The case management approach to trauma care is the responsibility of the Trauma Case Manager and is a clinical system focusing on the coordination of patient/family care across the trauma continuum of care. The continuum encompasses admission through reintegration into the community and expands to the state and national spectrum of trauma.
Responsibilities include ensuring optimal quality, clinical and financial outcomes, networking, ensuring availability and coordinating needed patient/family services, identifying and advocating for individual needs of patients, identifying and resolving patterns of variance having a negative quality, clinical and financial impact and creating action plans and systems to optimize clinical and system outcomes. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.
The Trauma Case Management approach to trauma care is a component of patient management guidelines through the operationalization of guidelines as tools for the trauma case managers, focusing on the care of the patient population not fitting the established guideline, spanning the entire continuum of care versus a management guideline episode of care and providing unit/department and discipline coordination of care.
Goals of the Trauma Case Manager are to provide a coordinated care experience for patients/families throughout the continuum of care, to ensure that optimal physical, psychological and functional outcomes are met, to manage length of stay and resources and to integrate and coordinate the activities of multiple disciplines to meet the needs of the patient/family.
Performs patient identification for patients with anticipated high cost care, patients with high usage of healthcare, patients from high risk socioeconomic groups, patients with variances identified in their care, patients requiring multidisciplinary care, patients without immediately discernible injuries or treatment and Intensive care/special care patients.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.
Works under the direct supervision of the Operation Manager, Trauma Program.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCES:
Graduate from an approved school of nursing as an RN required. Bachelor's degree required.
CEN and CCRN certifications required. Current nursing licensure in Pennsylvania required. Certification in specialty, critical care or emergency nursing required.
Successful completion of the Trauma Nurse Course with ACLS certification required.
Personal computer proficiency preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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