RN - Admissions Nurse

  • Hospice of the East Bay
  • Hospice Pleasant Hill California 94523 US
  • Posted: Mar 14, 2019
Other Nursing

Job Description

Hospice East Bay provides compassionate end-of-life services to terminally ill patients in our community, while offering emotional, spiritual, logistical and bereavement support for their families and caregivers. Our vision is to build a diverse workplace that is both professionally stimulating and personally satisfying--an environment of collaboration, celebration, opportunity and growth

HEB is looking for a RN – Admissions Nurse that is passionate about our patients, their families, and the community we serve. Come grow with us!


Position Summary

Reporting to the Admissions Director, this position is primarily responsible for (1) evaluation of pre-admission information as well as onsite discussions with the patient family that will enable the nurse to determine appropriateness of services and (2) responsible for all aspects of the admission process for new patients.


Essential Functions

·         Reviews pre-admission documents from the attending physician before arrival to the setting along with preparing and organizing chart paperwork

·         Follows admission visit design format for consistency and accurate, timely completion of evaluation or admission process

·         Inquire about patient and family preferences for palliative vs. curative care and reviews criteria for admission

·         Educates patient and family about full range of Hospice services and the interdisciplinary team approach

·         Provides Hospice Information Handbook and discusses key sections; provides other literature as appropriate

·        Completes an initial assessment and discusses plan of care for visits, medications, when to call Hospice, safety, etc. and explains consents, other documents and obtains signatures

·         Completes documentation by the end of the working day

·         Provides report to care team members

·         Collaborates with contracted agencies for DME, medications, other approved services as well as the patient's attending physician and the HEB physician

·         Responsible for 2 admissions daily

·         Provides consultation to patients and families in home/hospital regarding hospice services including if appropriate for Bruns House (GIP)

·         Flexible schedule to ensure admissions are completed the same day as the referral

·         Demonstrates sensitivity to culturally diverse patient, family and employee populations


Position Requirements

·         Demonstrates the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to be successful in the job as outlined in the position requirements

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·         Knowledge and understanding of the hospice philosophy and hospice criteria for admission and the admission process

·         Knowledge of private insurance, Medicare and Medi-Cal regulations as well as State and Federal regulations


Working Relationships

·         Ability to conduct yourself professionally in different circumstances as a potentially fist representative for HEB

·         Able to work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines and changing priorities

·         Demonstrate cooperative, professional behavior with colleagues and clients.

·         Flexible with work assignment

·         Adhere to agency as well as departmental goals and performance standards.

·         Participates in agency clinical meetings as requested

·         Presents with professional office attire or uniform

·         Committed to principals, practices and procedures of nursing in a hospice environment


Experience & Education

·         Valid California registered nursing license

·         California driver's license and insurance

·         Minimum of five years of nursing experience

·         1 year RN experience within the last 3 years

·         Hospice or home care experience preferred