Responsible for the clinical oversight of case management. Collaborates to continually improve the process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, discharge planning and advocacy for options and services to meet the patient and family comprehensive health needs. Duties also include the implementation and monitoring of processes to ensure the reduction of extended length of stay (LOS), readmission and appropriate patient level of care status within the facility. Collaborates with the department Directors/Managers and Physicians to support appropriate documentation as it relates to quality, patient care and safety. Develops and coordinates processes to improve staff effectiveness and efficiencies related to UR, discharge planning, CM and physician/staff satisfaction. Will serve as a resource specialist/consultant, responsible to assess, conduct and evaluate formal clinical reviews/audits to achieve regulatory readiness and organizational compliance with local, state and federal agencies. Utilizes communication and available resources to promote quality cost effective outcomes. Engages in standardizing a care coordination model throughout the facility, with ongoing metrics for evaluation and improvement of patient care.