Summary of Responsibilities:
- Performs clinical screens and evaluations of patients referred to the GSPP PIRM or LTACH consult service for potential admission. Monitors the progress of patients who are pending admission.
- Coordinates the inpatient referral process by collecting information from the referral source and communicating information to the admissions coordinator and Medical Director to determine appropriate placement of patients.
- Assess patients insurance status to ensure eligibility and expedite admission process. Collects third party payer information and communicates justifying clinical information as needed.
- Communicates with nursing staff, physicians, therapists, discharge planners/case managers, administrators, and other referral sources to ensure coordination, continuity, and effective resource utilization in the provision of care.
- Communicates with the Admissions Coordinator, and Medical Director regarding incoming referrals for all admissions. Collects pre-admission patient data needed from CMS PPS program and outcomes/quality assessment for inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
- Consults with Medical Director, Director of Nursing, Admissions Coordinator, and Administration as needed to discuss patient needs, operational concerns, and staffing issues that could potentially impact the admission process or satisfaction of clients served.
- Develops and implements strategies to enhance the communication and relationship of GSPP with current and potential referral sources. Determines needs of referring sources, and availability of resources to accommodate a smooth flow of patients through GSPP PIRM and LTACH and PENN Medicine.
- Contributes to monitoring and development of accessibility of the consult system.
- Documents admission decisions in the patient record and communicates with physicians, discharge planners, and patients concerning the decisions.
Minimum Certifications, Registry and/or Licenses Required: Clinical Registered Nurse (RN) license for the Commonwealth of PA. For travel, must also have a valid drivers license.
Degree Requirements and Minimum Experience Required: Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred in a clinical field. 3 years of clinical practice required. Working knowledge of insurance coverage, medical diagnoses, pharmacologic treatments, and disease progression and recovery required.
Skill Requirements: Must be able to work independently and make independent decisions, yet collaborate with team members when needed. Demonstrates judgment and initiative to assess the physical and psychosocial functioning level of patients in the context of family support. Must have excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and time management skills.
***Important Note: Good Shepherd is a drug and tobacco free work environment. As a result, candidates selected for employment may be subject to a drug screen test which includes nicotine.***
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