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Medical University of South Carolina MUHA RN23 Utilization Management Nurse I (PRN) in Charleston, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 8

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: PRN-Day

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/Purpose : The Utilization Management Nurse (UMN) I reports to the Manager of Case Management and Care Transitions. Under general guidance of the Utilization Management Team Leader, the UM Nurse I is responsible for facilitating optimal reimbursement through accurate certification of the assigned patients. This position conducts initial admission reviews and refers cases for secondary review when appropriate. This role ensures the adherence to regulatory requirements with Medicare, FFS Medicaid, and other government payers. The UM Nurse refers and consults with the multidisciplinary team to promote appropriate communication of the review results to hospital revenue professionals to ensure proper utilization of hospital resources for accurate reimbursement.

Minimum Training and Education: Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing and three years’ work experience as a Registered Nurse required. Prior leadership experience preferred. One year of case management and/or utilization management work experience preferred. Staff hired pior to July 1, 2013 will be grandfathered in regards to education requirement. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with InterQual or Milliman and Robinson screening criteria desired.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensure as a registered nurse by the state of South Carolina or compact state required.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

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