Through home and facility visits and community events, the PHN Case Manger instructs individuals and families in health education and disease prevention. The PHN Case Manager also serves as the lead Diabetes Case Manager overseeing three other diabetes case managers. The PHN Case Manager participates in all diabetes related activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Conducts home visits to appropriate enrolled IHC patients to determine patient needs and provides Public Health Nursing services. Instructs family in care and rehabilitation of patient and in the maintenance of health and prevention of disease for individuals, family members and the community.
Develops, plans and implements a coordinated patient - centered care plan for individuals and families including the establishment of priority health needs and evaluation of care. Instructs individuals, families and caregivers to recognize early signs of disease and deviations from normal health and how to initiate appropriate action.
Serves as the Diabetes Management (DM) Team Lead Case Manager. Manages the productivity and performance of other DM Team members (Registered Dietitian, Physical Activity Specialist, Public Health Representative). Responsible for meeting grant objectives of the SDPI (Special Diabetes Program for Indians) grant.
Attends appropriate internal and external partnership meetings on behalf of the Public Health Programs Department, as assigned.
Participates in community health screenings by performing screening tests as authorized and interprets findings to individuals and/or families. Assists participants in identifying goals and activities that will lead to improved health outcome.
As a Diabetes Team member, participates in all aspects of the Diabetes program and other programs. Activities include Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), Diabetes Case Management, Intense Case Management, Interdepartmental Collaboratives, and other associated committees and staff meetings.
Submits all patient documentation according to IHC Policies and Procedures within the appropriate timeframe.
Interprets social and physical factors in the environment that affect the patient’s care. Recognizes attitudes and cultural patterns related to health and researches culturally appropriate informational and educational materials, guides and brochures.
Participates in educational activities including Quarterly IHC staff and departmental meetings, mandatory IHC training and continuing education.
Assists in the design and implementation of field investigations and research projects as assigned.
Participates in Peer Review.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (BSN) in Nursing
Minimum of one 1-year hospital experience
Minimum 1-year public health experience to include home visits.
Prefer applicants with 3-5 years public health nurse experience, doing home visits and managing patient case load of up to 50-100.
Must have minimum 1-year management and supervisory experience, preferably of other public health case managers.
Experience with grants.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGULATIONS
Active, unrestricted California RN license.
California Public Health Nurse (PHN) Certification.
Valid California driver’s license in good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Current CPR certification or attain within 6 months of hire.
Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test to include marijuana. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.
Must pass a criminal background check.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of Public Health Nursing intervention and concepts designed to prevent disease as required by local health regulation.
Knowledge of diabetes.
Skilled in case management, preferably of diabetic patients.
Skilled in effective management of subordinates.
Skilled in working effectively with other team members to coordinate care of patients.
Knowledge of managing grant objectives, writing reports, conducting meetings to work toward grant objectives.
Additional Salary Information: $84,500 - $88,000 annually commensurate with experience.
We offer an attractive benefits package: PPO medical, dental and vision insurance (low employee contribution), company paid life, AD&D and disability insurance, malpractice coverage for providers, 403b retirement with company matching, generous vacation and sick time, paid holidays including employee birthday. We provide reimbursement for professional license(s), certifications such as CPR and continuing education units. Our facility also qualifies as a high need area for Loan Repayment Programs through HRSA.
Internal Number: 1121
About Indian Health Council, Inc.
Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) established in 1970, is a consortium of nine tribes dedicated to the continual betterment of Indian Health, wholeness, and well-being. With a main facility located adjacent to the Rincon reservation in Pauma Valley and the Santa Ysabel Community Health Center located on the Santa Ysabel Reservation, IHC provides a full spectrum of on-site and outreach services and programs to the North San Diego County reservations of Inaja-Cosmit, La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma, Rincon, San Pasqual, and Santa Ysabel.
Our Mission is to continually nurture a balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Our Vision is to ensure the integrity of an environment that is one with nature's element, community, traditions, and values that promote health and wellness for the future generations.