Sanford Health Utilization Management Specialist - Clinical Risk/Patient Relations in Bemidji, Minnesota

Job Title: Utilization Management Specialist | Clinical Risk/Patient Relations | Bemidji


State: Minnesota

Department : Clinical Risk/Pt Relations

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Performs utilization management activities in accordance with Utilization Management Plan to assure compliance with accreditation/regulatory requirements. Completes/coordinates activities relating to the implementation, ongoing evaluation and improvements to utilization management processes and/or prior authorization processes. Completes activities relating to determination of medical necessity, authorization, continued stay review and outlier review including diagnosis and procedural coding for working diagnosis related group (DRG) assignment. Collaborates with members of the healthcare team to promote medically necessary resource utilization and achievement of fiscal outcomes. Assists in report preparation, correspondence and maintenance of appropriate records. Educates members of the healthcare team regarding trends, external regulations and internal policies that effect resource utilization and prior authorization. Organizational and communication skills. Dynamic and tactful interpersonal skills, particularly in relating to physicians and other health care professionals. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Ability to organize complex systems of data. Ability to work effectively with both people and data including detailed information. Data management, retrieval and analysis skills. Knowledge of statistics and statistical data displays. Personal commitment to quality of care.


This position is full-time, 64 hours every 2 weeks, with varying shifts and rotating weekends.



Requires current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of practice. Other education required and/or preferred

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

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City: Bemidji

State: Minnesota

Job Function: Clinical Support

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req18527