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RN / Hospice Job in San Mateo, California / Hospital

Company: Kindred at Home
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

I believe that the care we give can make every moment count.
Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence thats how our Hospice improves quality of life in the final stages of life. By delivering palliative care by hospice professionals, our patients can spend their remaining days in comfort and peace. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nations leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.

Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.

We believe that every moment matters. We believe in compassionate care. Most of all, we believe in dignity and respect for each patient we serve.

As a Clinical Hospice Specialist / Hospice Admissions Nurse, you will:
Increase admissions within assigned accounts to meet or exceed set targets.
Develop/maintains regular contact with assigned key physician offices, hospital, skilled nursing, and assisted living facility care coordination/ discharge to hospice services and/or management to provide ongoing updates on Companys Hospice services available in a market.
Promote exemplary customer service to physicians, facility personnel, client and client family at all times.
Primarily conduct facility visits at the physicians' request to provide information to assist program clinical team in determining hospice eligibility.
Ensure effective communication and collaboration with program staff and other field sales resources via weekly meetings. Actively participate in weekly program business development meetings, bringing relevant data, reports, as well as information regarding changes within accounts and referral sources.
Assist program in timely processing of physician orders as directed.
Inform hospital / facility personnel, patient and / or family of acceptance to Hospice and documents all demographic, clinical and payer information, on company approved forms to support diagnosis and hospice orders. Inform the program clinical staff as appropriate (Executive Director, PCM, Admissions Coordinator) of patients acceptance and ensures that the patients needs are appropriately met.
Compliance to technology processes and expectations. Document appropriately in contact management system (CRM).
Work collaboratively with Home Health Division counterparts as applicable, representing the Companys comprehensive home health and hospice deliverables. Copy all medical records pertinent to Hospice care, communicates with Admissions Coordinator to order DME equipment and secure necessary prescriptions for medications at home.
Be aware of all Hospice patient hospitalizations, coordination of communication with the referral source regarding status.
Assist with care coordination by communicating with the Hospitalist/attending physician regarding the discharge, patient care and medications.
Coordinate with Program staff, follow up on all referrals not admitted to the hospice program.
Coordinate with Program staff, follow-up on live discharges related to their facilities.
Abide by all operational compliance with internal controls and reporting.
Provide education and / or continuing education programs for referral sources within guidelines of facility and company policy. Utilize appropriate company resources to maintain and develop business opportunities. Maintain market awareness and prepare competitive updates.
Actively participate with program in development of business and market growth plans.
Participate in special projects, quarterly Blitz events, and performs other duties as assigned.
May have responsibilities as a sales mentor, as designated by senior management.
Assist the program as needed with informational visits.
Completes all required training through Kindred at Home Learning in a timely manner.
Qualifications
Bachelors /Associates degree in Nursing or the equivalent
Current RN or LPN, LVN license and a minimum of three years clinical experience
1-3 years health care industry sales experience required.
C.H.P.N certification is highly desirable.
Must have strong knowledge of governmental hospice regulations, Medicare eligibility requirements, comprehensive understanding of potential care plan needs for the patient and coordination of necessary resources.
Strong knowledge of the facility protocols and industry regulations required.
Understanding the hospice philosophy of death and dying.
Excellent customer service, account development capabilities, organization, time management, problem solving, communication and selling skills required.

Keywords: Kindred at Home, San Mateo , RN / Hospice Job in San Mateo, California / Hospital, Healthcare , San Mateo, California

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