Coordinates services to facilitate a smooth transition from medical facility to Hospice. Promotes continuity of care between medical facility, physician and home. Educates and assesses patients referred to hospice program to ensure hospice criteria is met and informed decisions regarding participation in hospice are made.
Facilitates prompt and appropriate delivery of Hospice patient care in accordance with Medicare Conditions of Participation
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of SaddlebackMemorialMedicalCenter. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support SaddlebackMemorialMedicalCenter strategic plan, the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan.
Essential Job Outcomes & Functions
Establish positive working relationship with referral sources, with employees and physicians of medical center, skilled nursing facility and home care department and with patients and families.
Educate patient, family, staff, physicians and other referral sources regarding Hospice coverage and services available after discharge to insure appropriate level of care and utilization of Hospice services.
Provides Hospice management with information related to areas of potential growth and methods of improving relationships with medical facilities, referral sources and the community.
Job specific Competencies
Accepts and coordinates agency referrals and assesses patients to determine level of care and admission criteria appropriateness, documents pertinent information clearly and accurately according to hospice guidelines.
Actively participate in Hospice activities including in-services, performance improvement and appropriate committees.
Maintains standards of productivity
Address Age Specific Needs of the population served (see Checklist).