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RN (Registered Nurse) Hospice Liaison

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Warren
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthNew Hires Eligible for ***$10,000 Sign On Bonus***The RN Clinical liaison clinically assesses and admits patients to Hospice care as well as facilitates discharge planning from the inpatient setting while also coordinating care and discharge planning with healthcare partners, facilities, patients, and their loved ones. The RN Clinical Liaison is responsible for hospital and medical facility-based outreach to identify new referral sources and maintain on-going relationships that will increase census and preference for hospice services. Registered Nurse Liaisons use their clinical knowledge, empathetic communication skills, and marketing abilities to initiate one-on-one dialog with referral sources, families, and prospective patients to help explain and educate on hospice services. RN Clinical Liaisons are hospice experts and serve as a resource to their referral sources to ensure extraordinary patient and customer service.Essential Job FunctionsActs as a hospice expert and serves as a resource to referral sources, patients, families, and the community. Knowledge of Hospice services necessary to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient's needs to appropriately receive referrals. Knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid rules/regulations necessary to understand criteria for determining patient eligibility for admission to Hospice. Provides ongoing education regarding hospice services to referral sources, patients, families, and the community.Communicates with Intake Department, clinical Managers, hospice house manager re: availability of resources and referral capacityClinically assesses and admits patients to Hospice care as well as facilitates discharge planning from the inpatient setting while also coordinating care and discharge planning with healthcare partners. Coordinates all aspects of the discharge plan for the patient entering hospice.Rounds daily on patients at assigned facilities who have been referred to hospice assessing and evaluating for needs. Communicating with the hospice clinical team and providers with changes and discharge planning.Demonstrates strong clinical and critical thinking skills to assess the hospice patient to assure hospice criteria is met and communicate effectively to hospice providers. Demonstrates strong clinical assessment skills to evaluate for the appropriate level of care for the hospice patient. Assess and provides GIP level of care as assigned when patients cannot be transferred to HOTV hospice house. Provides direct patient care as assigned.Assures all documentation required by the state, CMS and Hospice of the Valley are included in the electronic medical record. Maintain current knowledge of hospice regulations, industry trends and reimbursement.Strong communication, organizational and analytical skills. Must be flexible, adaptable to change and able to apply problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills. Ability to interact effectively with diverse individuals at all levels of authority, in teams and on committees. Must have computer experience and have reliable transportation to and from all work-related assignments and activities. Must be flexible to travel as needed between different locations, as assigned, in all weather conditions.Patient PopulationDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.Employment QualificationsRequired Minimum Education: 2 Year/ Associates Degree NursingPreferred Education: 4 year/ Bachelors Degree NursingLicensing/ CertificationLicensure/Certification Required: Registered NurseMinimum QualificationsMinimum Years and Type of Experience: 2 yearsMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:32Work Shift:Days/AfternoonsDepartment:Hospice Care - Hospice of the Valley - OutpatientAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

Keywords: Mercy Health, Warren , RN (Registered Nurse) Hospice Liaison, Healthcare , Warren, Ohio

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