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Hospice Liaison Admissions RN

Lawrence, MA

Department
Hospital And Health Care
Job ID
3743990000296658
Schedule
Full-time
Job Category
Nursing
Facility
Merrimack Valley Hospice – Lawrence
Work Address
360 Merrimack St. Ste. 425 Lawrence, MA 01843

Company Description

Care at Home is a proud member of Tufts Medicine, a health system that is rethinking how academic and community centers, local and national businesses, and technology and service innovators can all work together. So that clinicians can deliver expert care where it’s needed most. And, so that we can bring wellness back to health care, one person at a time.

Job Description

Why Join Us? 

$10,000 Sign on Bonus, Benefits you will love, Generous earned time package, Retirement plan with employer match, Tuition reimbursement and More! 

Care at Home is seeking a Hospice Liaison Admission RN who will work under the direction of the Referral Management and Transitions of Care Manager and the Director of Referral Management and Transitions of Care. This position is responsible for patient assessments and GIP admissions to Hospice in the hospital setting while ensuring continuity of care between the admitting process and transition to ongoing care by the hospice interdisciplinary team. This position is also responsible for Routine LOC admissions in the Lawrence General Hospital community as needed. This is an external facing position working closely with Lawrence General Hospital and the surrounding community.

As a key member of the health care team, the Hospice Liaison must interact courteously and effectively with patients and their families, as well as with co-workers from all Agency departments, community resources, and with patients' physicians. The Hospital Liaison carries out their responsibilities consistent with Agency policies, mission, and vision.

Essential Functions

  • Collaboratively works closely with all Lawrence General Hospital care teams and the Lawrence General Hospital community, identifies, establishes and maintains positive working relationships with all facility contacts.
  • Collaboratively works with care teams to identify patients potentially hospice appropriate
  • Evaluates patients for potential hospice care needs and determines if hospice benefit status is appropriate, as requested by hospital clinical staff, or physicians
  • Responsible to guide the patient and family through the admission process.
  • Understands and stays current regarding hospice conditions of participation, reimbursement options and criteria for services.
  • Responsible for hospice in-service education programs as assigned.
  • Responsible for facilitating family meetings, obtaining consent/election form signatures and gathering medical data for review by Hospice physicians.
  • Dependent on volume may complete hospice admission and/or outreach in the greater Lawrence General Hospital community, if needed.
  • Seeks opportunities to interface with referring and non-referring health care professionals, patients, families and the community, to promote Merrimack Valley Hospice services.
  • Collaboratively works with agency staff to ensure coordinated hospice discharges or admit GIP at Lawrence General Hospital if appropriate. Also  Responsible for Routine LOC admissions in the Lawrence General Hospital community as needed
  • Arranges for durable medical equipment, and medical supplies needed to meet patient care needs.
  • Completes required paperwork and data entry into electronic medical record by the end of each business day

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work & Travel

This is a full-time position, and days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m.

Qualifications

  • Active RN licensure in Massachusetts.
  • Previous experience in hospice and/ or admissions preferred

Additional Information

Care at Home is an equal opportunity employer- M/F/Veteran/Disability.

AAP/EEO Statement

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.

Other Duties

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 with or without notice.

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