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RN Case Manager

This position is responsible for coordinating care with patients who are patients of the medical clinic, focusing on self-management and improvement of patients’ medical conditions in coordination with substance use disorder treatment plans. This will include face-to-face office visits for patients with chronic or acute conditions under Nursing Protocols and Standing Orders.

Pay and Benefits:

This position is being hired as a temporary position through 2/2021 for up to 36 hours per week. The salary is equivalent to $45/hr. and includes medical, dental, vision benefits.

Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct comprehensive assessment of patients’ physical, mental, psychosocial, and substance use disorder conditions.
  2. Develop care plans to prevent disease exacerbation, improve outcomes, increase patient engagement in self-care, decrease risk status, and minimize hospital and ED utilization.
  3. Utilize behavioral strategies to collaborate with patients to develop plans and strategies to manage and improve their health.
  4. Utilize standing orders and nursing protocols to order labs, referrals, medications, and provide education to support patient health improvement goals.
  5. Assist patients in navigating the health care systems and services and substance use disorders services.
  6. Coordinate Specialty care.
  7. Partner with external case management programs to coordinate care.
  8. Ongoing evaluation and documentation of patient progress/risk status.
  9. Document all patient communication and care provided in EMR and meet documentation requirements for Meaningful Use and other clinical benchmarks required by our grant funders and clinic accepted initiatives.

Requirements:

  1. Current Oregon RN license with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  2. Ability to work with a diverse population and a broad range of situations while maintaining a professional and courteous attitude.
  3. Willingness to participate in continuing education.
  4. Minimum of 4 years of nursing experience.
  5. Experience in the delivery of primary care.
  6. Experience working with patients with substance use disorders.
  7. Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  8. Strong computer skills.  The ability to send and receive email, write documents in MS Word, look up information on the internet, and use and electronic EHR system.
  9. Maintain current BLS and complete annual blood borne pathogen training.
  10. Receive approval of the Medical Director showing complete knowledge of all the Clinic’s Acute and Chronic Care Nursing Protocols within 3 months of hire date.
  11. Complete NVT.
  12. Able to function in a chaotic environment while maintaining A SENSE OF HUMOR!!

Preferred:

  1. Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  2. Minimum of two years experience in primary care medical practice.
  3. Display knowledge of Chronic Disease processes including but not limited to Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, COPD, Hyperlipidemia, and the management of Warfarin.
  4. Experience working in a consensus environment. 

Accountability:

This position reports to the Medical Director.

NOTE: All positions at White Bird Clinic have a minimum 6-month probationary period.

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