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Admissions RN Nonexempt

JOB-ID: 2019-72481

Job Title Category Location Job Type Posted
Admissions RN Nonexempt Nursing Sacramento, California 95833 Full-Time 05-08-2019

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 Hospice Admissions Registered Nurse

  • Full Time position
  • Monday - Friday with occasional weekends

The Admissions RN is a registered 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, 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.

 

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 RN license required
  • Previous hospital, physician practice, LTC or ALF experience
  • Strong Presentation Skills
  • Previous hospice admissions experience is a plus
  • Previous sales or service experience preferred

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Additional Information

EOE/AA M/F/D/V
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