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Admissions RN

JOB-ID: 3598

Job Title Category Location Job Type Posted
Admissions RN Nursing San Diego, CA 92123 Full-Time 06-16-2020
The Admissions RN or LVN and an Interdisciplinary Team member whose primary responsibility is to present VITAS services and philosophy to patients and families in a manner that results in the admission of appropriate patients. Service area: South San Diego County, Greater Chula Vista service area. Bilingual Spanish|English preferred.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participation in the information gathering, analysis, education and form completion aspects of the admissions process
  • Evaluate patients for hospice appropriateness, e.g. medical records review as requested.
  • Obtain agreement for admission of referred patients and families who meet admission criteria.
  • Analyze data collected by the LPN to facilitate/obtain admission orders
  • Build effective referral source relationships to support the high quality and responsiveness expectations associated with VITAS.
  • Maintain clinical and professional competence.
  • Take the initiative in developing effective relationships internally with the appropriate admissions and patient care resource persons.
  • Utilize interpersonal skills to help appropriately educate and address any questions the patient and/or patient’s family has concerning hospice and palliative care.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of the principles of the intake, admission, and transition to care process with the ability to further develop skills in these competency areas.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and families, physicians, referral sources and colleagues.
  • Knowledge of clinical manifestations of diseases and ability to develop VITAS specific clinical knowledge.
  • Ability to use the VITAS information system and mobile technology platforms.
  • Reliable means of transportation.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Currently licensed as a R.N. in the state where duties are performed.
  • Previous hospital, physician practice, LTC or ALF experience
  • Strong Presentation Skills
  • Previous sales or service experience preferred
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE
  • EOE/AA M/F/D/V