The admission RN is responsible for all aspects of the admission process for new patients. They are a member of the interdisciplinary team, reporting to the Admissions Supervisor for assigned functions related to admissions of patients, provision of services information and liaison with inpatient and outpatient institutions and groups identified as sources of referrals consistent with Casa de la Luz policies and procedures. They are responsible for the assessment, planning and coordination of services for admission of patients to Casa de la Luzs program of care. Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities 1. Process all inquiries for admission to Casa de la Luz‚s hospice program using hospice laptop computer, at point of service, where patient is located. 2. Determine patient‚s appropriateness for Casa de la Luz services consistent with Casa de la Luz service policies and admission criteria and in conjunction with patient‚s physician and hospice physicians. 3. Make telephone contact and/or assessment visits with potential hospice patients to provide information on Casa de la Luz services and/or assess patient‚s status. 4. Plan for admission and/or admit patients to Casa de la Luz in coordination Admission‚s Supervisor and/or Patient Services Supervisor. 5. Serve as Casa de la Luz staff liaison with physicians, hospital/institutional nurses, social workers, discharge planners and community agencies. 6. Implement and coordinate services required for discharge of patients from hospitals into Casa de la Luz‚s program of care. 7. Provide information regarding Casa de la Luz‚s program of care and services to patients, physicians and other sources of referrals. 8. Work with various community agencies to facilitate the delivery of appropriate services for potential Casa de la Luz patients.
1. Bachelor of Science or Associates degree in nursing. 2. Possession of current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of Arizona. 3. Minimum four years of recent varied work experience as a professional nurse including one year in an acute setting; preferred experience in hospice or home health. 4. Excellent computer skills and experience with electronic charting. 5. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize. 6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must have ability to relate effectively with patients, physicians, community agencies and institutions, and members of the interdisciplinary team.
Position is Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.