Under the direction of the Director of Rehabilitation Services performs off-site preadmission screenings promotes the services of Lifespans inpatient rehabilitation facilities and facilitates appropriate admission to the departments.
Demonstrates understanding of Hospitals Mission Vision and Values.
Demonstrates understanding of job description performance expectations and competency assessment plan.
Complies with department and hospital policies and procedures.
Reviews policies and procedures
Reviews Employee Handbook.
Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer Service Standards.
Completes mandatory education.
Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
Maintains current CPR certification.
Promotes the services of Lifespan rehabilitation programs to referring facilities discharge planners social service agencies physicians and third party payers.
Provides educational programs for referral sources
Conducts/arranges tours of center for referral sources/family members.
Considers age specific needs according to scope of services when planning implementing and evaluating care
Identifies and demonstrates ability to assess patients status and interpret the appropriate rehabilitation and medical needs based on age specific or other special needs.
Screens all referrals for appropriate placement based on Medicare and other third party payers guidelines and on the admission criteria established by Lifespan rehabilitation leadership.
Demonstrates knowledge of current rules and regulations related to third party reimbursement and their impact on rehabilitation admissions.
Confers with financial counselors on pre-admission financial screening.
Obtains pre-certification for admission from third party payers
Communicates effectively with patients families physicians and other healthcare providers.
Communicates status of pre-admission assessments with medical directors and coordinates admissions with rehabilitation case managers or nurse managers.
Resolves problems and concerns by serving as a liaison between referral sources and Lifespan rehabilitation staff to improve service to the patient and the referring facility.
Communicates patient update and discharge status to the referring individual in a timely manner.
Informs potential and accepted patients and their caregivers about Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Centers program and gathers and responds to input from them regarding their need for rehab information.
Informs Lifespan rehabilitation leadership of issues and/or concerns.
Other Key Functions
Provides demographic data and referral statistics on screening information to Lifespan rehabilitation leadership for trend analysis.
Demonstrates knowledge of UDS and IRF-PAI.
Displays competency in FIM scoring.
Other duties as assigned.
Graduate from a school of nursing and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in the nurses primary state of legal residency if that state is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact.
BSN and certification in rehabilitation nursing desired.
Alternate credentials include license to practice Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy or Speech Language Pathology in Rhode Island.
Knowledge of utilization review process health care reimbursement and physical rehabilitation principles.
Current CPR certification.
Must be able to sit or stand 3 -7 hours per day with infrequent twisting and bending.
Must be able to use both hands/wrists perform occasional work that deviates from neutral position and be able to perform fine motor skills.
Must have accurate near and far vision 20/20 depth perception and discriminate among colors.
Must be able to hear whispers at 20 feet.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport
Work Type: Per Diem