Bristol Hospice is now hiring for a Clinical Admissions Specialist!
At Bristol Hospice, we value our people. We listen to your needs, because we recognize that satisfied employees give superior service. Bristol Hospice is made up of passionate, committed people who have a desire to serve our community by making a difference in a positive, memorable way. If embracing a reverence of life through offering care and assistance to those in need is what motivates you, then you may have what it takes to be a part of the Bristol Hospice team!
Bristol Hospice supports ongoing growth and professional development, through schooling and advancement opportunities.
Our low turnover and high retention rates are due in part to our family-friendly philosophy.
We are deeply committed to the goal of providing an employment environment where our employees feel valued and welcome, like part of the family.
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Bristol Hospice is an equal opportunity employer.
The Clinical Admissions Specialist is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with customers and referral sources within the Community; responding to customer and community needs regarding community education as it relates to the hospice philosophy of care and delivery of services; developing and increasing the access to Bristol Hospice Services in the communities that the location serves; develops, facilitates and coordinates the referral and admission process to promote a continuum of care model.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Facilitates initiatives that promote hospice access in the hospice community; ensures the educational needs of the community related to hospice care and services are assessed and met on an ongoing basis.
2. Continuously conducts community education needs assessments and develops an associated plan designed to meet community services as determined.
3. Establishes and monitors community, customer, and payer and patient perceptions of Bristol Hospice as a high quality provider of hospice services in the community; facilitates communication with agency and referral sources as needed to promote the continuum of care.
4. Maintains comprehensive working knowledge in the field of community educational resources and shares information with appropriate organizational personnel.
5. Facilitates the hospice referral process; serves as a resource to review and consult available patient information related to the case, to determine hospice care needs and criteria; coordinates and communicates with hospice agency leadership and referral sources to promote care coordination and a timely admission process.
6. 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.
7. Completes hospice consults/evaluations and admissions; ensures coordination and communication with referral sources and hospice agency leadership.
8. Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs; facilitates and completes admissions as indicated; provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es).
9. Serves as liaison between facility, physicians, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, community and hospice programs, with coordination of referrals/admission process and services.
10. Promptly responds to customer and referral source requests and concerns.
11. Serves as a hospice resource to the community and facilities to promote the continuum of care; provides in-services and educational programs to the community and facilities.
12. Coordinates with the Executive Director and Director of Patient Care Services regarding the planning, implementation and evaluation of in-service and continuing education programs.
13. Actively participates in the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) process, as directed by Executive Director or Director of Patient Care Services.
14. Functions as an RN Case Manager, and maintains an assigned patient case load as determined by the Executive Director or the Director of Patient Care Services.
15. Provides Professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.
16. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
17. Participates in IDT meetings and works with the IDT to determine the patient/family plan of care as needed.
18. Provides patient/family education related to the patient/family plan of care.
19. Complies with accepted professional standards of practice and principles.
20. Provides other duties as required.
PHYSICAL / SENSORY REQUIREMENTS (with/without aid of mechanical devices)
Walking/mobility, reaching, bending, lifting, transferring and repositioning residents, grasping, pushing, pulling and fine hand coordination; ability to distinguish smells, tastes, and temperatures; ability to hear and respond to pages; ability to read and write; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate with residents and others; ability to understand and apply training and in-service education; ability to instruct personnel during training, education, and staff meetings; and ability to remain calm in emergency situations and with handling multiple tasks.
Category I ~ Position includes tasks involving exposure to blood, body fluids, and tissues
Required Personal Protective Equipment: sterile and non-sterile medical gloves; utility gloves; gown; mask; lab coat or apron; eye protection and face protection.
Must have a current RN license in the state, as well as a current CPR certification.
Must have a valid driver''s license and a vehicle in good working condition, licensed and insured according to state and organization standards.
Must have excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills.
Problem solving skills.
Basic math skills.
Be able to perform prolonged or considerable walking or standing; be able to lift, position and/or transfer patients.
Be able to lift supplies and equipment; be able to perform considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and/or crouching.
Have visual acuity and hearing in order to perform required nursing skills.
The Clinical Admissions Specialist will be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Registered Nurses (RN) shall have a minimum of one (1) year experience as a professional nurse within the last three (3) years or have a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League of Nursing.