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RN Discharge Planner

    • Job Tracking ID: 512689-600801
    • Job Location: Madison, WI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 20, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

This professional position works with providers of health care, behavioral health and social services to meet identified complex and episodic medical, psychiatric and social needs of Independent Care members, and to promote the efficient and cost-effective delivery of health and social services.

  1. Reviews and monitors daily inpatient stays per iCare’s inpatient work processes and participates with facility discharge planners, Care Coordinators/Care Managers and the behavioral health personnel in coordinating the member’s discharge needs.
  2. Monitors inpatient activity daily for outcomes related to readmission, utilization, quality of care and provider performance in compliance with iCare policies.
  3. Coordinates services, communicates information, and interfaces with health care providers regarding the management of member’s current medical, behavioral health and social needs.
  4. Interprets and administers benefits in accordance with regulatory and contractual requirements and medical management guidelines.
  5. Actively problem solves with staff, members and providers in finding alternatives or solutions to their medical, behavioral health and social needs
  6. Monitors and directs members to appropriate specialty services and alternative treatment settings.
  7. Works collaboratively with Specialty Services Transition of Care Coaches and Care Managers in order to ensure member stabilization within the home post hospital discharge.
  8. Keeps CC/CM informed on members’ current problems/diagnoses.
  9. Provides accurate and timely documentation per iCare’s work processes and guidelines.
  10. Contributes to interdisciplinary iCare team meetings as either a participant or a facilitator.

Experience and Skills:

  1. Must be a Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Wisconsin.
  2. Requires at least two years of related health care experience.
  3. A personal vehicle, valid State of Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license and conformity with insurance coverage limits are required.
  4. Ability to effectively communicate thoughts, ideas, and information both orally and in writing.
  5. Ability to demonstrate flexibility, set priorities with daily demands and long-term work assignments and projects.
  6. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with members and co-workers from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences in a professional and courteous manner.
  7. Ability to work effectively as a team member and cooperate in achieving company goals.
  8. Problem solving ability to seek solutions using appropriate methodologies.
  9. Must be able to travel throughout Dane County.
  10. Ability to use a personal computer and capability of learning software applications of Independent Care.


$5000 New Hire Bonus!


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