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Inpatient Care Manager

Req #:  133386
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Care Management
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

Inpatient Care Manager 

Good Shepherd Hospital

Full Time Day/PM

Role covers the inpatient and the emergency department as needed.

Weekend and holiday rotation.



Position Requirements:

Current RN license in the State of Illinois

Bachelors Degree (BA, BSA, BSN, etc.) or equiv required and
3~4 years' recent experience in care management or 5 years relevant clinical experience.

ACMA- American Case Management Association certification once eligible.
Effective interpersonal communication skills~ verbal and written.
Ability to work with diverse teams and individuals, team player
Ability to prioritize work
Utilization of critical thinking in timely decision~making
Basic computer skills
CPR certification
Embraces changing paradigm for enterprise care management and the need to act in a more coordinated and integrated fashion across the enterprise
Willing to be accountable for KRAs related to managing LOS, resource utilization (cost), readmissions.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations
Flexible hours according to customer needs
Ability to prioritize independently and respond to multiple simultaneous requests
Ability to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of assigned patients
Ability to lift weight up to 20 pounds
May be exposed to hazardous material and life~threatening diseases

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

The Care Manager (CM) is accountable for proactive coordination and timely transition of assigned patients to the most appropriate level of care along the continuum.
This position will impact key results such as achieving top decile performance in length of stay, cost efficient resource utilization, preventing readmissions and unnecessary emergency room visits. The CM will work collaboratively with Physicians, Nursing, members of the multidisciplinary team, Outpatient Enterprise Care Management, Home Care and PCP offices as well as other resources external to the organization

Responsible for Professional Growth
Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a multidisciplinary, individualized patient plan of care that includes an appropriate transition plan
Communicates with physicians, patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team to coordinate transition planning.
Works with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to ensure efficient utilization of multidisciplinary resources
Identifies variances from established utilization management criteria, plans of care, pathways, algorithms, and guidelines and facilitates the development of action plans.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago