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Title:  Inpatient Care Manager-Days .6

Req #:  106774
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Nursing
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6


Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.



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REGISTERED NURSE – Inpatient Care Manager

Shift  Days

FTE .Part Time .6 3 days a week



· Uses evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, compassion and skilled dialogue, the In Manager eads efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience. 

· · Is responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive patient care through the appropriate utilization of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation, in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

Professional Growth: The registered nurse is committed to lifelong learning, building knowledge and skill sets to keep pace with new delivery models and a changing healthcare environment. This promotes practice to the full scope of their nursing license. 




Bachelors Degree ( BSN,)

3~4 years' recent experience in care management or 5 years relevant clinical experience.
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
Current RN license in the State of Illinois
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