Registered Nurse Care Manager

Somatus

Somatus

Customer Service
Kentucky, USA · Henderson, KY, USA · United States
Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2024
Overview

As the largest and leading value-based kidney care company, Somatus is empowering patients across the country living with chronic kidney disease to experience more days out of the hospital and healthier at home.

It takes a village of passionate and tenacious innovators to revolutionize an industry and support individuals living with a chronic disease to fulfill our purpose of creating More Lives, Better Lived. Does this sound like you?

Showing Up Somatus Strong

We foster an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration and innovation at every level. Our values bring our mission to life and serve as the DNA for every decision we make:

  • Authenticity: We believe in real dialogue. In any interaction, with patients, partners, vendors, or our teammates, we are true to who we are, say what we mean, and mean what we say.
  • Collaboration: We appreciate what every person at Somatus brings to the table and believe that together we can do and achieve more.
  • Empowerment: We make sure every voice gets heard and all ideas are considered, especially when it comes to our patients’ lives or our partners’ best interests.
  • Innovation: We relentlessly look for ways to improve upon the status quo to continuously deliver new solutions.
  • Tenacity: We see challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement — especially when new solutions will make a difference for our patients and partners.

Showing Up for You

We offer more than 25 Health, Growth, and Wealth Work Perks to help teammates learn, grow, and be the best version of themselves, including:

  • Subsidized, personal healthcare coverage (medical, dental vision)
  • Accrual of 3 weeks’ Vacation (PTO)
  • Professional Development, CEU, and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Curated Wellness Benefits supporting teammates physical and mental well-being
  • Community engagement opportunities
  • And more!

The RN Care Manager is a critical member of the care team consisting of nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, community health workers, and physicians. This position will be working closely with complex renal patients in their home, dialysis center, by phone and electronically as needed. The primary focus will be to improve patient outcomes by helping patients get permanent access, promoting home dialysis modalities & kidney transplantation, educating patients on self-management, addressing risks associated with comorbid conditions, and coordinating their care.

Working in a Hybrid Telehealth environment with a combination of remote days and visits to members’ homes if needed for that market.


Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments that include the medical, behavioral, pharmaceutical, and social needs of the patient, identify gaps in care and barriers to good health; The RN Care Manager is expected to conduct approximately 12 assessments per week and manage a panel of about 150 assessed patients.
  • Based on this assessment, and in conjunction with the patient, patient’s nephrologist & PCP, and other members of the care team, create and implement a care plan that will address identified needs, remove barriers to care, and improve the health of the patient;
  • Coordinate care by serving as the advocate and resource for the patient, their family, and their provider(s);
  • Facilitate care across the continuum of care, spanning settings such as the home, hospital, skilled nursing facility, and acute care facility;
  • Manage patients during periods of transitions of care to facilitate effective transitions and minimize avoidable readmissions;
  • Assess the patient’s knowledge of their renal condition and provide education and self-management support;
  • Provide ongoing reassessment and follow-up to improve patient outcomes.
  • Provide clinical oversight to non-licensed support team of community health workers and health coaches and licensed support team of social workers and renal dietitians, and delegate tasks as appropriate.

Measures of Success

  • Provider Relationships
  • Dialysis Interventions monitoring and coordination
  • Medical Management

Qualifications

Required

  • 1+ years of nursing experience in case management or care management, preferably coordinating care across multiple settings.
  • 2+ years healthcare related experience.
  • Current, unrestricted compact Registered Nurse license
  • Requires all teammates to maintain current, valid BLS certification ONLY from a licensed AHA or American Red Cross training facility or provider.
  • Core values consistent with a patient-centered approach to care
  • Proactively acts as a patient advocate and responds with resolve.
  • Knowledge and experience to empower patients in self-management and shared decision making
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with team members.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills demonstrating respect and cultural awareness during interactions with clients.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Strong community engagement and facilitation skills
  • Ability to travel throughout the assigned region and comfort with conducting home visits depending on the assigned market needs.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Demonstrates empathy, enthusiasm, a great sense of humor, and a strong work ethic.
  • Experience working with vulnerable patient population (ESRD, geriatrics, minorities, low income, uninsured, etc.)
  • Ability to establish rapport with patient and family by inquiring and listening.
  • Familiar with electronic medical records
  • Community Outreach experience preferred.
  • Competence using MS Office products and telecom devices.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. IND1