities, assisted living facilities)

Nursing care (wound care; gastrostomy tube feeding; head-to-toe assessment; coordination w/ MDs; home visits)

Discharge planning (coordination with physicians, insurers, family, and specialists; Care Plan implementation; education for client/family/caregivers; coordination of home care and other in-home services)

Monthly Monitoring (1-hour visit each week to assist with vitals; trips to MD appointments; mediation with family; education of/communication with caregiver agency staff to ensure Care Plan compliance)

Medication management/evaluation (evaluation of medications; coordination with MDs for medication adjustments; assistance with Medicare Part D; medication set-up and general management; evaluation of cost-effective strategies for meds)

Financial assistance (evaluation for entitled community resources; applications for disability; assistance with and appeals of Explanation of Benefits; assistance with paying bills; public aid application assistance/filing)

Coordination of home care services (home care setup and ongoing home care management, coordination, and education)

Senior housing placement/relocation (assistance with assessing senior housing placement options; recommendations for services to downsize items and enlist movers; tours of residential facilities)

Durable medical equipment (home safety evaluation and arrangement of DME)

Counseling (individual and family counseling and mediation; crisis intervention and support)

Advance directives

Referrals (all services -- skilled home care, non-skilled home care, durable medical equipment, counseling, MDs, rehabs, dietitians, housing, legal and financial services)

REQUIREMENTS

RN with a Bachelor's degree (at minimum) and case management experience

FT/PT/Other

Full-time employment preferred; possibility of PRN or part-time employment

Compensation / Benefits

Care Navigators offers a competitive salary, a professional working environment, a flexible schedule, opportunities for personal and professional growth, benefits (health insurance, IRA, etc.), and -- for the full-time RN Care Manager position -- a sign-on bonus.

Apply

Interested, qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to employment@care-navigators.com.