The Clinical Admissions Nurse is responsible for assuring for assuring that HWR programs are effectively and responsibly represented to patients, families, and others who have interest in hospice services through assessment, information sharing and/or admissions in a patient’s home, nursing facility, or in a health care facility. This position works closely with the Referral Department and other referral sources to promote the hospice philosophy of care.
- Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act and in accordance with basic principles and guidelines of professional nursing.
- Provides information assessment, and admission services to patients who have been referred to HWR: conducting assessment visits in the home nursing facility or health care facility, as necessary.
- Communicates with Referral Department, the referring Physician, and Hospice MDs to assure appropriateness of each referral and those necessary certifications are obtained.
- Keeps the Referral Department informed about the progress of the referral/admission.
- Applies nursing principles and techniques in the treatment of patients. Provides nursing care, emotional support and education to patients and families.
- Utilizes computer skills to access medical information and documents in electronic medical records as required.
- Promotes teamwork by participating actively and appropriately as a member of an interdisciplinary team, shares essential patient information with all members to coordinate care.
- Completes and submits documentation within agency timelines policies that is complete, legible, and clearly reflects care given.
- Utilizes appropriate resources to maintain knowledge and skills for the hospice care in all settings including regulatory/ reimbursement guidelines.
- Collaborates with other members of the IDT in coordinating care to be efficient and financially responsible.
- Makes appropriate referrals to other discipline services and medical equipment/ supply companies to meet patient care needs in a timely manner.
- Works with diverse social and economic situations without imposing own values on patients or family, maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
- Meets standards for continuing education and maintain licensure.
- Demonstrates understanding of HIPPA privacy Standards and related Agency policies.
This person does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE
- Graduate of an accredited nursing program: BSN and/ or CHPN Experience with volunteer management and HR practices preferred
- Required Nurse Licensure by the state of Ohio, valid driver’s license with an automobile that is insured in accordance with the state and/or agency requirements and is in good working order.
- Minimum of one year of nursing experience required: intake, home care, hospice and/or oncology nursing experience required.
This is medium work requiring the exertion of up to fifty (50) pounds of force occasionally; work requires sitting, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, standing, fingering, grasping and repetitive motions; vocal communication; hearing, and visual acuity. Employee is not subject to adverse environmental conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
OTHER DUTIES as assigned
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons for business necessity.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Compliance to Annual Flu Shot Policy or ability to provide exemption documentation
- Provide an active auto insurance policy as a licensed driver in the State of Ohio with the proper level of coverage as directed
- Provide an active driver’s license
- Ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
- High level of integrity, ethics and professionalism.
NOTE: The responsibilities of this position are described above, and they may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other reasons. Also, this description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
Applicants who may need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact:
Careers at Hospice of the Western Reserve
17876 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44111
216.383.2222 or email@example.com
Hospice of the Western Reserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply.