Hospice Admissions Nurse
- Staff RNs Admits
- Job ID
- Full Time
The Hospice Admissions Nurse determines appropriateness of referrals, coordinates and conducts preadmission activities.
Increases accessibility to hospice care, to manage the hospice admission process via effective communication.
Describes and explains hospice services to a potential patient/family and elicits responses to questions regarding patient/family attitude toward hospice care, physical and psycho/social/emotional status, in order to put the patient and family at ease about choosing hospice and fully inform them about the program.
Gathers pertinent information necessary for admission.
Speaks to patient/family about insurance coverage and financial obligations, using knowledge of hospice fees, cost and reimbursement sources.
Promote hospice services, to ensure appropriate referrals to hospice programs, costs and reimbursement sources.
Promote hospice services, to ensure appropriate referrals to hospice program to discharge planners, physicians, other health care providers and referral sources.
Active RN licensure in Massachusetts required. Prior homecare and hospice experience preferred.
Schedule is 4 days per week, 10:00am-8:30pm or 11:00am-9:30pm. rotating to occasional Saturdays
Home Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the patient population in which we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Home Health Foundation is especially interested in candidates who, through their service, training and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our health care community.