LVN - Case Manager (Utilization Review)  - Full Time, Days (Van Nuys) in Van Nuys at Southern California Hospitals at Van Nuys

Date Posted: 2/17/2021

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LVN - Case Manager (Utilization Review)  - Full Time, Days (Van Nuys) 

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, the LVN Case Manager is responsible for prioritizing patient needs and collaborating with discharge coordinators to ensure a safe discharge plan.  Collaborates with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote and coordinate the delivery of safe and cost-effective patient care, transition of care and discharge planning. The LVN Case Manager advocates for patient self-determination and choice. Practices clinical competence in discharge planning with awareness and respect for patient and family diversity. Monitors and coordinates resource utilization throughout the continuum of care and evaluates timeliness of services. Performs utilization review, utilizing medical staff-approved decision support criteria. Ensures case management documentation in the medical record is clear and complete.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Collaborates as needed with the patient and family to optimize client outcomes. May include work with community, local and state resources, primary care provider, and members of the health care team, payer, and other relevant health care stakeholders to facilitate appropriate patient transfers, discharges and transitions of care. Identifies timely and effective alternative lower level of care settings for patient care in accordance with the patient’s medical necessity, stability, the patients’ preferences and health plan benefits. Identifies timely post-hospital nursing care needs and arranges for services as appropriate. Provides patient and family appropriate resources and/or referrals. Makes timely and appropriate referrals to, and seeks consultation with others when needed, the patient-centered provision of services; such as Social Services (i.e., Durable Power of Attorney).
  • Applies medical necessity per (InterQual guidelines and/or other hospital approved utilization review criteria) to determine appropriate level of care and length of stay. Ensures utilization review is completed and documented concurrently, and provided to the patient’s payer as required.  Ensures timely escalation of unresolved care coordination issues to the appropriate level. Enters delays in service and avoidable days regarding exceeded payer LOS variances. Communicates denials and physician related utilization management practices to immediate supervisor same day as identified.
  • Collaborates with patients/caregivers to set goals consistent with physician treatment plans, and patient resources and choices. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team for timely discharge planning and documents concurrently in the patient's medical record in compliance with hospital policy and all regulatory agencies.  Provides appropriate instructions to discharge care coordinators as needed. 
  • Acts as an effective liaison to medical staff to ensure continuity and congruity of hospital services in accordance with the patient’s plan of care.
  • Participates in patient and family meetings; respecting and promoting patient choice and documents informed decision making. Utilizes knowledge of psycho-social and physical factors that affect functional status on discharge.
  • Contributes requested data for the Utilization Management Committee.


Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience: Two (2) years of acute hospital case management experience OR completion of Internal Case Management training program, which must be successfully completed within six (6) months of hire/transfer date required. Computer/EMR Proficiency and Literacy required. Knowledge of CMS, Medicare, Medi-Cal and Managed Care reimbursement required. Familiarity of Joint Commission, CMS, CDPH requirements required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the organization. Ability to facilitate and lead interdisciplinary rounds. Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families preferred. Familiarity with AllScripts Care Management preferred. Proficiency with Milliman Care Guidelines or Interqual preferred.

Req. Certification/Licensure: Current Licensure as a Vocational Nurse in the State of California required.

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

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