Director, Care Coordination

  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Redding, CA, USA
  • Nov 03, 2017
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description

Overview
Mercy Medical Center Redding offers comprehensive health care to nearly 300,000 residents in a six-county region. Mercy Medical Center Redding is an award-winning 267-bed regional medical center providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as specialized cardiovascular care, stroke care, orthopedics, neurological surgery, comprehensive cancer care, maternity care, and da Vinci robotic surgery. It is one of only two Level II trauma centers north of Sacramento and houses the only Community Level III neonatal ICU in Shasta County. In addition, the hospital's network of care includes Mercy Home Health and Hospice, Golden Umbrella Adult Day Health Care, and Shasta Senior Nutrition Program. Mercy Medical Center Redding is a member of the Dignity Health system of health care providers and are a sister facility to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta. Visit to learn more.

Responsibilities
Position Summary:

Under the direction of the senior director, leads the facilities Care Coordination and Social Services, including but not limited to clinical resource management, discharge planning activities, patient advocacy, clinical social work and best practice in medical necessity determination and concurrent review..
  • Directs and manages areas including planning, organizing and directs all activities, staffing, performance improvement in the delivery of clinical services (such as LOS reduction). Reports needs within the Medical Center and Dignity Health, as well as government and regulatory reporting.
  • Guides Care Coordination activities according to the needs, requirements, and policies of the Medical Center, the affiliated medical groups and health plans, Dignity Health, any Federal and State agencies, and according to standard practices of the professions under the director's accountability.
  • Consults and collaborates with other managers, physicians, administration, and community based healthcare workers regarding care management issues identified through corporate or facility initiatives and current literature.
  • Works closely with all departments at the medical center and the post-acute service providers to streamline the patient transition through the health care system and into the community post discharge.

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Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three (3) years progressive supervisory or management experience in an acute hospital setting.
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or experience equivalent required.
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license.
  • Knowledge of the methods and processes needed to determine and provide resources needed to achieve business results and ability to identify plan and mobilize resources required to fulfill operational objectives and plans.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local healthcare related laws and regulations; ability to comply with these in healthcare practices and activities.
  • Knowledge of the factors contributing to quality patient care, and the ability to influence these factors in a positive way.
  • Knowledge of the medical, social, economic, and other services provided by other departments or facilities, and the ability to integrate these multidisciplinary treatments for optimal patient care.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Case Management certification


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