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Estimated Pay $48 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Trumbull, Connecticut

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We are hiring for a full-time Home Health Patient Care Manager RN to join our team at Patient Care in Trumbull, CT! Home health experience required. 


At Patient Care, a part of LHC Group we embrace a culture of caring, belonging, and trust and enjoy the meaningful connections that come from it: for the whole patient, their families, each other, and the communities we serve—it truly is all about helping people.

We strive to offer benefits that reward the whole you!

  • employee wellness programs 
  • flexibility for true work-life balance
  • holidays & paid time off
  • continuing education & career growth opportunities 
  • company-wide support & resources to help you achieve your goals

Take your career to a new level of caring. Apply today!

 

LHC Group is committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally other protected characteristic. 

Patient Care is part of the LHC Group family of providers – the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians, and families nationwide. We deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that supports our patients when and where they need it. From our home health, hospice, and community-based services to inpatient care at our clinics and hospitals, our mission is to reach more patients and families with effective and efficient healthcare. More hospitals, physicians, and families choose LHC Group because we are united by a single shared purpose: “It's all about helping people.”


  • Receives referrals and ensures appropriate clinician and/or therapist(s) assignments for timely patient evaluation by signing off after authorization and plotting start of care (SOC) visits.
  • Coordinates determination of patient home health benefits, medical necessity, and ongoing insurance approvals.
  • Ensures patient needs are continually assessed and care rendered is individualized to patient needs, appropriate and reasonable, meets home health eligibility criteria, and is in accordance to physician orders.
  • Oversees and assures development, implementation, and updates to the individualized patient plan of care, as appropriate.
  • Manages and documents phone calls from physicians, clinicians, patients, referral sources, and communicates patient updates/new orders to clinicians. Uses coordination notes to document, as needed and appropriate.
  • Reviews assessments and plans of care daily, per assigned workflow, and consults clinicians with recommendations, as appropriate.
  • Coordinates all aspects of care with all disciplines, physicians, durable medical equipment providers, caregivers/family members, transferring facilities, and any other applicable healthcare providers.
  • Follows-up on lab and other clinical diagnostic test, physician contact, and significant changes in the patient condition to ensure adequate physician notification, follow-up, and needed plan of care modifications and communicates such to clinicians.
  • Schedules, prepares for, facilitates, and documents case conference/SOC reports and facilitates effective exchange of information across disciplines especially with adverse findings, changes in patient condition, daily and urgent updates, as necessary.
  • Assists clinicians in coordinating the transfer and discharge of patients from agency services as indicated by the physician.
  • Receives report from field clinicians prior to scheduled days off on patient status and ongoing needs.
  • Processes new orders and updates the visit frequency, as appropriate, when the oncall RN takes supplemental verbal orders which alter frequency going forward.
  • Writes and processes orders when taking verbal orders directly from the physician and communicates such to field clinicians.
  • Assures payer change documentation is completed properly and timely, as required.
  • Reviews clinician visit notes weekly to ensure timely, complete, appropriate, and accurate submission of all documentation by field staff. Takes necessary action to correct adverse findings and communicates trending to clinical director.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and supervises service delivery to ensure appropriateness of care and utilization of services, equipment, and supplies through activities such as random patient visits, medical record reviews and case conferences.
  • Enters infections and incidents/occurrences into the online Risk Management Incident Reporting System, as specified by policy.
  • Assists in the orientation of new agency personnel.
  • Provides direction and leadership to clinical team members in collaboration with the clinical director.
  • Provides direct patient care, as necessary, in accordance to scope of practice and physician orders.
  • Participates in QAPI program.
  • Assures compliance with and ensures timely follow up on daily clinical and coding edits.
  • Directs clinicians in utilizing best practice interventions when finalizing Plan of Care for all patients.
  • Participates in on-call rotation.
  • Follows-up with On-Call events daily.
  • Receives report from weekend and after-hours clinicians admitting new patients.
  • Completes LHC required learning courses, additional assignments per Executive Director request, as well as any state specific required training per state regulation/practice act requirements.
  • Directs team in adherence to and participates in the Episode Management process.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Current RN licensure in state of practice
  • Current CPR certification required
  • Current Driver's License, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation