The Clinical Liaison Registered Nurse is responsible for collaborating with the admission team regarding referrals, acting as a first point of contact for hospitals and facilities, as well as providing community education to increase awareness regarding the hospice benefit and other services provided by the agency. In addition, as a registered nurse this staff member is responsible for identifying patient or family needs and providing supportive care and appropriate services in accordance with the attending physician’s orders and the policies and procedures of the agency. Skills / Requirements
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Be eighteen (18) years of age or older
- Possession of a current license to practice in the State of New Mexico as a registered nurse.
- Demonstrated skill in nursing practices and clinical judgments
- Ability to cope with family emotional stress and tolerance of individual lifestyles
- Understanding of the hospice and home health care philosophy and the ability to assess and manage symptoms
- Demonstrates knowledge of computer and internet applications.
- Demonstrates ability to organize efficiently and establish priorities for job functions.
- Demonstrates excellence in both written and oral communication skills including spelling and grammar.
- Demonstrates ability to handle stressful and delicate situations with tact, diplomacy, and attention to their importance.
- Demonstrates ability to represent Ambercare in a positive and professional manner. Must have a valid NM Driver’s license
- Must have reliable transportation available during work hours. Vehicle must be properly registered and insured in accordance with state law.
- Assist the admission department with the initial patient intake process as directed, including meeting with patients and/or families in homes or in clinical settings.
- Perform initial assessment of individuals referred for care, determine eligibility under Ambercare criteria and perform admission of the patient.
- Maintain an accurate clinical record through the timely preparation of clinical notes.
- Provide skilled nursing assessment and implement patient care as directed by the attending physician.
- Obtain data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may impact patient and family’s needs and initiate intervention by other members of the interdisciplinary team.
- Initiate communication with the attending physician, other interdisciplinary staff members and other agencies for the purpose of coordinating optimal care.
- Perform clinical pronouncement of Hospice deaths and provide support to family (OMI certification required)
- Work collaboratively with the administrative and clinical teams in order to achieve departmental goals.
- Arrange, coordinate and present (as appropriate) educational in-service programs to referral sources and other community partners, as well as other agency departments for the purpose of generating referrals.
- Continuously develop knowledge on agency services, payors, regulations and industry trends.
- Accept responsibility for professional growth and development through participation in continuing education programs, agency in-services and community events.
- Attend department meeting on a regularly scheduled basis
- Adhere to dress code
- Adhere to work schedule and maintain good punctuality and attendance record
- Some weekend and after hours required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Ambercare provides a full range of care and services including: home health care, hospice, personal care services, physical, occupational...