Apr 27, 2022

Trauma Nurse Case Manager

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

locationsKansas City, KS
time typeFull time
posted onPosted 30+ Days Ago
job requisition idR-14474

Position Title

Trauma Nurse Case Manager

Main Campus

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Position Summary / Career Interest:

As a Nurse Case Manager at the region’s best hospital*, you will put your clinical skills and knowledge to use in a whole new and meaningful way. Join our team of respected nurses and social workers who profoundly impact patients across the entire continuum of care. If you are compassionate, organized, collaborative, and enthusiastic, this position will provide you an opportunity to fully develop your interests and talents. You will play essential roles both within our dynamic department and within smaller, interdisciplinary, patient-focused teams that serve some of the most complex patients in the region.

*The University of Kansas Hospital is the region’s most experienced nationally verified Level I Trauma Center, designated by the American College of Surgeons. We received Level I verification in September 2000. This recognizes our ability to provide round-the-clock care for patients with the most serious trauma injuries, from admission through rehabilitation and follow-up care.

*Only a limited number of trauma programs in the U.S have received the ACS Level I rating, the highest rating a program can achieve

* #1 Hospital in Kansas and Kansas City Metro, US News & World Report

* One of America’s Best Employers, Forbes, 2022 and one of only 35 healthcare providers nationwide named to the list of best large employers

* Magnet-recognized since 2006


  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for achievement of optimal outcomes within their scope of practice. Follows policies, procedures and standards; complies with Corporate Compliance program. Assumes responsibility for risk and safety issues associated with the position. Takes call as required by the department expectations. Performs specific job responsibilities and demonstrates accountability for own actions and decisions.
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge and competence related to the expectations of their position and practices within their scope. Brings ideas and concerns to supervisor, participates in department decision making. Maintains current licensure. Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for identification and access to services.
  • Advocates for the protection of the patient's health, safety and rights. Ensures patient choice and consistently supports a patient centered environment.
  • Assures prudent utilization of all resources (fiscal, staff resources, environmental, equipment and services) by evaluating the options available. Demonstrates ability to balance cost and quality to assure the optimal clinical and financial outcomes. Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Communicates timely, relevant and accurate information to all parties involved with patient's care. Communicates effectively and frequently within the multidisciplinary team and patient/family throughout the hospitalization.
  • Facilitates the progression of care by advancing the care plan to achieve desired outcomes. Monitors the patient's progression towards the desired outcome. Facilitates discharge planning, resource referral and patient education.
  • Integrates the work of the healthcare team by coordinating resources and services necessary to accomplish agreed-upon goals and desired discharge plan. Continuously monitors the patient through frequent interactions starting at admission thru discharge.
  • Works collaboratively with patients, families, all members of the healthcare team, and community partners to make an appropriate discharge plan based on identified needs. The case manager and healthcare team are jointly accountable for measurable outcomes which are cost effective and reflect patient preferences and values. Participates as a member of a team to achieve organizational and departmental goals.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



  • Registered Nurse license in State of Kansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or related field)
  • 2 years clinical experience
  • High degree of cognitive skill - strong attention to detail required
  • Basic typing and word processing ability required.
  • Ability to proficiently read and document in electronic medical record required.


  • 2 years clinical experience in health care setting.

Time Type:

Full time

Job Requisition ID:


We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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