The Case Management department assures several major services to provide a safe and efficient passage of patients through their acute hospitalization and transition to the next level of care. Our goal is to balance individual clinical and psychosocial patient/family needs with the efficient and cost effective utilization of resources while promoting quality outcomes.RN Case Managers provide a coordinated approach with in the interdisciplinary team in determining appropriateness of admission, continued stay in the hospital and planning for transition to various levels of care in the hospital, community and home. Intensity of service is dependent on individual patient needs as assessed by the case manager. Nurse Case Managers assure robust utilization review, resource management and discharge planning.
RN Care Managers assess each patient on admission for available family support, insurance resources, and potential discharge planning needs. They use established criteria to determine appropriateness of admission and continuing stay and work with insurance companies to assure on going authorization for continued stay and post hospital needs. Daily care coordination rounds occur on each nursing unit Monday through Friday at which Case Managers meet various disciplines to discuss the plan for the day and the plan for the patients stay. They will also frequently lead and/or be involved in multidisciplinary care conferences with family involving complicated care situations.
RN Case Managers are responsible to be aware of and comply with regulatory requirements of JACHO, Medicaid, Medicare and Oregon Nurse Practice Act.
The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RNs care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RNs engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical Nurse exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.