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Admissions Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hospice Care

JOB-ID: 2019-72562

Job Title Category Location Job Type Posted
Admissions Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hospice Care Nursing Milpitas, California 93035 Full-Time 05-31-2019

VITAS Healthcare is the nation’s leading provider of end of life care

 

Make a Difference | Change Lives One Patient & Family at a Time

 

Join our Dynamic Team as Admissions Nurse

  • Full Time position
  • Monday - Friday with weekend rotations
  • 3pm - 11pm

The Admissions Nurse is a Licensed Practical or Vocational nurse 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.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participation in the information gathering, 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.
  • Collaborate and receive direction from the registered nurse before obtaining admission orders from the physician per the VITAS Standards
  • 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. 

 

Benefits Include

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
  • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Insurance
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Affinity Program

 

Qualifications

  • Current California LVN license required
  • Strong Presentation Skills
  • Previous sales or service experience preferred
  • Previous hospital, physician practice, LTC or ALF experience

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Additional Information

EOE/AA M/F/D/V
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