UC San Diego Health
  • 14-Dec-2018 to 12-Feb-2019 (PST)
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Patient Care Coordinator RN

Location: UC San Diego Health Jacobs Medical Center - La Jolla

Job Number: UC122018LJPCC

Job Category: Nursing
Department: Patient Care Coordinator
Description: UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the "gold standard" for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

Under general supervision, the Care Manager is responsible for facilitating the patient's hospitalization from pre-admission through discharge. The Care Manager coordinates with physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers to expedite medically appropriate cost effective care. The Care Manager applies clinical expertise and medical appropriateness criteria to resource utilization and discharge planning. The Care Manager will communicate with administration and the healthcare team as needed to facilitate patient care.

The ED Care Manager works with the ED physician to ensure patients are in the correct status upon admission. The ED Care Manager focuses on the alternative discharge strategies for those patients not meeting acute level of care needs, and works with Social Workers to provide appropriate community resources and follow up care to prevent unnecessary readmissions to the hospital and inappropriate utilization of the ED.


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the State of California.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Minimum three (3) years of acute care RN experience.

  • Minimum one (1) year of acute case management experience.

  • Proficiency in Information Systems, databases, and computer programs including MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Knowledge of payer industry, resource management, reimbursement, and evidence-based clinical practice.

  • Ability to construct grammatically correct correspondence and reports using standard medical terminology.

  • Excellent relationship and management skills, including a high degree of psychological sophistication and non-aggressive assertiveness.

  • Ability to problem solve, engage in abstract thought, and successfully manage conflicts.

  • Strong negotiation, organizational, delegation and task prioritization skills.


  • BSN - MSN.
  • ACM and/or CCM certificate.
  • Previous utilization management or revenue cycle experience.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a diverse team consisting of physicians, nurses, finance, billing, etc.
  • Previous Supervisory/Management experience.
  • Experience with Epic, Midas, ECIN, Interqual.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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