2831 15th Street, NW
District of Columbia
The RN Care Manager is a registered nurse who is an integral part of the primary care practice team and is responsible for organizing, coordinating, and providing care coordination and care management services to complex medical patients. The RN Care Manager works collaboratively to ensure that the care team maintains a central role in managing and delivering effective and efficient patient and family centered care, including acute illness management, chronic disease management, and preventive care, achieving high quality, cost effective outcomes across the continuum of health care.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Provide comprehensive care management focused on improving health outcomes of complex medical patients, including the creation, documentation, execution and maintenance of a person-centered plan of care. Activities included in the delivery of Comprehensive Care Management services include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Conduct an in-person comprehensive biopsychosocial needs assessment to collect behavioral, primary, acute and long-term care information from all health and social service providers appropriate for a particular patient, and determine level of acuity based on severity of disease, self-care capacity , family support, socioeconomic factors, poly-pharmacy, and health care utilization trends;
· Identify the patient's and family's physical, psychosocial, environmental, safety and developmental needs.
· Develop a person-centered plan of care that identifies patients’ strengths and preferences related to health and social services, is congruent with patients’ needs, and focus improving clinical and patient-centered outcomes.
· Delegate appropriate tasks in accordance with the Plan of Care to members of the team
· Update/ reevaluate the person-centered plan of care in the certified EHR system in accordance with funding and regulatory requirements
· Monitor the patient’s health status and document the patient’s progress
· Communicate/affirm patient needs, plan of care, and change in status with the PCC, team and the patient/family
· Coordinate transitions between healthcare providers and settings to reduce hospital emergency department and inpatient admissions, readmissions and length of stay.
2. Conduct quality improvement and population health management activities as assigned by supervisor , including but not limited to:
· Participate monthly on the Quality Committee and assist in the development of nursing indicators to assure ongoing monitoring and evaluation of existing processes
· Implementing nursing-evidence based practice by identify issues related to quality indicators
· Implement effective, population-based nursing intervention across the health care continuum to improve patient’s health outcomes
· Provide leadership to the care teams by working collectively to improve the outcomes through the utilization of population health data and reporting systems
· Analyze processes and promote change in a team environment
· Lead interdisciplinary meetings to review and discuss patient outcomes.
· Review progress towards meeting key health outcome goals, and lead care team in developing strategies to meet or improve goals for program as a whole.
· Proactively participate in education in order to provide quality care and improve professional skills
3. Provide general nursing care with medical services team as assigned by supervisor, including:
· In collaboration with the care team and patient/family, provide basic nursing education focused on self-care appropriate to patient age and identified learning considerations and needs
· Utilize evidence-based nursing interventions during patient care, with an emphasis on Patient Centered Medical Home
· Utilize telehealth nursing services to assist patients in making informed decisions regarding access to care, monitor patients’ conditions, and manage care for both acute and chronic illnesses
· Provide population- and age appropriate care in a culturally appropriate, caring, compassionate, ethnically sensitive manner.
· Conduct in-person and telephone triage with patients to determine need and appropriateness for visit, coordinating with providers as needed and timely documentation in the medical record
· Assist provider with examination and procedures as assigned.
· Provide a safe environment and promotes quality patient care through adherence to established standards at the facility.
4. Comply with all required administrative and programmatic requirements of the position, including but not limited to:
· Follow all protocols and procedures required by funders and by La Clínica del Pueblo regarding care management duties and responsibilities
· Demonstrate professional, appropriate, effective, and tactful communication skills, including written, verbal and nonverbal
· Demonstrate a positive attitude and respectful, professional customer service
· Acknowledge patient’s rights on confidentiality issues, maintains patient confidentiality at all times, and follows HIPAA guidelines and regulations
· Proactively act as patient advocate, responding with empathy and respect to resolve patient and family concerns, and recognize opportunities for improvement to meeting patient concerns
· Maintain medical records including completeness, filing, neatness, confidentiality, and documentation.
· Attend required internal and external program meetings and trainings.
· Complete monthly reports as assigned
· Meet with supervisor as required.
· Provide other activities as identified by your supervisor.
· Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the District of Columbia (or Maryland if position is in Hyattsville Clinic), required
· Current BLS Certification, required
· Three years prior experience working in community health or patient care settings, prior population/care management experience preferred
· Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN), preferred
· One year prior experience working with Latino/ underserved communities preferred
· One year prior HIV experience, preferred
· Care Coordination and Transition Management training and board certification (CCTM) preferred.
· Strong critical thinking and analytic skills
· Excellent skills in nursing assessment and development of plan of care
· Ability to prioritize and make independent clinical judgments
· Ability to effectively evaluate care across the continuum care
· Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within an interdisciplinary team.
· Effective verbal and written communication skills.
· Proficiency in MS Office, including word, excel, and PowerPoint
· Experience using Electronic Health Record/ Practice Management software; eClinicalWorks (ecW) preferred
Level of Language Proficiency
· Fluent written and spoken Spanish-English, required
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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