Case Management RN Lead

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Nursing


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Lead Case Manager Registered Nurse.

Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

You’re equally comfortable with integrated case management, working independently, and working with an interdisciplinary team.

You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.


As a Lead Case Manager RN, you will have the opportunity to act as a resource and shift lead in the daily operations and activities of Care Coordination and assure continued growth, learning, and accountability for outcomes within the department.

is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.

are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

Your day.

As a Lead Case Manager RN, you need to know how to:

  • Lead the day to day work Implements directives related to adjusting staffing levels based on service needs and volumes. Act as a resource. Perform case management duties as required.
  • Participate and lead improvement initiatives. Coordinate orientation and training of new associates. Ensure staff competency through proper training techniques and conduct quality audits.
  • Participate in problem solving to address issues relating to patient safety, care and service. Support and promote effective working relations and work effectively as part of a department/unit team and interdepartmentally to facilitate that department’s ability to meet its goals and objective. Collaborate with department leadership team to coordinate care with other departments and promote the highest level of patient care and satisfaction.
  • May participate in human resource functions. May participate in the interview process and provide feedback to leadership team on candidates. Provide education/training and performance feedback for associates in the department. Participate in policy and procedure development. Present and document staff meetings as required.
  • Participate in leading quality and performance improvement initiatives. Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines and established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Coordinate the care and services for patients identified as needing assistance or meeting Care Management criteria. Collect in-depth information about a patient’s medical, functional, and social condition to identify individual needs in order to develop a plan to meet those needs. Work with patient and family/caregivers to determine specific goals and actions based on assessment. Coordinate discharge planning. Execute specific interventions to meet established goals. Organize, integrate and coordinate the necessary resources to accomplish the goals and plan.
  • Assess the patient’s prior level of functioning, access to and/or use of community resources and available support systems. Assist the care team in developing a plan of care which includes, but is not limited to: assuring appropriateness of services and care setting, assuring individualized support and education, determining the need for continued services, planning for discharge, and identifying and connecting patients/families with available community resources if needed. Collaborate with Physicians and other members of the health care team on the patient’s behalf.
  • Identify appropriate admission and continued stay issues. Enhance the quality of patient care through effective and efficient use of resources. Help to identify strategies for reducing length of stay and appropriate utilization of services. Utilize criteria including clinical pathway data and implement strategies to resolve controllable variances.
  • Attend, facilitate and participate in rounds and case conferences. Advocate for patient rights. Monitor efficiency and availability of services and evaluate outcomes through variance tracking, data collection.
  • Identify needs, facilitates, or provide education to physicians and ancillary departments/nursing units regarding case management, discharge planning process, and roles. Participate in multidisciplinary groups and development of guidelines.
  • Your experience.

    We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) may be required for some care sites)
  • Current Colorado RN license or compact license with the ability to obtain Colorado RN license
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and desktop software, including Microsoft Office
  • Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) (BSN may be the minimum requirement at some care sites)
  • At least three (3) years of experience in a case management role
  • Your next move.

    Now that you know more about being a Lead Case Manager RN on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

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