Home Health VNA

  • LPN Intake Nurse

    Job Locations US-MA-Lawrence
    Department
    Operations
    Job ID
    2018-2247
    # of Openings
    1
    Hours (posting)
    Regular Full-Time
    Hours Per Week
    40 hrs
    Shift
    Days
    Schedule From:
    8:00 AM
    Schedule To:
    4:30 PM
  • Overview

    'EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL CARE"

     

    The LPN serves as a resource for referral sources on services provided, third party regulations, and assist with identifying patients who can manage safely in their home with intermittent services and/or continuous home care services. Provides resource information if patient/client is not appropriate for home care.  Obtain accurate information in order to facilitate the gathering of information from referral sources in a timely, efficient manner.  Act as a resource to referral sources and the public.

    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.
    • Assesses if the patient is eligible for home health services under their payment source. Try to establish Home Bound status and if medically necessary/reasonable requests.
    • Effectively manages HHVNA and Hospice referrals for patients who do not have insurance coverage for requested services. Communicates the mission of the agency to provide care for patients regardless of ability to pay, and manages expectations about the available services.
    • Provides information of other community resources to the referring party if needed and if patient does not meet home care criteria.
    • Communicates with billing to verify atypical insurances as requested by referral sources and to support UR and Clinical Staff.
    • Assures equipment, supplies, medications are sent home with the patient and/or ordered and available for start of care necessary.
    • Follows referral department guidelines regarding orders required to initiate home health services. All physician orders/approvals are ntoed in the referral orders.
    • Prioritizes completion of referrals based on patient safety and clinical scheduling needs.
    • Adheres to process guidelines for documenting orders into the referral. I.e. Face to Face, Pathways, Vaccination Details, STAAR and any others that may be developed to support the goals of the agency.
    • Completes E-tracking final verification to inform Clinical Managers, Rehabilitation Managers and Clinical Schedulers on admission state, diagnoses and priority of ordered care.

     

     

     

    Qualifications

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

     

     

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