Registered Nurse - Home Health - Intake Per Diem
Virtua Home Care is excited to announce the we are currently hiring a Per Diem Intake RN. The hours are 8:30 - 5:00 . Holiday requirement per the contract.
Facilitates flow of patients from acute care and sub acute rehabilitation to the community for those patients identified as needing home care services. Obtains referrals from internal and external customers and establilishes care needed through a thorough and accurate review of referral. Effectively communicates with internal and external customers in a timely manner. Exchange patient-related information with home care staff to provide for smooth transitions between hospital and home care setting. Arranges for the uninterrupted continuation of medical care, assists in the organization of family resources and reducing the psychological apprehensions inherent in returning the patient to his/her residence. Proactively educates patients as to the value of Virtua Home Care. Identifies referral opportunities.
Job Essentials: (List 5 or more of the job's major responsibilities)
1. Identifies/Educates/Coordinates: Collaborates with the RN, physician, social worker, case managers, clerical staff and other multidisciplinary team members on patient discharge status and plan. Educates patient/families regarding home care service to meet identified patient needs. Refers patients to home care agency for follow-up. Follows regulatory guidelines to obtain proper documentation needed for Home Care
2. Proactive Education: educates health care consumers/clinicians and other medical disciplines about Virtua Home Care services through the following means:
- patient education,
- effective/timely communication wit internal and external customers
- Virtua Home Care referral volume goals - collaborates with Director, Marketing in establishing Virtua Home Care referral volume goals.
Educational Requirements, Qualifications: (Indicate years of similar job experience required)
A registered nurse with a baccalaureate or associate degree in nursing or school of nursing diploma. Minimal of 3-5 years of clinical nursing experience with 1-2 of those in Home Care nursing. Advance communication and interpersonal skills with of internal and external customers. Previous experience with data collection and analysis preferred. Computer literate.
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