St. Bernard Hospital RN /UR- Clinical Case Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

The Clinical Case Manager provides admission and concurrent review of inpatient services and 23-hour Observation stays in accordance with procedures set forth in the hospital’s Utilization Review Plan. S/he provides basic discharge planning for patients and their significant others; assess patient needs; and work with the Social Worker to make appropriate referrals to community agencies. The Clinical Case Manager ensures that patients make a smooth transition to appropriate levels of care. S/he identifies potential quality concerns and refers to the appropriate medical staff for intervention. FT – Days, Rotating Weekends as needed

EOE “A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform admission review for inpatient stays and 23-Hour Observation utilizing InterQual Criteria and assigning an initial LOS, if case meets criteria.
  • Provide third party payers the necessary information to secure hospital reimbursement and timely transfer needs.
  • Collaborate with the physician advisor regarding all cases that do not meet criteria for Severity of Illness and Intensity of Service.
  • Collect and record medical and other data needed to document a current review in HIS and/or CareEnhance.
  • Obtain patient information in order to assess the needs of the patient and ensure a safe, timely, and cost-effective discharge.
  • Work in collaboration with the members of the Care Management Team (including family members) in order to identify and plan the patient’s treatment including discharge.
  • Implement and coordinate the treatment plan through communication and available resources to promote quality and cost-effective outcomes.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment rendered and offer literature-based alternatives, as needed.
  • Identify potential quality issues and presents material to appropriate medical staff and/or advise Director of Case Management Services to send case information to the Utilization Review Committee for recommendation of action.
  • Identify areas of over or under utilization and referrals to the appropriate persons.
  • Assess patient needs based on age and individual development and shares information with the Discharge Planning Team.
  • Work with the Social Worker and attending physician to provide appropriate referrals for continuing care after hospitalization (i.e. home health services, durable medical equipment, and community support).
  • Identify needs for alternative care setting (i.e. nursing home, sub acute, psychiatric, intermediate care facility) to collaborate with the Social Worker to arrange placement in a timely manner.
  • Document all admissions and concurrent clinical information, as well as interventions, delays, and secondary review requests in the patient Care Enhance Manager utilization record.
  • Document all communication with third party payers on the Utilization Review Communication Sheet to ensure professional staff and physicians are informed about potential issues for approval of hospital stay and restrictions on referral Utilization to ensure continuity of care.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of patients for the extended care unit and complete the necessary paperwork, when indicated.
  • Assist the Utilization Review Committee by collecting and compiling data.
  • Prepare and complete statistical and narrative reports.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Illinois or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Illinois
  • Registered Nurse license in state of Illinois
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical utilization review experience in acute care setting.
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required

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The Registereed Staff Pharmacist fills orders for parenteral medication when needed; monitors patient drug therapies; and provides drug information. S/he compounds and dispenses prescribed drugs in a healthcare facility environment. The Staff Pharmacist is responsible for transferring prescription; handling incoming physician calls; logging data into the computer; and drug utilization review. S/he supervises and directs Pharmacy Apprentices. In the Absence of the Director of Pharmacy, a Staff Pharmacist may be required to assume the essential responsibilities and perform the duties of the Director of Pharmacy.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology or related field or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.

Registered Pharmacist in the state of Illinois.

Desirable Education:

Master’s degree in Pharmacology or related field.

Required Experience:

A minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Registered Pharmacist in a hospital. Experience in unit-dose, IVs, hyperalimentation, and chemotherapy. Experience with Meditech and Microsoft Office computer programs.

The following skills are necessary in order to perform the duties in the manner required: higher level of comprehension, skills, and ability, as well as continued learning is expected with increasing length of job experience.

Special Skills

  • Knowledge and/or ability to use pharmacy/hospital information system
  • Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional pharmacy equipment.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to meet pharmaceutical needs of patients of all age groups: neonatal through geriatric.Language Skills:
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to read and evaluate internal and external documents (i.e. medical literature) as pertains to job function.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from subordinates co-workers, supervisors, and/or management.

Mathematical/Analytical Skills:

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts through addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentage.
  • Ability to set priorities and multi-tas
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to be self-directing and organized.
  • Ability to reason objectively.
  • Ability to document concisely, accurately and timely.
  • Ability to handle a variety of duties that may be interrupted or changed by immediate circumstances.
  • Possess a reasonable tolerance for stressful situations.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with subordinates, co-workers, executives, other departments, vendors, and outside regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to enlist the cooperation of others.
  • Ability to constructively supervise others.
  • Provide courteous, cooperative service to healthcare professionals.
* Duties & Responsibilities*
  1. Prepare and dispense medication orders per physician’s request according to established policies, procedures and protocols.
  2. Compound and dispense pharmaceuticals including sterile chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition products accurately.
  3. Ensure safe, appropriate cost effective medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
  4. Monitor drug therapy regimens for contra-indications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, and appropriateness of drug and use.
  5. Detect and report suspected ADRs accurately and in a timely manner.
  6. Sustain formulary by minimizing non-formulary drugs, using therapeutic substitution and promoting rational drug therapy selection.
  7. Suggest appropriate, cost effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff.
  8. Provide accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to professional staff and patients and their families (if needed).
  9. Participate in the quality improvement and medication use review activities of the department.
  10. Collect data; conduct quality monitors and inspections; and maintain logs, records, and other documentation as assigned.
  11. Contribute to quality and effective operation of the department.
  12. Supervise and direct Pharmacy Apprentices.
  13. Verify the daily activities of Pharmacy Apprentices.
  14. Participate in the performance appraisal of Pharmacy Apprentices.
  15. Ensure that pharmacy services are performed in a timely manner.
  16. Make sure all open jobs are completed before the end of shift. If necessary, stay until current tasks are completed.
  17. Implement the treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes, and critical pathways as approved by P&T; and other committees.
  18. Facilitate the identification, resolution, implementation, and communication of cost effective medication use issues in collaboration with the medical staff.
  19. Review the use of targeted medications for compliance with current pharmacoeconomic programs.
  20. Provide consultation and clarification to practioners. Suggest appropriate cost effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.
  21. Provide education and information on pharmaceutical care and drug therapy.
  22. Contribute to quality and effective operations of the Pharmacy Department.
  23. Attend and conduct pharmacy staff meetings

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Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, the Pharmacist Technician compounds and dispenses medical prescriptions. Will be expected to perform some clerical duties relating to the department. Will also receive and store incoming supplies, verify supplies and enter data in computer to maintain inventory records. Hours: FT – Scheduled as needed

EOE

“A Tradition of Caring” since 1904.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide pharmacy services involving processing and handling of prescriptions.

Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of Pharmacy Technician experience including IV and unit dose in a hospital setting.
  • Experience in handling prescriptions
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Licensed Registered Pharmacist Technician in the state of Illinois.
  • Knowledge of Meditech computer software is a plus.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required
  • Qualified candidates must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within their field.
  • Experience in IV ad mixture, hyper alimentation and chemotherapy. Must be able to work nights.”

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Job Description:

The Registered Respiratory Therapist provides and promotes the delivery of cardio-respiratory patient care services in accordance with the AARC (American Association of Respiratory Care) clinical practice guidelines and the medical staff guidelines. S/he evaluates the effectiveness of aerosol and broncodilation therapies, the appropriateness of therapies ordered. The Registered Respiratory Therapist monitors and evaluates patients with more complex conditions, patients on mechanical ventilation and conducts an analysis of the procurement of arterial blood gases. S/he reads orders prepared by physician and administers treatments such as oxygen therapy, CPT, postural drainage, breathing exercise, aerosol therapy and pulmonary function testing, while maintaining documentation of care, treatments, and test. The Registered Respiratory Therapist has advance knowledge therefore is identified as the clinical expert who can accept and write orders given by a physician.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to monitor and evaluate patients with more complex conditions.
  • Ability to accept and write verbal orders given by a physician.
  • Administer all respiratory therapeutics according to regulatory, department and hospital policies and procedures while in accordance with safety programs.
  • Perform assessment of the patient determining needs related to the frequency and duration of the treatment regime ordered by the physician.
  • Maintains accurate medical records.
  • Carries out physicians’ orders and directions as given.
  • Confer with physician to develop respiratory patient care plan.
  • Properly perform all aspects of respiratory including pulmonary procedure and EKG studies.
  • Properly set up and maintain ventilators, change parameters of patients on ventilators as ordered by the pulmonologist, follow ventilator weaning protocol.
  • Perform spontaneous parameters on all ventilator patients daily
  • Report to all cardiac arrest calls, responsible with airway management and assist with cardiac compression
  • Properly understand blood gas studies in relation with pulmonary function and long term ventilation.
  • Provide education to asthma and COPD patients to assist in self-care monitoring and prevention.
  • Assist in cardiopulmonary department and hospital quality improvement programs.
  • Assist with training of other department staff and students.
  • Participate in in-service training program of nursing and medical students.
  • Assume other duties that may be deemed necessary for the operation of Respiratory Care department.
  • Report adverse reaction to the physician, nurse and respiratory supervisor and or charge therapist.
  • Responsible for acquiring continuing education credits every 2 years to maintain Illinois Respiratory State License.
  • Check for ordering supplies on Monday.
  • Check ABG Machines at the beginning and end of shift to assure that equipment is working and functioning according to Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologist standards and Guidelines.
  • Complete a walk through department to check and make sure that all discontinued equipment has been cleaned and reset up according to standards:

Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree or a certificate from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.
  • License Respiratory Therapist by the state of Illinois.
  • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
  • Minimum two(2) years experience within the field of Respiratory Care

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Job Description:

The Medical Assistant assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a nurse, healthcare provider, and/or physician. S/he interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e. pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height) and records information on patient’s chart. The Medical Assistant may need to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. S/he prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients, answers phones, schedules appointments, and general office duties. Hours Part-Time

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as receptionist and receive and direct patients, answer telephones, screen calls, and relay messages to appropriate physicians.
  • Perform other clerical duties as assigned.
  • Consistently demonstrate courtesy when answering telephones.
  • Order, receive, store, and maintain office supplies at appropriate level.
  • Interview new patients and collect data of patient’s history and record in medical record.
  • Schedule patient appointments.
  • Assist in scheduling patients for surgical procedures.
  • Weigh patients and record in medical records.
  • Triage patients and take vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, etc. Report any abnormal findings to the Physician. Record the findings in the Patient Care Record.
  • Perform waived test (urine dipstick) after competency completed.
  • Collect and assist with the collection of urine, sputum, and stool. Label all specimens for the laboratory and clock-in the time on the lab slip and place them in the appropriate area. Deliver samples within 15 minutes if stat venipuncture.
  • Determine the gestational age/EDC using the Matria wheel.
  • Assist in maintaining clean, neat exam rooms and ensure the room is stocked with appropriate supplies.
  • Assist physician with procedures by providing needed supplies.
  • Provide privacy and emotional support for the patient.
  • Assist with preparation/set-up for colposcopy procedures and circumcisions.
  • Administer injections under the supervision of the physician.
  • Assemble new charts for first visit patients.
  • Insert reports and test results in the medical record in a timely manner for review by the physician.
  • Document test results on the ACOG form in the medical record.
  • Forward copies of prenatal records to desired and appropriate hospital at 36 weeks.
  • Use the ECARE/thin on-line computer program for insurance verification.
  • Consistently apply and adhere to isolation procedures and techniques.
  • Collect and bag soiled linen and discard appropriately.
  • Assist patients in exam room for purposes such as the bathroom; to sit in chair; or to walk around.
  • Maintain awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients.
  • Participate in department or unit quality improvement activities.
  • Advocate and support unit, hospital, and nursing activities.
  • Achieve and maintain competency in skills and comply with policies associated with the skills inventory.
  • Maintain personal education record.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.
  • Completion of an approved Medical Assistant Program. Must be a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant.
  • Satisfactorily complete an on-the-job training program within three (3) months of employment.

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Job Description:

The Adjunctive Therapist plans and conducts individualized therapy programs to help patients develop, regain, or maintain their ability to perform daily activities. S/he teaches patients skills/techniques and how to use adaptive equipment for participating in activities. The Adjunctive Therapist studies, evaluates, and records patients’ activities and progress. Hours- Full Time

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete intake assignment on newly admitted patients.
  • Complete patient evaluation and assessment.
  • Initiate and implement a written treatment plan individualized to the needs of each patient within 7 days after admission.
  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and update individualized patient treatment plans and set new goals for patients as needed.
  • Tailor Activity Therapy programs to the specific age and population served by the unit (age 18 to end of life).
  • Coordinate and act as a facilitator for the expressive therapy group.
  • Provide a variety of special events/activities relative to patient and unit/program needs. Activities include, but are not limited to, dance, group singing, cards, writing skills, bingo, holiday parties, arts and crafts, and gardening.
  • Coordinate, organize, and provide recreational group and special events.
  • Facilitate group psychotherapy.
  • Provide individual counseling for patients in his/her caseload.
  • Develop weekly activity calendars for Expressive Group Therapy/Psycho-Educational Groups/Recreational Therapy.
  • Lead Psycho-Educational groups.
  • Participate in Patient Care conferences with physician, patient, family members, and other staff and give input and update of patient’s progress and response to treatment.
  • Document appropriately in the medical record to meet legal parameters using the D.A.R.P. format.
  • Complete and maintain all necessary documents appropriately to meet legal parameters using the D.A.R.P. format.
  • Organize and maintain the unit’s bulletin boards.
  • Facilitate daily goals and wrap-up groups.
  • Assess each patient on a daily basis to determine whether it is safe for the patient to return to community living.
  • Establish effective interpersonal relationships with patients and family members.
  • Communicate pertinent information regarding patients by documenting in the Program Log in order to keep the Nurse Manager, case worker, and other staff informed regarding patient care issues and changes in behavior.
  • Attend internal and external meetings, as scheduled and needed.
  • Maintain personal education record and skills inventory.
  • Assist with orientation of staff to unit.
  • Maintain appropriate supply inventories and use approved requisition and ordering procedures.
  • Demonstrate appropriate usage of supplies and equipment.
  • Demonstrate a consistent level of performance through carrying out routine aspects of the position reliably without supervision.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in therapy specialty or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.

  • Occupational Therapist – Bachelor’s degree in Occupational therapy with six (6) months of a clinical internship. Registered Occupational Therapist (CO) in the state of Illinois.
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant – Completion of an accredited Occupational Therapist Assistant program. Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) in the state of Illinois.
  • Art Therapist – Master’s degree in an accredited Art Therapy program. Completion of 600 hours of supervised practicum.
  • Dance Therapist – Master’s degree in an accredited Dance Therapy program. Completion of 700 hours of supervised practicum.
  • Music Therapist – Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Music Therapy program. Completion of six (6) months of supervised clinical internship.
  • Recreational Therapist – Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Recreation Therapy program. Completion of six (6) months of supervised clinical internship.
  • Physical Education Instructor – Bachelor’s degree in an accredited Physical Education or Adaptive Physical Education program. Completion of field work or student teaching requirements.
  • Completion of internship or field work.

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