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Location: Middleburg Heights, OH Country: United States of America

Hours: Half time (benefit eligible part time), day shifts. 48 hours BIWEEKLY.

Position summary:
  • The Utilization Manager is responsible for carrying out admission and concurrent stay screening reviews of the assigned patient population during the episode of care under defined guidelines for acute care case management to ensure the appropriateness of services, utilization of hospital resources and quality of care rendered. Accurate and efficient application of screening criteria will be applied to identify and support patients being placed in the appropriate hospital level of care via emergency, scheduled or direct admission processes. Combines clinical, business and regulatory knowledge and skill to reduce significant financial risk and exposure caused by concurrent and retrospective denial of payments for services provided. Through continuous assessments, problem identification and education, the Utilization Manager facilitates the quality of health care delivery in the most cost effective manner. The Utilization Manager must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to age groups according to specific chronological age, developmental age, and/or psycho-social maturity. The Utilization Manager will work collaboratively with management, staff, and departments involved in the patient's plan of care. The Utilization Manager's responsibility is to collect data and clinical review summaries on patients concurrently for both utilization review and quality assessment. The utilization data and clinical summaries are shared with insurance companies to obtain certification of days and prevent denial of payment for services. Utilization Managers will communicate with physician's, hospital staff, outside agencies such as insurance companies, and patients regarding assigned level of care and associated resource utilization.
  • Education:
    • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN graduate preferred.
  • Required length and type of experience:
    • Minimum of five (5) years recent experience in clinical nursing or related nursing field. (eg Utilization Review or Case Management)
    • Previous Care Management, Case Management or Utilization Management Experience preferred
    • Previous experience with screening criteria (ie Interqual, MCG) preferred
    • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills
    • Strong computer skills
  • Required licensure, certification or registry:
    • Current licensure by Ohio State Board of Nursing.
    • ACM/CCM Certification helpful

Posted Date: 12 Jun 2019 Reference: CB9013 Company: Southwest General Health Center Contact: Southwest General Health Center