Henry Ford Health System Discharge Planner RN Case Manager - Contingent - Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan

Position Summary:Under minimal supervision, the RN- Discharge Planning Case Manager supports the physician and interdisciplinary team in facilitating patient discharge planning, with the underlying objective of enhancing quality of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction while managing the cost of care and providing timely and accurate information to payors. The role integrates and coordinates utilization management principles and care facilitation to achieve optimal discharge planning services.The case manager is accountable for a designated patient caseload and plans effectively in order to meet patient needs, manage length of stay, and promote efficient and effective utilization of resources.

Minimum Education:Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s in Nursing (BSN) program, or active pursuit (defined as enrolled within 6 months of hire) of a BSN degree with the completion of three (3) semester hours during the first year of employment. Must remain enrolled in BSN program and complete six (6) semester hours annually until degree is obtained. Minimum Work Experience:Recent clinical experience with specific patient population. Required Licenses/Certifications:Registered Nurse with a valid, unrestricted State of Michigan License. Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:Knowledge of the acute care provided to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.Ability to function successfully and independently in an extremely challenging environment.Must be self-directed, flexible, committed to teamwork.Must demonstrate initiative and willingness to learn.Demonstrates leadership, communications, and the interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with physicians, management, staff, external agencies/customers and patients/families.Must possess analytical, data management and computer skills. Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN).Case Management certification.Utilization management and discharge planning experience for the acute care or post- acute care setting.

Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.