Part Time RN Case Worker

Corpus Christi, TX
Part-time


Part-time Registered Nurse Case Worker

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Under the direction of the Chief Nursing Officer, directs and provides professional nursing care for an assigned group of patients across the age continuum, while complying with Hospital policies. Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to direct or provide nursing care/case management. Provides supervision and guidance to other members of the nursing unit. Coordinates and monitors the provision of hospital services by exercising leadership, creativity, initiative and cooperative problem solving in the areas of case management and policy management. Serves as a resource person and develops, implements and monitors programs and initiative to assure compliance with local, state, federal and Joint Commission standards and regulations governing hospitals.

Will provide direct patient care as needed in areas of demonstrated competencies. Provides care and services appropriate to age and needs of patients served. May take call as needed or necessary.

Acts in a leadership function with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote/facilitate discharge planning. Identifies and intervenes when necessary to ensure efficient and cost-effective delivery of patient care services. Establishes and promotes collaborative relationships with physicians, patients, families, and additional members of the healthcare team. Arranges for pastoral care for patients and staff of all religious backgrounds as needed. Educates members of the healthcare team on case management and managed care concepts. Acts as a resource for routine and complex problem solving.

Projects a professional demeanor and appearance while maintaining the confidentiality of patients, co-workers, and the facility and adhering to the HIPAA policy. Reports, in good faith, any known or suspected activity that appears to violate laws, rules, regulations or the NSH Code of Conduct. Fulfills annual Healthstream continuing education requirements.

Personal attributes include the ability to be self-directed; demonstrates accountability, professionalism, and receptiveness to change; seeks guidance, direction, and assistance when needed. Works under stress and in situations that demand patience, stamina, endurance, and tact while providing impeccable service. Fosters an attitude of teamwork and willingness to assist others and does not refuse performing other job duties as requested. Set’s priorities, responds timely to issues which require a decision, and ensures desired results are achieved by means of consistent follow through.

*Qualifications:
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  • Demonstrates eligibility for employment in the U.S.
  • Graduate of approved school of professional nursing with current and valid licensure with Texas State Board of Nursing
  • Two years of experience in clinical nursing environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of State, Federal and Accrediting Body regulations and standards related to healthcare.
  • CPR valid upon employment.
  • Ability to relate and work effectively with others
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards.
  • Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement.
  • Is aware of professional nursing standard and performs in accordance with them.
  • Previous case management and utilization review experience is required.
  • Keeps current on new or up-dated case management topics, procedures and job duties.
  • Maintains excellent communications with Physicians, facility staff and patients in the facilitation of case management responsibilities.

Physical Requirements:

Should use assistive devices when weight being lifted exceeds 35lbs or when required to push/pull more than 58lbs. (OSHA)

Work is of medium demand; walking or standing most of the time while on duty. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or armamentarium is essential to performing assigned duties. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well-lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations, limited radiation , hazardous chemicals, or infectious diseases where judgment as to precautions needed to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced and required by patient care and needs of the surgical team. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to the requirements of the job. Call may be required.

OSHA Exposure Classification:

Job Category I. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn

Duties and Responsibilities:

PEOPLE

  • Adheres to staffing schedules, attendance policy, and cooperates with daily assignments as requested.
  • Demonstrates skills as a team player. As a Registered Nurse, shows appropriate delegation, while directing and supervising ancillary personnel in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating. May be requested to perform charge duties and work shifts or units as needed and qualified.
  • Provides direct patient care in the assigned clinical areas and demonstrates clinical competence as needed.
  • Participates in orientation of new staff, ensures facility morale exemplifies the mission and values of the center.
  • Demonstrates ability to solve problems timely and constructively; maintains focus on improving the situation
  • Willingness to teach others and participate in competency programs.
  • Completes Health Stream in a timely manner annually.
  • Participates in all staff meetings for department and facility for informative and educational purposes.
  • Demonstrates responsible case management processes.

Our employees are critical to our success and we value their contributions. South Texas Surgical Hospital offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that values employee ideas and diversity. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and require pre-employment drug screening and background check.

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