The purpose of this position is to ensure that Archcare members obtain timely, cost-effective, quality care in the appropriate setting. The primary role of the Utilization Review (UR) Nurse is to provide clinical support to the Clinical Services Department and Medical Director to assure that our members receive all appropriate medical services in compliance with medical and regulatory guidelines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, review and authorization of Outpatient Services. review of requests for pre-authorization of elective admission and procedures. inpatient admission review. review of continuing stay and discharge planning. and coordination of care and services of select member populations with common chronic conditions. In all areas, the UR Nurse is charged with managing the delivery of care in an effective, professional and compassionate manner.