LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND DISABILITY CASE MANAGEMENT REGISTERED NURSE: This position provides medical case management for assigned populations - i.e. employees of TriHealth in a designated area of specialty - i.e. injury and illness. This position may assume the roles of education, administrator, researcher and consultant. The primary focus is disability case management utilizing highly developed critical thinking skills. The goals of the position may include: control and minimize the cost of the disability; promote optimal recovery and minimal lost work time; implement Disease Management programs for at-risk employees; provide effective counseling of disabled employees and appropriate referrrals and/or treatment alternatives; provide health care service coordination that promotes, improves and manages health care within the resources available; and collaborate with customers, clients and other healthcare team members to establish realistic goals and activities to guide both clients and providers in implementing care with the goal of successful return to work, consistent with physician recommendations and any applicable employer policies - i.e. modified duty, etc. - through communication with employees, physicians, department managers, and employee relations consultant.
EDUCATION: Associate's Degree Nursing Hires into position (internal and external) required to obtain BSN within 5 years of hire. Registered Nurse
EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years Professional in Nursing preferably in an occupational health or acute care setting
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE: Computer programs - Word, Excel - to track disabled employees' progress, measure outcomes, and prioritize work flow. STD/LTD/ADAAA/FMLA. Case mgmt process and practice. Communication and counseling skills. Knowledge of current health care practices..