PAC Nurse

PAC Nurse



USD $28.85/Hr.


USD $38.46/Hr.


ThePAC Nurseis a telephonic position responsible for managing the length of stay (LOS) for Long Term Acute Hospital (LTACH), Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), and Institutional Rehab Facility (IRF) for their assigned post-acute care facilities through collaborationPAC Nursewill also collaborate with key facility personnel as well as with CareCentrix internal Medical Directors, Market Engagement Directors and Nurse Managers to develop and maintain a timely discharge plan.


In this role, you will:

  • For assigned post-acute facilities:
    • Establish scheduled telephonic touch points with each facility point person to review each member within that facility and confirm appropriateness for continued stay.
    • Authorize continued stay at SNF, IRF, LTACH and Home Health care (if delegated) using approved medical care guidelines and collaboration with key facility personnel within the healthcare setting.
    • Use clinical expertise, review clinical information and clinical criteria to determine if the service/device meets medical necessity for the member.
    • Ensure case review and elevation to complete the determination is rendered within the contractual and regulatory turnaround time standards to meet both contractual and regulatory requirements.
  • Interact with the PAC Medical Director as needed to ensure proper medical necessity decisions are being rendered. Partner closely with the PAC Medical Director in care planning and goal setting, reviewing discharge plans and length of stay status to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Act as a clinical resource for unlicensed Post-Acute Care Coordinators, providing clinical expertise and helping to clarify referral source directives. Receive/respond to requests from unlicensed staff regarding scripted clinical questions and issues.
  • Act as the primary contact to the post-acute facility or facilities to which they are assigned to obtain all clinical information required and to proactively obtain patient status updates.
  • Through the Supervisor, work closely with Market Engagement Directors to efficiently address potential facility concerns, pushback or gaps in process.
  • Communicate customer service/provider issues to supervisor for logging and resolution.

Support the following additional duties as requested:

          • Participate in performance and operational improvement activities.
          • Participate in and contribute to ongoing quality assessment/improvement activities, ensures the collection of data for improvement analysis and prepares reports as requested.
          • Assist team in implementing and maintaining standardized operational processes to ensure compliance to company policies, legal requirements and regulatory mandates.
          • Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
          • Participate in an annual Inter-rater reliability Testing Process.
          • Schedule options vary with this role based on business needs, currently we need nurses willing to work weekend schedules.


You should reach out if:

  • You hold a current and unrestricted license as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse
  • You have Associate’s Degree or Diploma in Nursing/Practical Nursing or the equivalent
  • You possess a minimum of 2 years clinical experience in a clinical setting
  • You are an expert in Utilization Management and knowledge of URAC & NCQA standards
  • You have a broad knowledge of health care delivery/managed care regulations and experience with evidence based care guidelines (i.e. MCG/Milliman, InterQual)
  • You have excellent negotiation, influencing, problem solving and decision making skills required
  • You possess organizational skills and are able to effectively manage and prioritize tasks
  • You can work independently, utilizing sound clinical judgment and critical thinking skills under minimal supervision
  • You must have a strong commitment to quality and standards

What we offer:

  • Salary Range: $32.00 – $36.00 / hour plus Annual Corporate Bonus incentive
  • Full range of benefits including Health, Dental and Vision with HSA Employer Contributions and Dependent Care FSA Employer Match
  • Generous PTO, 401K Savings Plan, Paid Parental Leave, free on-demand Virtual Fitness Training and more
  • Advancement Opportunities, professional skills training, and tuition /exam reimbursement
  • PayActiv – access earned income in between pay checks
  • Walgreens Discount – receive up to 25% off eligible items
  • Great culture with a sense of community

CareCentrix maintains a drug-free workplace