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.
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.
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
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