Manages the activities of patient deaths from time of death to final disposition of remains. This includes handling complex and sensitive case management of each death.
Interaction with physicians, nursing staff, police, medical examiner, risk management, etc. to ensure timely disposition with the least liability to the hospital. Next of Kin Determination & Family Determination and Support: Reviews all death cases and provides pertinent and clear information to the family of the deceased and provides consultation regarding autopsy, disposition, and social services.
Morgue Admission and Release: Performs critical identification functions to ensure the right body goes to the right funeral home. Acts as gate-keeper for morgue admissions and removals and ensures compliance with JACHO and red rules requirements and to reduce the legal liability of the hospital.
Documentation & Internal Communications: Documents timely and accurate information to ensure complex case management. Manages the complex and sensitive decedent affairs process and communicates information to Decedent Affairs team.
This position is PRN- as needed. Day shift monday to Friday with rotating weekends
Experience: Two to four years experience in healthcare, social work,or science field setting.
Excellent communication skills. Knowledge of medical terminology. Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Attention to detail is critical.
Education: College degree or equivalent experience. Knowledge of medical terminology.
Training: Bereavement training preferred. Knowledge of patient care protocol preferred
Inova Health System