Hebrew SeniorLife

  • Weekend Nurse Coordinator - Intake

    Job Locations US-MA-Dedham
    Job ID
    2018-2385
    Category
    Home Care
  • Overview

    The Weekend Nurse Coordinator/Intake, is responsible for answering incoming telephone calls from patients/patients' families and referral sources; making patient care decisions in response to telephone calls; coordinating and assigning visits to clinicians as deemed medically necessary to meet patients' needs; and accepting reports from and responding to questions from home care clinicians who are in the field providing care. In addition, this position is responsible for monitoring and responding to referrals through E-fax and 4 Next and data entering referral information provided in the EMR. Responsibilities will include involvement in Agency’s Tele-health program in regards to providing the clerical enrollment of patients to telehealth units in addition to responding to alerts identified in the online monitoring of Tele-health readings.

    Responsibilities

     

    • Respond to incoming telephone calls and other inquiries from patient/patients' families, referral sources and other healthcare professionals.
    • Document incoming patient telephone calls, response or direction, and the coordination of services using the appropriate processes and systems in the EMR
    • Make patient care decisions in response to incoming patient telephone calls, using professional nursing judgment. Such responses may include providing advice or direction to the patient/cg, contacting the physician or scheduling a visit.
    • Provide guidance and direction to home care providers regarding patient care and clinical issues including patient/staff incidents and/or injuries.
    • Regularly communicates with and works in cooperation with appropriate personnel to coordinate patient care services.
    • Oversees weekend schedules, and makes adjustments to schedule in response to patient and and/or staffing changes.Perform the duties and responsibilities of the Intake Coordinator position, by monitoring and responding to all referrals through E-Fax and 4 Next, in addition to reviewing content of referrals and data entering referral information, and current orders into EMR.
    • Assign admission visit to appropriate staff when weekend or Monday admission is indicated.Obtains Insurance authorization and check Common Working File for MC patients for Admissions as required by the payer as able, given potential limitations of accessibility during weekend days.
    • Will be responsible to receive hand off communication from Clinical Manager regarding any potential issues (patient related or staff related) that may possibly occur on the weekend.
    • Provide weekend summary report to Director of Clinical Services and Clinical Manager for their review on Monday mornings.
    • Enrolling identified patients in Tele-health program in addition to monitoring on line Tele-health alerts as needed.
    • As directed, collaborates to create an agency environment that is in compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. Complies with HIPPA regulations and practice policies for the privacy and security of patient information.
    • Maintains compliance with policies, procedures, and regulatory matters.
    • The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not however, exclude other duties which would be in conformity with the level of the position.

    Qualifications

      • Proficient computer skills.  
      • Experience with documenting in EMR
      • Good verbal and written communication skills.
      • Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change.
      • Strong customer service skills
      • Working knowledge of Medicare regulations for certified home care.
      • Prior Experience Intake/Office Nurse preferred
      • Current MA license to practice as a Registered Nurse
      • 2-3 years of experience in Certified Home Care as an RN

     

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