Kettering Health Network

RN Utilization Management Onsite - Dayton/Washington Township - Full-Time - Days

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/18/2022 10:00 AM)
Job ID
Job Category
Registered Nurse
Job Type
First Shift
# of Openings
80 Hours Per Pay Period/FTE 1.0


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Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.


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Campus Overview

Kettering Health Dayton

  • Kettering Health Dayton, formerly Grandview Medical Center, has been providing care to Dayton and surrounding communities for over 90 years.
  • Over 20 specialties, including orthopedics, heart and vascular, surgery, and trauma services.
  • KH Dayton expanded their Emergency Department as well as their heart & vascular services to include an additional catheterization lab and electrophysiology lab.
  • Partners with Gem City Market to provide fresh fruits and vegetables every Tuesday within the hospital. 
  • One of the largest osteopathic teaching hospitals in the United States.
  • 371 bed facility
  • Over the past several years, KH Dayton has received many awards, including:
    • Top 100 Hospital
    • Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades in 2019.
    • Received an “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

Job Summary 

  • The Utilization Management Specialist will perform utilization review functions for KHN hospitals.
  • Review inpatient and observation admissions to ensure correct assignment of Admission status. Communicates concurrently and resolves medical necessity discrepancies with physicians and other hospital leadership as needed.  
  • Responsible for completing clinical review on all assigned patients and communicating the reviews on a timely basis to payors.
  • Obtain authorizations in a timely manner for all patients/payors as assigned.
  • Responsible for communicating and collaborating with all necessary parties (Physician Advisors, Care Coordination, Patient Financial Services, payors etc.) and documenting all pertinent information in a timely manner within required hospital systems
  • Knowledge and application of federal, state, HFAP and Quality improvement regulations
  • Use KHN common screening tool (Indicia/Milliman) for as clinical criteria
  • Track, trend and report payor specific issues.
  • Identify potential or actual denials for admission or ongoing stay both during the patient’s hospital stay and post-discharge.
  • Review and decide the validity of medical necessity payer denials in collaboration with Physician Advisors.
  • Submit payer denial appeals based on contact with payers and research.
  • Participate in design of workflows and procedures to reduce incidence of denials.
  • Participate in Payer escalation and Administrative Law Judge hearings as needed to pursue reversal of denials, as needed. 

Educational Requirements 

  • Graduate of accredited RN nursing program with a current unrestricted license to practice in Ohio
  • BSN from an accredited school or Healthcare related BS required, Master’s degree preferred


  • Requires/preferred two years’ experience in utilization management, case management, care coordination, clinical outcomes and/or clinical documentation improvement.
  • Five years clinical experience minimum, Critical care or ED experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Milliman Care Guidelines, as well as knowledge of third-party payer regulations related to utilization and quality review preferred. MCG Certification required within one year of hire to department.
  • Case Management certification preferred. ACM or equivalent certification required within two years of hire.
  • Knowledge and application of federal, state, HFAP and Quality improvement regulations
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Must successfully self-direct daily workflow and identify priority tasks.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with and establish and maintain good rapport with physicians, clinicians and other related stakeholders including other health team members and hospital and network leaders.
  • Ability to accept responsibility, analyzes problems, evaluate reports, and make decisions and recommendations required.
  • Experience working with process improvement principles
  • Demonstrates flexibility with a willingness to learn and adapt to changes in regulations and task-related priorities.
  • Actively participates in meetings.
  • Experience with computers required. Experience with Microsoft applications and EPIC software preferred.
  • Proficient typing skills.
  • Must be flexible and able to manage job functions despite shifting priorities.


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