NJ Employer RN, Case Manager in Belleville, New Jersey

RN, CASE MANAGER Job Number: 540Category: Nurse Case ManagerLocation: Belleville, NJ Located in Belleville, NJ, hugging the borders of suburbia and city, Clara Maass is a community hospital that offers patients expert care in a technology-rich environment, close to home. Nicknamed Hospital In The Park because of its close proximity to lovely Branch Brook Park, site of the famous cherry blossom festivals, Clara Maass Medical Center is a 465-bed facility serving primarily residents of Essex, Hudson, and Bergen Counties. Founded in 1868 as the Newark German Hospital, Clara Maass is staffed by more than 550 physicians and 1,600 employees delivering care to more than 13,000 residents each year.Coordinates the care and services of Clara Maass Medical Center patient population across the continuum of illness. Assumes responsibility for utilization management and monitoring process. Conducts admission and continued stay review on groups of patients, in accordance with the PRO, special negotiated PPO and/or HMO contracts, and on other classifications of patients as designated by the Utilization/Case Management Review Plan. Coordinates patient care, in conjunction with the medical, nursing and other ancillary staff members. 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 those 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. Uses an understanding of principles of growth and development to assess each patient s age specific needs and provide age specific treatment and care.Registered Nurse with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school or university preferred, or equivalent RN degree with commensurate clinical experience. Minimum of 2-3 years experience in a hospital setting. Minimum of one year experience in Case Management/Utilization Management or Home Care..