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Thursday, September 3, 2009



If you are a nurse (or know a nurse) interested in being a part time university-level Nursing clinical instructor, here's your chance!!!! Washington Adventist University (formerly Columbia Union College) is looking for a medical-surgical clinical instructor for 4th year BSN nursing students. Requirements are: (1) a BSN degree, and (2) medical-surgical nursing experience withing the past 3 years. The University is located in Takoma Park, Maryland, and the clinical site will be Shady Grove Hospital on a stroke unit. If you're interested, act fast!!!! Clinical sessions for this particular class will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There is some flexibility about time-of-day, but 6:45am to 2:45pm would be optimal for CUC. Call the nursing department at 301-891-4544 and say you want to talk to Valerie Swan, about the med-surg clinical instructor position. If you get voicemail, Mrs. Swan says LEAVE A MESSAGE and she'll call you back!!!

Good Luck!!!

JC Leahy

PS: Here's another job opportunity that has come up, if you are a nurse wishing to work for an insurance company. I believe this one is in PA:

Job title: Appeals Nurse Analyst-Highmark Medicare Services
Job Opening #: 1
Posting Dates:
Internal: 9/3/09-9/11/09
External: 9/3/09-9/11/09
Salary Grade/Salary Range: SO3:48720/60900/73080
Locations: Camp Hill
Job Opening ID: 58386

This position is responsible for the following: Conducting a review of medical documentation to provide a clinical determination on a Part A and/or Part B case file by applying Medicare coding and policies and rendering a first level appeal decision. This position is located in our Camp Hill department and supports work being conducted in Pittsburgh, Camp Hill and Williamsport units. The position is responsible for rendering a clinical decision based on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) national requirements, Highmark Medicare Services local policies, Social Security Act and the accepted medical standards of practice. The incumbent will use his/her clinical knowledge along with the Medicare guidelines to render a clinical decision. This is accomplished through working within several computer systems, Standard Medicare Systems (FISS or MCS), an Oracle database (Part A), On-line forms and Lotus Notes; as well as through utilization of advanced computer skills for Internet research and Windows applications. The incumbent is responsible to meet workload expectations as established by management.

A high school diploma or GED. One to three years of experience in clinical decision making. A current LPN or RN license designation.

A Bachelors degree in Nursing (BSN) or Business Administration. Certification in Certified Professional Coder, Certified Professional Utilization.

Maureen Fairbanks
Affirmative Action & Diversity Consultant
Highmark Inc.

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