Nov 29, 2021

Intake Assessment RN - Hospice Direct

  • Providence
  • Santa Rosa, CA, USA
General Nursing Hospice

Job Description

We are looking for an Intake Assessment Registered Nurse for Hospice Direct at St. Joseph Home Care Network.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 64 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

An Intake Assessment Nurse RN is a registered nurse whose primary responsibility is to accept referrals from a variety of resources via phone and fax with additional responsibility of co-signing referrals entered by LVN's and or non-clinical intake staff, as well as coordinating the initial hospice assessments with the clinical team.

Essential Functions:

  • Prioritizes daily referrals in order to guarantee timely patient admission.
  • Answers telephone calls promptly and courteously.
  • Checks and follows up on referral on a daily basis.
  • Enters referral information, including medical and insurance information, into the EMR.
  • Verifies and obtains orders from physician as well as documents CTI information on referrals in EMR.
  • Ascertains if insurance is contracted with St. Joseph Hospice Services in order to assure appropriate financial reimbursement.
  • Interfaces with the Insurance Verification/Billing Specialist as needed.
  • Communicates with Patient Care Supervisor and Patient Care Coordinator to assure coordination of services.
  • Keeps Pharmacy and PBM informed of admissions and faxes them the necessary documents for entry into their systems.
  • Applies Medicare and State Regulations pertaining to hospice when accepting a referral in order to be compliant with said regulations.
  • Co-signs referrals for team members who are LVN’s and non-clinical staff.

Skills :

  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Mandatory interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Knowledge of hospice compliance issues, payer coverage requirements related to eligibility for services.
  • Knowledge of hospice referral process.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Completes necessary education to attain RN Licensure in state of California.

Experience: 1 year Registered Nurse experience.

Licenses/Certifications: Current California RN License.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 1 year Hospice experience.

St. Joseph Home Care Network (SJHCN) is a Home Health ministry of St. Joseph Health, serving three Northern California counties; Humboldt County, Napa County and Sonoma County.

Our networks of compassionate, highly skilled employees are dedicated to putting the patient first to improve the health of individuals and families in our community.

The Home Health caregivers assist in restoring a patient's optimal health and support the family by going into the home and ministering to the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient and family members.

Our home care services are a literal representation of reaching out to our community to care for our dear neighbors.

Company: St. Joseph Home Care Network

Category: Hospice Nursing

Req ID: R341075