Admissions Registered Nurse | Full Time

Vitas Healthcare Walnut Creek , CA 94596

Posted 2 weeks ago

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participation in the information gathering, analysis, education and form completion aspects of the admissions process

  • Evaluate patients for hospice appropriateness, e.g. medical records review as requested.

  • Obtain agreement for admission of referred patients and families who meet admission criteria.

  • Analyze data collected by the LPN to facilitate/obtain admission orders

  • Build effective referral source relationships to support the high quality and responsiveness expectations associated with VITAS.

  • Maintain clinical and professional competence.

  • Take the initiative in developing effective relationships internally with the appropriate admissions and patient care resource persons.

  • Utilize interpersonal skills to help appropriately educate and address any questions the patient and/or patient's family has concerning hospice and palliative care.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of the principles of the intake, admission, and transition to care process with the ability to further develop skills in these competency areas.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and families, physicians, referral sources and colleagues.

  • Knowledge of clinical manifestations of diseases and ability to develop VITAS specific clinical knowledge.

  • Ability to use the VITAS information system and mobile technology platforms.

  • Reliable means of transportation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently licensed as a R.N. in the state where duties are performed.

  • Previous hospital, physician practice, LTC or ALF experience

  • Strong Presentation Skills

  • Previous sales or service experience preferred

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE

  • EOE/AA M/F/D/V
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Admissions Registered Nurse | Full Time

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