Access Care Manager

Location: WK Medical Center
Department: Care Management
Classification: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Date Posted: 10/19/2020
Description: The Willis-Knighton Health System Patient Access Care Management Program utilizes a prospective approach for admissions occurring directly from the physician office, emergency room, recovery room, day surgery, and ambulatory services.  The Willis-Knighton Admissions/Access Nurse Care Managers are to review the admission for severity of illness and intensity of services necessary for the treatment plan, upon entry into the health system, and to assist physicians in identifying appropriateness of admission. 

The Access Nurse Care Manager will demonstrate leadership abilities by exhibiting a proactive approach to the care management process. The care management processes, and key elements involved include planning, facilitating, advocating, educating, monitoring, evaluating and measuring the various outcomes for each identified patient population. Demonstrate a commitment to group goals and teamwork. Assumes responsibilities and accountability for own duties and performance.

The Patient Access Program is designed to provide effective communication with the physicians regarding appropriate levels of care and setting, alternative treatment plans and identify and resolve any potential risk management/quality issues. 


Valid Louisiana nursing license (RN)

Prefer a minimum of 5 years clinical experience in an acute care setting or ER.  Must have basic knowledge of insurance. Utilization management and/or Case Management experience desirable.

Willis-Knighton is an equal opportunity employer and thus, manages its employment and employee relations policies, practices and benefits without regard to age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status where otherwise qualified.