Care Nurse Job Description

Care Nurse Job Description

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Care nurse provides direction to The Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and unlicensed assistive personnel in providing patient care.

Care Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective care nurse job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included care nurse job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Promote quality patient access to care, cost effectiveness and choice within a well-integrated healthcare delivery system
Facilitate and coordinate all services that the Patient requires
Oversee the on-going assessment and evaluation of the patient condition and family situation, the program personnel and vendors who are providing services to the patient
Adhere to documentation policies and procedures including documentation of Care Management activities and their effectiveness
Provide backup to other Nurse Care Managers as needed
Analyze data and use it to improve care delivery
Communicate with members to resolve issues
Support members through major health issues and transitions
Perform and track member care-related engagement
Work in a medical setting with physician practices and hospital teams to promote effective assessment for and utilization of post-acute services

Care Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Care Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ACLS, CPR, PALS, WOCN, CPI, ICU, ED, CCM, NIH

Education for Care Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the care nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing, Education, Graduate, Science, Nursing Education, Department of Education, Management, School of Nursing, Health, Associates

Skills for Care Nurse

Desired skills for care nurse include:

Competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs
Continued education units
Internal learning management skills and skill evaluations
Scope of the registered nurse
Practice and procedures
Licensed practical nurse and all unlicensed assistive personnel
Human growth and development
Healthcare delivery
Infection control procedures and safety precautions
Professional theory

Desired experience for care nurse includes:

5 years of nursing experience in a clinical setting
Registered Nurse with current Texas license with no license restrictions
Experience in Telehealth Nursing preferred
Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook and Excel
Experience with adverse event reporting preferred
Competitive rates of pay plus holiday pay

Care Nurse Examples

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Care Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of care nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for care nurse
  • Provide education to physicians and other referral sources regarding post-acute services
  • Perform on-going assessment and data collection focusing on medical, psychosocial, and the education needs of the patient, utilizing established home health nursing criteria
  • Initiate the post-acute referral process in a knowledgeable, skillful and consistent manner
  • Establish priority of post-acute referrals based on patient need and available resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies
  • Document interactions with patient, family, hospital staff, and physicians
  • Regularly communicate progress in the development of the post-acute referral
  • Be responsible to comply with facility-specific documentation policy
  • Conducts all clinical assessments planning, and develops appropriate interventions and develops a care plan and care coordination (or oversight and supervision) for all assigned members receiving medical behavioral health services
  • Conducts medication reconciliation within the member's home/community
  • Coordinates reviews and maintains daily logs for reporting purposes and for weekly preparation and analysis of trending report benefits and remains current on covered benefits, limitations, exclusions
Qualifications for care nurse
  • Support the maintenance and conversion of all corporate chains and regional accounts
  • Coordinate and facilitate conversions /in-services for all 3 shifts within long term care facilities
  • Implement specified TENA programs with identified customers
  • Coordinate and lead trials for new accounts and secure documentation to prove outcomes with responsibility for deployment of TENA Solutions
  • Leverage industry knowledge with customers to become the trusted advisor (Use case studies and white papers to serve as proof of concept)
  • Work with Clinical Director to roll out new clinical programs
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Care Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of care nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for care nurse
  • Operating daily functions as the hub of care for the patient, ensuring all services are aligned across the continuum including connecting with patient PCP office to set up after care and coordination
  • Works closely with social workers to ensure appropriate services are set up for patients, active participant in multidisciplinary rounds, and works in close manner with the physician to ensure minimal gaps present
  • Assesses, plans, implements, documents, coordinates, monitors and evaluates the plan of care by collaborating with the members, family members/DPR, physician, the health care team, providers and employer groups, as appropriate
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends resources to meet medical and non-medical needs of members
  • Functions as a liaison to promote effective working relationships with providers and as a resource/ consultant for other nurse care managers and departments within HPHC
  • Maintains current knowledge of HPHC products and policies and issues written notifications as required per HPHC policy
  • Maintains HPHC documentation standards to achieve maximum care management outcomes using electronic applications
  • Maintains current clinical knowledge base by participation in personal and peer based professional growth and development opportunities
  • Reports clinical occurrences to appropriate designee
  • Performs concurrent review using HPHC criteria and guidelines to determine when services are no longer medically necessary and works with the health care team and member to transition to appropriate level of care
Qualifications for care nurse
  • Identify opportunities to up-sell additional items within portfolio of maintenance accounts
  • At least three year nursing experience as staff nurse in acute and/or sub-acute care
  • Licensed RN RN with BSN preferred
  • RN with BSN preferred
  • Provider and patient engagement
  • Competence in the ability to triage patients over the phone and in person
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Care Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of care nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for care nurse
  • Participates in diversity training and other corporate training
  • Complies will all regulatory and accreditation agency standards
  • Applies motivational interviewing techniques to engage members in achieving their health goals
  • Participates in activities which support HPHC mission, vision, core values and business strategies
  • Accept care management – RN referrals from a variety of sources, proactively outreach to high-risk patients based on predictive analytics, and gather necessary information to design and implement a comprehensive, goal-oriented, patient-centered care plan that promotes healthy behaviors that will lead to intended outcomes
  • Manage your panel of patients to ensure continuity of care, patient adherence to care plans, and identifications of barriers preventing adherence to care plan
  • Monitor the patient's progress to reaching intended goals and communicate any changes in the patient's health outcomes with the care team(s)
  • Use sound clinical judgment in assessing, developing and implementing care plans that address both baseline health maintenance action plans to prevent and address exacerbation of chronic disease
  • Educate patients, patient families, and/or authorized care givers on how to use existing skills and develop new ones to make lifestyle behavior changes that can positively affect patient's health
  • Coordinate care with other members of the care team, community and payer to overcome any identified financial or social barriers that inhibit patients' improving their health
Qualifications for care nurse
  • Minimum of 3 years of patient care experience in various Medical settings
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook
  • Must have good listening skills, and be able to effectively and clearly communicate (written and verbal) in English
  • Ability to effectively communication with individuals at all levels of the organization and business partner representatives
  • Decisions and documentation reflect independent thought and demonstrate prudent utilization of resources, identifies opportunities for potential cost reduction
  • Navigation of Share Point or equivalent experience navigating internal company intranet preferred
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Care Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of care nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for care nurse
  • Functions as a liaison to promote effective working relationships with providers and as a resource/ consultant for other nurse care managers and departments within HPHC and Benevera Health
  • Manage an assigned caseload of medical workers’ compensation cases
  • Empower the employee with the tools and education to make informed decisions on their treatment options and set recovery expectations
  • Responsible for evaluating factors requiring judgment and problem-solving
  • Work productively and in cooperation with internal and external personnel on a consistent basis
  • Educate claims examiners and human resource staff on medical conditions and concerns
  • Teamwork for claims resolution
  • Ability to apply for professional licenses in assigned states as required
  • Pursues self-development and effective relationships with others by organizing resources and information
  • Responsible for orientation of new employees, evaluation of their progress in the orientation process and for developing and implementing a learning plan for improving identified deficiencies
Qualifications for care nurse
  • Experience documenting in an electronic medical record or electronic health record preferred
  • Minimum 5 years professional clinical experience in a clinical setting
  • Active licensure in required states with Certification in a specialty area
  • Patient teaching/education/home care background
  • Self motivated to expand clinical knowledge
  • Demonstrated proficiency at beginner level in Email, Internet and Word
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Care Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of care nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for care nurse
  • Participates in workshop/continuing education programs designed for career advancement function in classroom teaching environments, clinical arenas and as a group facilitator during training and implementation of changes in nursing related computer applications
  • Monitor timely implementation of preventive interventions for at risk patients, including new admissions, individuals with skin alterations and individuals at risk for development of skin alterations
  • Maintain records of pressure ulcers and skin alterations including risk assessment, prevention and minimizing activities
  • Coordinate completion of ongoing pressure ulcer and skin alteration tracking activities and implements measures to improve outcomes, including employee education
  • Review pressure ulcer rates monthly providing recommendations to the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee
  • Recommend education for employees and other healthcare practitioners to minimize and, or prevent center acquired skin alterations and pressure ulcers
  • Collaborate with administrator, medical director or his/her designee, Director of Nursing and other members of health care team on Skin Practice Guide
  • Assist the Director of Nursing and medical director with case review for center acquired pressure ulcers
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports including recommendations for changes in center
  • Utilization Reviews, Electronic submission of Care Web QI and EPIC Reviews to various insurance payors
Qualifications for care nurse
  • Current Pennsylvania RN and CRNP license (or eligible to obtain)
  • Training/experience in palliative care, hospice, or geriatrics
  • Inbound and outbound calls to patients on behalf of the pharmaceutical manufacturer in support of pharmaceutical products
  • Facilitate all aspects of clinical support encompassed in the Pharmacovigilance program
  • 5 years of nursing experience in clinical and hospital setting
  • Valid Texas RN license and able to obtain additional State Licenses within one year of employment (expense reimbursed by the company)

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