UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Dir Care Management

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    ID
    2018-8665
    Type
    Full Time
    Department
    8712 Care Management
    FTE
    1.00
    Shift
    1st, Days
    Job Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    New Grads?
    No
  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

     

    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

     

    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply

    Responsibilities

    The Director of Care Management has primary responsibility for the systems and staff that support patient transitions of care to ensure safe discharge, post-acute care placement and continuity handoffs to ambulatory care setting.  The Director is a resource to the NWHMC Care Team in the development of and effective use of population management methodology, care coordination strategies, intra-disciplinary coordination of care, complex case coordination, patient education/involvement methods, and effective discharge planning.  The Director ensures the maintenance of care coordination records to meet the needs of the organization and regulatory bodies. Key to this position is the collaboration with colleagues and peers across UW Medicine and the Northwest region.  The Director ensures the care management team is providing evidence-based care and actively supporting the UW Medicine Patients are First pillar goals

     

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    Qualifications

    Education Background
    • Masters prepared Registered Nurse or Medical Social Worker

     

    Licensure, Registration, Certification
    • Current Washington State Licensure as a Registered Nurse or Medical Social Worker
    • Certification in Care Management or related specialty preferred.

     

    Special Training/Skills
    • Subject matter expert on care transitions, discharge planning, continuity of care, utilization review and quality improvement concepts and practice.
    • Must have superb written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated commitment to collaborative practice and continuous quality improvement.
    • Must have a broad knowledge of healthcare and acute care systems, as required to be actively involved in planning, implementation and evaluation of programs that impact the entire hospital.
    • Able to set clear strategic vision
    • Able to create comprehensive solutions

     

    Work Experience
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in nursing or social work with a minimum of 3 years in a leadership position in Care Management.
    • Experience in both inpatient and ambulatory or home care setting is desirable.


    Physical Abilities

    Physical Demand Level: Sedentary
    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-
     Lift / Carry 10 pounds occasionally

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