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Hospice Evaluator (Highland Hospital)

Company: UR Medicine Home Care
Location: Rochester
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 492981
Work type: Full-time
Location: Rochester, NY
Categories: Hospice and Palliative Care
Why Choose UR Medicine Home Care?"I love being part of a team that fosters great patient care. I started as an LPN, earned my RN license, and was eventually was promoted to Team Manager of a Finger Lakes team."

  • Mary Marotta, Clinical Team ManagerLocationThis position is based at onsite at Highland HospitalOverviewEvaluates, admits, and provides case management to patients and families for Hospice services. Coordinates care and services in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. Provides education to patients, families, and providers regarding the hospice philosophy. Provides an ongoing assessment of patients, ensuring appropriate initiation of care plans, services/levels, and assessment information that accurately reflects the patient's clinical, functional, and psychosocial needs. Serves as a resource and main contact to patients and families through the end-of-life process; ensuring quality of life, best practice hospice care, and patient's/family's wishes are maintained and met with dignity and respect.Responsibilities
    • Evaluates patient eligibility for Hospice admission and on-going service based on the Conditions of Participation, Conditions of Payment, and Local Coverage Determinant (LCD) guidelines, and recommends acceptance into hospice program or referral to other health care services/programs.
      • Provides an environment, which promotes respect for the patients, their privacy, confidentiality and property.
        • Evaluates and admits cases within 24 hours, or documents reasons for start of care delay. Coordinates all the initial care needs and makes referrals as needed.
          • Develops and revises hospice plan of care in conjunction with patient, family, physician, hospice medical director and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), including obtaining medical orders and approval of medical services. This plan and visit frequency is based on patient and family needs.
            • Works closely with hospice medical director and hospice leadership on issues concerning the evaluation process, admission and patient eligibility criteria. Acts as patient and family advocate regarding end of life care.
              • Ensures comprehensive assessment, coordination and education of end of life care and continually re-evaluates and anticipates the changing patient/family needs.
                • Assures the completion of all appropriate electronic clinical documentation needed for compliance with state and federal regulations and the delivery of seamless service within established timeframes. Laptops must be used in the care setting and the bulk of documentation completed during patient visit.
                  • Directs, coordinates, evaluates and supervises the quality of patient care services provided by the Home Health Aides, including clinical supervision. Provides a supportive and inclusive environment for home health aides.
                    • Provides in-service education programs and markets the hospice program within the community and health care systems.
                      • Promotes positive, supportive, respectful communication to all internal and external customers, including consistently displaying ICARE behaviors and values in every interaction.
                        • Provides supervision of LPN to ensure patient health, safety, and compliance with plan of care.
                          • Act as preceptor and works with new staff, students and medical staff as needed.
                            • Rotates responsibility for coverage in the community, nursing home and hospital settings as need arises, and participates in appropriate cross-training and competencies to ensure clinical expertise in all settings.
                              • Ensures schedules are kept up to date daily and pre-loaded weekly. Demonstrates willingness to flex work hours based on patient need.
                                • Will participate in regular on-call scheduling for evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as need arises.
                                  • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to visit patients based on need and not geography or time of day.
                                    • Ensures problem resolution at the point of contact.
                                      • Other duties as assigned.Qualifications
                                        • A graduate of an approved school of professional nursing, who is a Licensed New York State RN with a minimum of one year of experience as a clinical nurse in a hospital or home care agency or BSN and a minimum of 6 months experience in hospital or homecare.
                                          • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interviewing skills. Good organizational skills.
                                            • Occasional extras hours in the evening and on the weekends in client's homes. Must be available for regular on-call schedule.
                                              • Current NYS driver's license; travel to and from client's homes with regular access to a car required.UR Medicine Home Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer
                                                To apply please email your CV / resume to patrick_murphy1@urmc.rochester.eduHPAdvertised: 26 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time

Keywords: UR Medicine Home Care, Rochester , Hospice Evaluator (Highland Hospital), Healthcare , Rochester, New York

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