Registered Nurse (RN) - Utilization Manager - St. Anne Campus - Full Time

  • Ochsner Rush Health
  • Meridian, MS
  • Sep 23, 2022
Full Time Nursing

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate.  We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. 

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.  Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today! 

This job is a registered Nurse with a diverse medical background, who is able to determine the psychosocial, environmental, family economic dynamics that may affect the patient. This job confirms a clear, specific care setting order by the physician and applies hospital approved medical necessity criteria to review appropriate admissions, levels of care and continued stay. Documents completed reviews in the hospital approved data set and discusses, when appropriate, alternative care options with the ED, Admitting or Attending Physician. Functions as the liaison and communicator with the patient, caregivers, multi-disciplinary team members as well as post-acute care and third party payers.


Required - Registered Nurse Diploma or equivalent

Work Experience

Required - 1 year of Hospital based experience in the delivery of patient care.

Experience functioning independently and working well within a team setting. 
Experience responding to change positively and working calmly as well as efficiently in high pressure situations.

Preferred- Experience in Case Management or Utilization Review
Business and Financial Knowledge as well as understanding of Health Care Delivery Systems 


Required - Current State of Louisiana Registered Nurse License. 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to respond to change positively and work calmly, as well as efficiently in high pressure situations.
  • Ability to function independently and work well within a team setting.
  • Sense of objectivity, strong ethical principles, professionalism, sense of humor, strong work ethic, energy, and creativity

Job Duties

  • Supports the values of Service Excellence, Teamwork and Integrity. Maintains minimum standards for licensure and strives for professional /personal development.

  • Performs Pre-Admission, Admission and Continued Stay activities

  • Maintains open communication with all appropriate parties.

  • Manages aspects of the planning process in anticipation of the patient’s movement through the healthcare system.

  • Proactively interacts with managed care/ third party payers to obtain financial certification, to appropriate reimbursement and minimize reimbursement denials.

  • Manages the care of assigned patients through the healthcare system based on the patient’s individual needs.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Other related duties as required.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occassionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force.  Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

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