Registered Nurse Case Manager
Works with physicians and multidisciplinary team members to develop plan of care for each assigned patient from admission through discharge. Ensures patient is progressing toward desired outcomes by continuously monitoring patient care through assessment and/or evaluation. Assesses and responds to patient/family needs by coordinating efforts of other team members. Identifies and resolves barriers that hinder effective patient care. Improves quality and completeness of documentation.
Tucson Medical Center (TMC) is Tucson’s only non-profit community owned hospital. Employees choose to work at TMC because of our of integrity, community, dedication, and compassion which we show through the exceptional care we provide to our patients and our community. Our passion for caring for the Tucson community has expanded over the last to include community partnerships, new medical specialties, and medical clinics to further provide the care our community deserves.
Why Join Tucson Medical Center?
We don’t only care for our patients, we care for our TMC family too. As a member of our family you can expect to enjoy a wide variety of benefits. In addition to all the benefits you would expect from a leading medical facility (medical, dental, vision, 401K with match) we also provide:
- Family Style Atmosphere with a Supportive Team
- Competitive Pay
- Career Growth Opportunities
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Health and Wellness Coaching
- Extensive Onsite Gym for $12.00 a Month
NICU Discharge Planner:
Coordinates enrollment of high risk infants into Newborn Intensive Care Program according to the Arizona Department Health Services criteria; accepts referrals and identifies patients who meet criteria for case management. Coordinates Universal Hearing Screening Program for NICU patients. Assigns initial length of stay, following established formulas.
Readmission Reduction Case Manager:
Identifies populations and patients at risk for re-admissions, establishes goals with patients and families, provides one-on-one education and counseling, coordinates specific focused discharge interventions and services, makes follow-up contact to identify and remove barriers to clinical stabilization and continuity of care. Partners with community providers to ensure continuity of care plan. Coordinates hospital-wide efforts to decrease unnecessary delays in care, and reduce preventable admissions and readmissions of specific populations of adult and geriatric patients with chronic conditions, using patient, staff, and physician education and best practice guidelines.
Medical Neighborhood / TC3:
Works with clients and multidisciplinary team to identify discrepancies and barriers to health, wellness and independence towards health equity. Assesses and utilizes credible tool to evaluate social determinates of health and develop individualized plan of care for client/family to overcome identified barriers. Prepares needs assessment and engages team to collaborate services and community resources. Measures identified barriers, records data and coordinates all efforts to improve health and wellbeing. Improves understanding of access points for medical care resulting in decreased use of emergency resources, decreased hospital admission, re-admission and unnecessary expenditures. Provides education regarding health promotion and disease prevention or exacerbation. Acts as navigator and entry point for marginalized community members to essential life enhancing resources. Case Management Certification preferred.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in nursing.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of nursing or case management experience.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in state of Arizona and basic life support (BLS) required. Some departments may also require current CPR instructor certification, Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) certification.