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Admission RN

Location:Overland Park, KS
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability, 403B, Vacation/Sick/Holiday
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Admissions RN works closely with the Intake Coordinator to facilitate the entire hospice referral and admissions process. Serves as a clinical resource to review and consult available patient information related to the case, to determine hospice care needs and criteria.EEO
Duties:• Provides office assistance via telephone to process referrals and gather information for admissions;
• Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs;
• Completes re-evaluation of patients with frequency determined by the Medical Director;
• Works closely with patient’s family to explain hospice philosophy and services;
• Facilitates and completes admissions as indicated; provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es);
• Ensures coordination and communication with referral sources, intake coordinator, clinical supervisor and hospice agency leadership to ensure a timely admission process;
• Confers with Medical Director or Attending Physician regarding patient hospice determination criteria; obtains physician orders and Certification of Terminal Illness, as well as other admission documentation as required;
• Promptly responds to customer and referral source requests and concerns.
Qualifications:• RN licensure (current, unrestricted) in the state location of position
• 3 years of clinical experience in a hospice or home health setting is required
• 1+ years admissions experience in hospice preferred
• Possess critical thinking skills, in-depth knowledge of clinical disease entities common to hospice and palliative care for terminally ill patient
• Possess knowledge of the hospice philosophy, the Medicare hospice benefit, Conditions of Participation, and Local Coverage Determinations under the Medical Fiscal Intermediary (FI).
• Excellent communication skills
• Comfortable building relationships with community referral sources
• Computer proficiency is a must


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