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Full-time Telephonic Case Manager I

at Sedgwick CMS in Ohio

Telephonic Case Manager I

CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER!

Continuing double-digit revenue growth rates and progressive employment practices make Sedgwick Claims Management Services the place where great people can do great things for clients while maximizing their career possibilities. We have earned a reputation for innovation, quality, sustained growth, financial stability and a colleague-friendly work environment. We are proud to have been voted the Best TPA in America for 2005 and 2006, and the first and only Third Party Administrator to receive the coveted Employer of Choice designation. Come be a part of our team and "Claim Your Future."

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To perform initial and ongoing clinical assessment and evaluate need for alternative treatment; to negotiate and coordinate appropriate medical treatment and length of disability with providers and employers; and to implement a case management plan with ongoing monitoring to ensure quality and appropriate service delivery of the case management process.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performs initial and ongoing clinical assessment via telephone calls to client (injured employee), employer, physician and attorney as indicated. Assessment of client's situation will include psychosocial needs, cultural implications and support systems in place.
- Creates a case management plan based on the assessment with measurable goals and objectives utilizing evidenced-based criteria; monitors ongoing progress toward these goals and objectives; implements plan through case management interventions and communication with all parties to reach desired goals and objectives.
- Evaluates need for alternative treatment.
- Negotiates appropriate level and intensity of care and disability duration with providers through use of medical and disability duration guidelines, adhering to quality assurance standards.
- Negotiates and coordinates a prompt return-to-work with employer.
- Measures interventions to determine the outcomes of the case manager's involvement to include clinical, financial, variance, quality of life, and client satisfaction; maintains accurate record of management including costs, savings and demographic data.
- Provides case direction and supervision to field case specialists when on-site intervention is required; ensures quality and appropriate service delivery.
- Communicates effectively with handling claims examiner, client, claimant, attorney and supervisor.
- Maintains client's privacy and confidentiality; promotes client safety and advocacy; and adheres to ethical, legal, accreditation and regulatory standards.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Supports the organization's quality program(s).

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Licensing
- Active RN license(s) required. Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience preferred. Certification in case management, rehabilitation nursing or a related specialty is highly preferred.

Experience

At least one of the following is required:
- Two (2) years of direct clinical care OR
- Two (2) years of case management/utilization management

Skills & Knowledge
- Knowledge of workers compensation laws and regulations
- Excellent oral and written communication, including presentation skills
- PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
- Leadership/management/motivational skills
- Analytical and interpretive skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent negotiation skills
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies

WORK ENVIRONMENT
When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.

Mental: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines

Physical: Computer keyboarding, travel as required

Auditory/Visual: Hearing, vision and talking

The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.

Sedgwick CMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and a
Drug-Free Workplace

Must be licensed RN in OH

How to apply: DO NOT use the Apply Online button. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar:
http://sedgwickcms.contacthr.com/21159539


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