Home Health VNA

  • Intake Nurse

    Job Locations US-MA-Lawrence
    Department
    Operations
    Job ID
    2018-2192
    # of Openings
    1
    Hours (posting)
    Regular Full-Time
    Hours Per Week
    40
    Shift
    Days
    Schedule From:
    8:00 AM
    Schedule To:
    4:30 PM
  • Overview

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    Serves as a resource for referral sources and the public regarding services provided, third party regulations, determination of home care eligibility, and appropriateness for home care. Provides resource information if patient/client is not eligible or not appropriate for home care.  The Referral Nurse Specialist gathers necessary information and uses clinical expertise to manage timely and accurate referral processing, with a focus on medically complex referral requests.  The Referral Nurse Specialist provides leadership, and is responsible for delegating appropriately to prioritize and maintain workflow within the department.

    Responsibilities

    • Obtains the necessary patient identification, medical and financial information required for the nurse and/or therapist to make the initial home health visit.
    • Documents important information on the agency’s “Request for Service” form.
    • Attempts to assess if the potential patient can manage safely in their home and assists referral source in making decisions regarding safe discharge planning.
    • Follows referral department guidelines regarding orders required to initiate home health services. All physician orders/approvals are noted in the referral orders.
    • Effectively manage the time it takes to complete referrals by understanding what information is desirable vs necessary.
    • Uses critical thinking and problem solving skills to resolve referral issues limiting the need to involve the referral source.
    • Keep the Director informed of any problems communicated by referral sources.
    • Keep abreast of third party regulations and insurance companies and HMO’s.
    • Identifies opportunities to generate potential referrals for all agency services to meet the care needs of the patient.

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    • RN licensed in Massachusetts.
    • Minimum of two years Visiting Nurse experience.
    • Computer knowledge and skills.

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