This position is responsible for the coordination of care for the patient and their support systems.
Collaborations with physicians, social work, nursing, and all disciplines of care are crucial in determining not only appropriateness of care, but also the continuum of care, discharge planning, and post discharge/transfer. A working knowledge of resource contacts for continued care is also pertinent. Clinical outcomes management and monitoring is also an element of this position.
This position is also responsible for the concurrent review and data abstraction of the medical record.
Patients are assessed for clinical documentation reflecting continuum of care and medical necessity according to criteria established by TMF, Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care agencies, and Clinical Path resources [Interqual, M&R]. Such criteria are used only as a guide in determining medical necessity for continued stay for individualized patients.
Demonstrates mastery and competence in computer skills. Demonstrates knowledge of disease processes, normal vs. abnormal clinical findings, and usual and customary healthcare treatment. Demonstrates excellent communication skills and quality management skills. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Licensed to practice in the State of Texas.
Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, TMF, TDH, M&R, Interqual criteria.
*Minimum of 3 - 5 years acute care experience in a clinical area of expertise.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.