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This position covers Billings/Bozeman MT and Northern WY
Responsible for assessing and analyzing an injured employee to evaluate the medical and vocational needs required to facilitate the patients appropriate and timely return to work. Acts as a liaison with patient/family, employer, provider(s), insurance companies, and healthcare personnel.
Assesses and analyzes an injured employees medical and vocational status; develops a plan of care to facilitate the patients appropriate and timely return to work.
Interviews patients in their homes, work-sites, or physicians office to provide ongoing case management services.
Monitors patient progress toward desired outcomes through assessment and evaluation.
Communicates both in-person and telephonically with patient, medical providers, attorneys, employers and insurance carriers; prepares all required documentation of case work activities.
May arrange referrals, consultations and therapeutic services for patients; confers with specialists concerning course of care and treatment.
Develops and administers educational and prevention programs.
Applies all laws and regulations that apply to the provision of rehabilitation services; applies all special instructions required by individual insurance carriers and referral sources.
Testifies as required to substantiate any relevant case work or reports.
Daily travel in the field.
Registered Nurse (RN) with active state license in good standing in the state where job duties are performed.
Minimum 2 years clinical nursing background
Prior case management and workers' compensation experience preferred
Ability to multitask in a fast paced work environment
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with ability to work automated files and use smartphone
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN) is required
Nursing/Certified Case Manager (CCM) is desired
Functional - Nursing/Case Management/1-3 Years
Functional - Nursing/Critical Care/1-3 Years
This position is 100% telework with local travel in the field visiting claimants/injured workers and attending doctor visits, visiting employers, etc. Candidates applying for this position need to reside in or close to the Billings, MT area.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
High initiative, challenging position that utilizes critical thinking and effective communication skills while working with injured workers, employers, claims examiners, attorneys, and treatment providers to improve patient outcomes. Evaluates injured workers' medical and vocational needs to develop a specialized plan of care that promotes successful return to work while assisting in the coordination of therapeutic services. Monitors injured workers' progress toward desired outcomes in a variety of environments, including the home, work site, and physician office settings.
Opportunity to make a positive impact in the life of an injured worker. Aetna benefits package.
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