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Utilization Review Nurse (Full-Time 10 Hour Day Shift)

Company: Cottage Health
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

The Utilization Review Nurse is responsible for utilization review, utilization management, and quality assurance activities for assigned services/areas/patients within the Cottage Health System and will champion, engage, manage and monitor proactive communications and interventions by and between relevant stakeholders with regard to utilization review management. The primary goal of the utilization review nurse is to ensure the patient receives the correct level of care (inpatient vs outpatient) and aligned with provider based on clinical, regulatory, and CMS guidelines. The Utilization Review Nurse will work collaboratively and proactively with the medical staff, nursing staff, and other disciplines to support and achieve the goals of the collaborative care process. Additional responsibilities include: maintain a working knowledge of regulations and provider contracts governing coverage of inpatient services (i.e., Medicare, Medi-Cal, Contracted Medical Groups); maintain and model interpersonal skills and productive relationships that allow for and support effective interaction with a wide variety of stakeholders; consistently demonstrate professionalism and compassion with regard to human dignity, preserving and protecting client autonomy and rights and with respect for patient/family values and beliefs. Utilization review activities will result in quality outcomes, optimal care/cost management of services and/or procedures, a high level of customer satisfaction, and contribution to an overall value-oriented experience of stakeholders and persons served in a manner compliant with The Joint Commission, HIPAA and Title 9 Regulations (DHCS). Required California Registered Nurse license Epic experience and a m inimum of 2 years direct patient care RN experience in an acute care setting. Other direct patient care RN experience may be considered. Preferred BSN 3 years of experience as a Utilization Review Nurse in an acute care setting. C ase management certification Experience in InterQual and Milliman Care Guidelines Knowledge of hospital billing practices Cottage Health is a leading acute care hospital system, located on the central coast of California, widely known for our superior patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health system operates primarily in Santa Barbara, Ca, since 1888, and consists of three acute care hospitals, a Rehabilitation Hospital, multiple clinics and a multi-site Urgent Care system. Our mission is to serve the central coast communities with excellence, integrity, and compassion. Every day we touch thousands of lives in many different ways, resolute in our mission to put patients first. We take pride in helping our patients get back to living their lives - in the places they love.Cottage Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cottage Health applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, transgender, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of the relationship between Cottage Health and an applicant or employee. Cottage Health is committed to upholding discrimination-free hiring practices. We strive to cultivate an environment where exceptional people bring diverse perspectives and find belonging, support and connection to their work. Any Cottage Health applicants who require assistance or reasonable accommodations during the application process may request the need for accommodation with the Recruiter.

Keywords: Cottage Health, Santa Barbara , Utilization Review Nurse (Full-Time 10 Hour Day Shift), Healthcare , Santa Barbara, California

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