$80K — $100K *
Facilitates the effective and efficient utilization of organizational and clinical resources to assist employers in case management of their injured employees and to promote quality and cost effective outcomes. Assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, evaluates and documents the options and services required to meet an employee’s occupational health needs. Ensures employees are progressing through recovery toward return to work in a timely manner. Actively manages the case and helps remove obstacles to the injured employee’s recovery. Pulls together information from various providers to create a comprehensive view of patient’s response to treatment. Acts as an employer liaison, which includes interpreting medical results in a way that is understandable to the employer and the injured employee.
Serves as an educator and resource to the employer and injured employee, which includes but not limited to providing health education to enhance the understanding of conditions, treatments and/or procedures and interpreting the care plan and medical results.
Uses nursing assessment and clinical reasoning skills to assess patient’s medical history, current conditions, and response to treatment to develop a plan of care that helps patient progress reasonably through recovery to reach end of healing and return to work. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team and other departments to develop plan of care. If patient is unable to return to work, uses clinical judgment to provide recommendations for disposition, partnering with the physician.
Coordinates timely, seamless, evidenced based care across the care continuum resulting in best patient outcomes. Ensures smooth transitions between care settings. Uses nursing expertise to help patient navigate through subsequent treatment and follow up.
Supports the patient and family by providing education, addressing psychosocial needs, advocating, providing continuity of care and identifying barriers to care.
Collaborates with providers regularly and ongoing regarding patient care plan. Makes suggestions in expediting care and makes modification to a tentative plan on a timely basis, if necessary.
Facilitates communications between and negotiates with the patient/family, physicians, nurses, dietary, rehabilitation, and other disciplines that need to collaborate to provide care for the patient.
Identifies, evaluates, and acts to resolve any potential barriers to delivery of care and a timely and appropriate discharge.
Collects accurate data on outcomes and resource utilization issues and facilitates reporting of utilization monitoring/review activities to the appropriate committees/persons.
Works closely with the medical staff, hospital departments and ancillary services in expediting care delivery and appropriate documentation to avoid delays in timely service provision. Validates care that is provided.
Promotes effective professional relationships with physicians, other department members and hospital staff; facilitates problem solving, as appropriate.
M-F hours flexible between 8-5
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices.
Associate’s Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 3 years of experience in clinical nursing.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Position requires working knowledge of the components of quality and patient care needs specifically related to injury care management and knowledge of workers compensation.Excellent analytical and interpersonal communication skills necessary to negotiate with families, patient, physicians and third party payers for optimum plan. Demonstrated ability to work well with physicians and other professionals in a direct and positive manner. Demonstrated ability to take the initiative in responding to employers, communicating with providers to create a clear and concise picture of the injured employee’s recovery process. Must have the ability to make suggestions on interventions that will expedite employee’s return to work.Intermediate computer skills including experience in using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) or similar products.
Nursing at Advocate Aurora
Advocate Aurora Health is committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. Diversity lives in the differences, great and small, that matter to us and make each of us unique – from our age and the color of our skin, to our abilities and the things we believe in. We know that empowering our differences inspires creativity that leads to innovative solutions – for our team members, consumers and communities. And because health care is built upon relationships, it’s important for the people we serve to be able to trust us to meet their unique needs. By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our team members can thrive and our business can grow. As a team member, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.
Valid through: 7/11/2021