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Prior Authorization Review Nurse - Topeka, KS

Date:  Nov 3, 2022

Topeka, KS, US, 66619-1448

Req ID:  14409

It takes great medical minds to create powerful solutions that solve some of healthcare’s most complex challenges. Join us and put your expertise to work in ways you never imagined possible. We know you’ve honed your career in a fast-moving medical environment. While Gainwell operates with a sense of urgency, you’ll have the opportunity to work more flexible hours. And working at Gainwell carries its rewards. You’ll have an incredible opportunity to grow your career in a company that values work-life balance, continuous learning, and career development.



Under minimal direction, provide clinical expertise to staff, management and customer within a health care account. Act as liaison to customers, providers, and recipients by resolving problems and clarifying medical and healthcare issues. Recommend and promote beneficial changes to customer programs to promote access to quality care and control of benefit packages. Assist in adjudication of medically complicated claims. Participate in customer’s policy development. Provide assistance in drafting provider manuals, bulletins, and revisions to promote publication. Assist with organized healthcare groups and associations on various medical issues related to the State’s medical program. This clinician will be part of the Prior Authorization team. The team has the responsibility for the following: to review, assess, and pre-approve selected non-emergency medical services prior to the actual delivery. The clinician is to help with cost containment and utilization review measures to make payment for only those treatments and services that are medically necessary, appropriate, and cost effective. The clinician provides support to the case management functions by accepting treatment plans as a form of prior authorization. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Your role in our mission

  • Provides nursing care for serious occupation and non-occupational injuries and illnesses, based upon nursing assessment, nursing diagnosis and medical directives.
  • Investigates quality and quantity of provided health care to determine adherence with company and governmental policies. Provides nursing care for complex occupational illnesses and injuries at various worksites including emergency care and referrals.
  • Develops and maintains nursing policy and procedure manuals and ensures that information is communicated to appropriate personnel in an accurate manner. Investigates the potential for improvement, and develops and implements new procedures.
  • Serves as case manager for on-site injuries and follow-up care. Assists in determining extent or seriousness of work-related injuries. Administers basic first-aid and assistance and contacts appropriate authorities regarding decisions related to further actions.
  • Maintains health related documentation such as employee medical records. Tracks and records exposure to hazardous environments or chemicals and common injuries to ensure prevention of future occurrence. Provides counseling on routine health subjects and referrals to other health care professionals.
  • Supervises Guides less experienced staff in the delivery of health care consistent with nursing practice standards and established company policies; ensures that appropriate care is provided in a timely manner.
  • Interfaces with line management, safety and industrial hygienists and human resources personnel regarding resolution of pending medical claims or cases related to on-site accidents or injuries to ensure resolution in a timely manner.
  • Plans and evaluates health education programs. Establishes, maintains and reviews nursing record keeping systems to ensure confidentiality and adherence to legal requirements.
  • Conducts in-service education to ensure standardized application of policy and quality of nursing care. Develops medical directives in collaboration with upper management to ensure safety and hygiene of staff and patients.

What we're looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience or combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of two years Medicaid experience or other health care experience preferred
  • Active RN or LPN license in the United States
  • No license restrictions for applicable work
  • Physically located in the United States

What you should expect in this role

This position will work daily (Monday through Friday) in an office in Topeka, Kansas.


The pay range for this position is $50,000.00 - $74,900.00 per year, however, the base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. Put your passion to work at Gainwell. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career in a company that values work flexibility, learning, and career development. All salaried, full-time candidates are eligible for our generous, flexible vacation policy, a 401(k) employer match, comprehensive health benefits, and educational assistance. We also have a variety of leadership and technical development academies to help build your skills and capabilities.


We believe nothing is impossible when you bring together people who care deeply about making healthcare work better for everyone. Build your career with Gainwell, an industry leader. You’ll be joining a company where collaboration, innovation, and inclusion fuel our growth. Learn more about Gainwell at our company website and visit our Careers site for all available job role openings.


Gainwell Technologies is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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