Utilization Manager Reviewer Registered Nurse - SWHR CIN - Fort Worth

RN/Registered Nurse
20007204 Requisition #
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Southwestern Health Resources is seeking to hire a Utilization Manager Reviewer Registered Nurse to support our Southwestern Health Resources Utilization Management Department.


Please note: Southwestern Health Resources Clinically Integrated Network (SWHR CIN) is an affiliated company of Texas Health and UT Southwestern.  If hired for this position, you will become a SWHR CIN employee rather than a Texas Health or UT Southwestern employee.


The address is 900 Jerome Street Suite 306, Fort Worth Texas, 76104

Salary range is $33.57/hour – Max 49.40/hour – based on relevant experience.

Work Schedule  

Monday through Friday; 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM with occasional weekends


The essential duties of this position are:

The UM Reviewer RN is accountable for performing initial, concurrent, or post service review activities; discharge care coordination; and assisting with efficiency and quality assurance of medical necessity reviews in alignment with Federal, State, Plan, and Accreditation standards. The UM reviewer serves as a liaison between providers/ facilities and Care Management Division. The essential job duties for this position are:


Supports the Collaborative Care Management Model as a working partner with physicians, social workers, pharmacists and other professional staff.

• Accurately applies decision support criteria

• Demonstrates proficiency with caseload assignment and ability to manage complex cases effectively.

• Demonstrates an understanding of funding resources, services and clinical standards and outcomes.

• Demonstrates knowledge of case management standards of practice and processes including identification and assessment, planning, interventions and evaluation.

• Demonstrates a solid understanding of managed care trends, Medicare, and Medicaid regulations, reimbursement and the effect on utilization and outcomes of the different methods of reimbursement.

• Demonstrates the ability to develop departmental interfaces with internal and external customers to provide exemplary service and achieve goals.

• Demonstrates participation in multi-disciplinary team rounds if designated to cover a facility designed to address

utilization/resource and progression of care issues. Assists in developing and implement an improvement plan to address issues.

• Implement discharge plan to prevent avoidable days or delays in discharge.

• Transition patient to next level of care in coordination with facility Discharge Planner.

• Identify and refer complex risk members to case management.

• Complete documentation timely, completely, and accurately in accordance with: (a) eligibility and benefits (b) clinical guidelines/criteria (c) legal and regulatory requirements.

• Identify documents and refer cases to the UM Team Leader for medical review when services do not meet medical necessity criteria, and/or appropriate level of care, and/or potential quality issues.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

• Associate's Degree Nursing required or

• Bachelor's Degree Nursing preferred

• Master's Degree Nursing preferred

• 3 years Utilization management experience in an acute or post-acute provider, health plan or other care company experience required and

• 2 years’ experience in direct patient care as an RN, preferred acute care (ER, ICU, or Medical/ Surgical) required and

• 5 years’ experience in Health Plan Utilization Review, Discharge Planning and Medical Case Management preferred.

• Registered Nurse license upon hire required


• Experience and knowledge of Milliman Guidelines or similar clinical guidelines preferred

• Strong analytical and organizational skills

• Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in work environment.

• Knowledge of specific regulatory, managed care requirements, and strong attention to detail.

• Working knowledge of computers and basic software applications used in job functions such as word processing, graphics, databases, spreadsheets, etc


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