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UR Lead Case Manager, $5K Sign-on Bonus. Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Job ID 114826 Date posted 11/24/2021
La Mesa, California
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Case Management
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time
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At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to follow your passions wherever they take you.

As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we invite you to join us in providing health care the way it should be. We offer a wide variety of nursing positions — from RNs and clinical nurse leads to case managers and clinical nurse specialists.

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  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Resourceful
  • Advocate
  • Person-centered
  • Critical Thinker

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Our Mission and Values

At Sharp, our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We aim to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients’ expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

We have a vision to transform the health care experience through a culture of caring, quality, safety, service, innovation and excellence. Our goal is to be the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care.

Our team members are the driving force behind our mission and vision. At Sharp, we’re focused on providing an environment that will meet the needs of both our patients and our employees. Our team members are encouraged to connect with their passions and recommit to the purpose of their work each day.


  • Medical, vision
    dental and more

    Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

  • Generous vacation
    holiday and sick leave

    We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.

  • Wellness

    We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.

  • Employee assistance

    At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.

  • Retirement

    We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.

  • Educational opportunities
    and tuition reimbursement

    We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.

  • Discount programs,
    perks and other benefits

    Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.

Job Details


The UR Lead Case manager is responsible for oversight and coordination of the day-to-day operations of case management, utilization review and discharge planning.  Responsibilities include coordinating the daily productivity of the case management staff, monitoring for quality of service, assisting the Director of Case Management and Social Work with operational planning and providing daily work direction to achieve organizational objectives.  The UR Lead Case Manager focuses on department goals, appropriate utilization, discharge planning, staff/team performance and customer satisfaction.

The UR Lead Case Manager is integral to the effective management of the case management department’s daily operations.  Key responsibilities include collaborating with the Director and other Leads to develop/implement procedures to support the operating plan for department, acting as a resource for internal and external stakeholders, participating and leading meetings, forums, and work-groups to improve departmental processes and provide information to internal and external stakeholders and maintaining knowledge of regulatory and health plan issues and benefits impacting utilization management.  The Lead Case Manager manages daily staffing, caseloads and timecards and creates and monitors staff monthly schedules and timecards.  The Lead Case Manager must be able to collaborate and communicate effectively with customers and co-workers to provide a positive work environment and promote teamwork.

The UR Lead Case Manager is part of the Integrated Care Management (ICM) department.  The ICM department at Sharp Grossmont Hospital is comprised of 70+ employees including RN/Social Work Transition Planners, Utilization Review nurses, as well as non-clinical resource care coordinators.  The department operates as a cohesive, high-functioning team working together to provide resources, ensure safe and sustainable care transitions, and promote continued wellness in this diverse community.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 500+ beds.  The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health.  In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices.  This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


$5,000 Sign-On bonus and $1,000 Employee Referral Bonus available for qualified candidates

Relocation bonus may be available to qualified candidates

This position is located in La Mesa, CA (San Diego County)
8-hour day shift with variable start/end times; on-call weekend coverage every 3-4 weeks.  Scheduling to be discussed during interview.
Full-time (1.0 FTE) position (80 hours per pay period)

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse licensure
  • Two or more years Acute Care or Clinical experience in area of specialty
  • Advanced clinical skills in area of expertise
  • 2 years recent clinical experience in Utilization Review, Discharge Planning and/or Case Management in a hospital and/or Managed Care setting
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of utilization management, healthcare finances, alternative options, goals and outcomes, as well as regulatory and professional implications
  • Proficient with information systems and computer programs such as Word, Excel, etc.
  • Effective interpersonal skills: verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate with patients, families, physicians, and other disciplinary team members effectively
  • Skilled in conflict management and resolution
  • Communication and critical thinking skills must be very good to excellent
  • Self-directed and demonstrates ability to prioritize
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible in rapidly changing environment and current health care dynamic climate
  • Ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of team building skills and principles of self-managed work teams

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or health-related field
  • Leadership experience
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM)

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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