(RN ONLY) Assessment Coordinator - PRN - Weekends-Rehab
Assessment Coordinator shall be responsible for providing administrative support to the patient admission process. The incumbent shall also demonstrate accountability for and contribution to program development, quality improvement, problem solving and productivity enhancement in a flexible interdisciplinary fashion.
A degree as an RN
Willingness to be crossed trained to other areas.
Valid Texas Driver’s License
Organizational skills is necessary
Good written and verbal communication skills
Ability to read, write and speak English
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
Prefer hospital experience
Three (3) to five (5) years experience in a health care setting strongly preferred.
Requires strong communication and organizational skills.
Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.
Must present a professional image.
Requires working with frequent interruptions.
Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practice
Arrange for pre-admission screening on. Verify screening arrangements within 30 minutes of receiving referral.
Assist in orienting patient and families to unit
Pre-admission screening completed according to policy & procedure
Eligibility determination is given within one business day of referral. Alternate placement suggestions are offered if needed
Complete verification of admission pre-certification and insurance benefits if patient is to be admitted
Coordinate bed availability with Nurse Manager / Program Director
Develop network with case managers for referrals and as a resource to aid in discharge planning
Communicates with hospital case managers daily regarding potential post acute needs of acute patients via phone, face to face, or e-mail.
Conduct center tours for patients and families
Attends team business meetings and offers ideas/solutions in problem solving situations/activities regarding the program
Function as a resource for and provide team members with in-service/cross-training on admissions knowledge and skill areas
Contributes to and cooperates with the implementation of system improvements
Offers to assist other staff and demonstrates flexibility in carrying out shared team functions including special projects.
Completes tasks as requested
Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life
Attends scheduled unit quality management meetings as assigned
Submits data as requested
Assists with coverage for Case Management/Social Work as needed for inpatient and outpatient Rehab (if applicable)
Adheres to safety standards for staff and patients, and encourages compliance by others
LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Reports directly to Director of Rehabilitation Nursing Services.