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RN - Hospice Admissions

Company: CARLE
Location: Urbana
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Clinician/Admissions role is responsible for determining the eligibility and preparation of patient/families for hospice care. This can be done in hospitals, assisted living or long term care facilities, and/or the home environment throughout our service area. This position is responsible for all activities designated to enhance and coordinate relationships with referral sources, increase referrals, and assist in timely admissions.

  • Demonstrate understanding of Hospice Regulatory requirements/benefits including covered services, recertifications, transfers, and non-certifications.
  • Consistently completes all admission documentation within policy guidelines. Returns admission documents to office complete and in timely fashion within policy guidelines.
  • Comprehends department specific indicators.
  • Performs case management activities of assessment, coordination, planning, monitoring, implementation, and evaluation. Interacts with patients, caregivers and families to assess, plan care, arrange services, monitor, and provide support and education.
  • Completes required admission/recertification corrections within 24 hours of receiving them.
  • Completes visit notes and telephone conversation notes and transmitted timely according to policy
  • Ensures physician orders are written timely, corrections to care plans are entered and transmitted according to policy time line.
  • Reviews verbal orders with MD office, written, and completed immediately and transmitted within time line established by policy.
  • Ensures patient visit strings are added to the record to make sure visits are not missed.
  • Assess patients for appropriate placement in Hospice per Medicare guidelines.
  • Make home visits to monitor for signs/symptoms associated with end stage disease and end of life.
  • Implement interventions to palliate symptoms in concert with attending physicians.
  • Make home visits to assess and pronounce death, do post-mortem care, notify County Coroner of patient passing, notify Funeral Home and physician(s).
  • Provide comfort for the family and make appropriate referral to Bereavement Coordinator.
  • Will float as a Hospice RN as needed.
  • Will perform Hospice chart audits.

Keywords: CARLE, Champaign , RN - Hospice Admissions, Healthcare , Urbana, Illinois

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