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Health Care Case Manager for Mercer South (Trenton, NJ)
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Healthcare-Pharmacy Manager
Specialty Ambulatory Care
Location 08608 , Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title

Health Care Case Manager for Mercer South (Trenton, NJ)

Job Category

Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical) - Nursing


SN-FXB Center-Chp Program


Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), established in 1971, offers a full continuum of evidence based behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey. UBHCs 1,060 experienced behavioral health professionals and support staff are dedicated to treatment, prevention, and education. UBHC, one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, has a budget of $260 million and has 15 sites throughout New Jersey. Services are readily accessible and include: inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, screening, crisis stabilization, family/caregiver support, community outreach and case management, supportive housing, supported employment, prevention and consultation, employee assistance programs, and a licensed therapeutic school from preschool through high school. Specialty services include the New Jersey suicide prevention helpline and peer help lines for police, veterans, active military, teachers, mothers of special needs children and child protective service workers. In FY2016, UBHC treated 16,199consumers, had 24,502 admissions, and touched the lives of 19,441 individual callers through peer support. In addition, UBHC is the primary mental health training resource for the New Jersey Departments of Human Services, Children and Families, and Corrections, delivering 16,000 trainings each year.

Posting Summary

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Health Care Case Manager for the Department of Child Health Program at Rutgers School of Nursing.

The Heath Care Case Management position (HCCM) functions to support the Department of Children and Families (DCF)/Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P) in meeting the health care and protection needs of children in out-of-home placement, in collaboration with other staff of the Child Health Unit in that local office. Provides nursing case management services in home, local office and health care settings. Nursing case management services include nursing assessment of a childs health status and care needs, development of a health plan, maintenance of a health passport/health summary, ongoing monitoring, coordination of care, advocacy, and health education to assure that each child in out-of-home placement receives appropriate health care per EPSDT and American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.

Among the key duties of the position are the following:

Upon entry into out-of-home placement, assists with enrollment of a child in a managed care entity and identification of a medical home (primary care provider), and informs the child, caregiver and DCF/CP&P, as needed.
Assesses a childs heath care status and needs by retrieving a complete health history through obtaining and reviewing all medical records and interviewing past providers and caregivers; forwards all information to the medical home and other health providers as needed.
Schedules an Initial Physical Health Evaluation, in consultation with the caregiver and DCF/CP&P, reviews the preliminary and final reports, and ensures that all recommendations for health care are completed.
Develops a child health care plan in collaboration with the childs medical home, as well as involved specialists, caregivers, other community service providers, and when appropriate, DCF/CP&P.
Facilitates transfer of care and records to an identified medical home and HMO care manager, if applicable, when the child is changing placement or upon reunification/permanent placement.
Conducts nursing placement assessments on children entering or changing out-of-home placement, when appropriate.
Provides assistance when accidents or illness occur in workplace emergencies; performs CPR as indicated, and notifies 911 and supervisor.

Position Status

Full Time

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Union Description

HPAE, Local 5094

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Seniority Unit

Terms of Appointment

Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility



Minimum Education and Experience

A Bachelors Degree in Nursing or a BA / BS degree in a health related field required; may substitute years of pediatric nursing experience for degree.
A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in pediatric nursing required.


Current licensure as a Registered Nurse, required.
Current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers required.
Vehicle and a valid license required for off-site visits.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

This position requires computer literacy/computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) years of experience in nursing case management, community health nursing, or nursing care of vulnerable families preferred.

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Physical Demands and Work Environment

Standing, bending, and walking (up and down) stairs and the ability to lift 50 pounds (infants/children records) to waist level. No special vision requirements.

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Regional Campus

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus

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Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidates offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.