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Job Summary / Purpose
Oversees acute care coordination practice in CommonSpirit hospitals. Leads development and implementation of processes and projects to achieve operational efficiencies through coordination of systems and programs focused on system strategies, performance improvement, and increased organizational effectiveness. Accountable for standardizing acute care policies, practices, work flow, utilization management, and data reporting within the system. Partners with national and division team leaders to maintain quality patient care and adherence to all relevant compliance activities.
Essential Key Job Responsibilities
Provides overall strategic direction for activities and functions of acute care coordination departments in an efficient and cost-effective manner to improve quality patient care, reduce costs, and increase the degree of system integration.
Partners with the population and community health executives to ensure coordination between acute care and the affiliated medical groups and health plans.
Guides care coordination activities according to the needs, requirements, and policies of individual medical centers/hospitals and appropriate federal and state agencies, in accordance to standard professional practices.
Implements utilization management systems to decrease inappropriate admissions, excessive lengths of stay and medical necessity denials. Implements systems to ensure appropriate classification of patients treated within the acute care setting. Provides direction and management for the system Internal Physician Advisor Services (IPAS).
Partners with all acute care departments to streamline the patient transition from acute to community/post-acute services.
Leads system-wide development and maintenance of emergency department service line.
Required Education - Required Master’s or Post Graduate Degree
Required Licensure and Certifications - Registered Nurse
Required Minimum Experience
Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in related discipline with 7 years leadership experience. Minimum of three years’ experience in utilization review and case management is required.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Current knowledge of care management, utilization management, and patient acute care throughput. Ability to influence and lead others in process improvements. Evidence of past successful leadership of teams.
PREFERRED Education and/or Experience
BSN; Master’s Degree in Nursing, Business, or related field.;