Summary & Objective
The Admissions Registered Nurse is responsible for evaluating referrals and coordinating patient/family needs for admission and support all sales activities within the territory assigned.
- Evaluates assigned referrals for appropriateness for admission and verifies terminal diagnosis and prognosis.
- Communicate program explanation including risks and benefits of hospice care.
- Obtain written consent from patient, family or patient assignee as appropriate.
- Performs the patient assessment and physical on admission to determine the current health status of the patient and establishes the written plan of care with the IDT.
- Evaluate and insure accuracy in the preparation of documentation.
- Provides accurate and appropriate documentation of patient/family services.
- Adjusts work assignments and schedule in response to changing patient and/or organizational needs.
- Contacts patient/family within twenty-four (24) hours to set up appointment to explain hospice services.
- Communicates to patient's attending physician, referral source and Catholic Hospice office staff patient's/family's decision regarding hospice services.
- Visits referral sources to educate about Hospice services. Provide outreach to territory sales plan and coordinate with Account Executive.
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Ensure effective communication with Interdisciplinary Teams.
- Participates in the admission team responsibility of providing seven (7) days week coverage; including evenings and holidays.
- Recognizes, reinforces and enhances the role of all IDT members in Hospice services provided.
- Discuss service recovery options with your manager, so that if or when a service recovery need is identified, you have the confidence to take action immediately to begin the process to improve the issue.
- Educates the community regarding hospice philosophy and concept through a case by case consultation with person in the community or educational in-service or seminar.
- Participates in providing education to team members regarding nursing aspects of patient/family care on admission to the program.
- Participates in orientation from initial classroom to field integration.
- Demonstrates knowledge of Catholic Hospice, Inc., policies and procedures and pertinent State and Federal Rules and Regulations.
- Ability to travel to any location throughout South Florida as needed and expand territory as business needs dictate.
- Participate with on-call rotations.
- Maintain your required licenses, certifications and mandatory skill updates.
- Comply with all policies, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
- Provide other duties of healthcare team member
- Perform other duties as assigned
- May serve as an interim department leader depending on need
- Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 250+ pounds, walk, climb stair or ladders, stand on feet for extended periods of time, etc.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
CHS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Knowledge & Experience Requirements
- Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN); Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
- Clear and Active Registered Nurse license to practice in the state of Florida.
- 1-2 years of nursing experience preferred. Hospice nursing experience preferred.
- Certification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine (CHPN) preferred; required within two years of employment. (Eligible upon completion of 500 hours in last 12 months of hospice/palliative experience.)
- Must have knowledge of computer office/clinical software.
- Must be able to read, write and understand the English language.