Admissions Registered Nurse (7 on/7off)

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Employer: LHC New
Industry: NURSING
Salary: Competitive
Job type: Full-Time

Company Overview

The Admissions Nurse (RN) is responsible for execution of the hospice admission process in compliance with federal and state regulations. The Admissions Nurse will advocate for the patient and family to meet those stated needs that hospice can cover and/or refer them to other resources as appropriate.

At LHC Group, we embrace a culture of caring, belonging, and trust and enjoy the meaningful connections that come from it: for the whole patient, their families, each other, and the communities we serve-it truly is all about helping people. You can find a home for your career here.

As a Hospice RN, you can expect:
  • the ability to develop trusting relationships as an end-of-life care expert
  • being valued and respected by patients and their families
  • employee-focused wellness and support programs
  • incredible team support and empathetic leadership

Take your nursing career to a new level of caring. Join us.

LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and home and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates competency in meeting with potential patients and families in assessment of their needs.
  • Maintains confidentiality and safety of patient/client clinical records.
  • Completes assigned admissions in an effective and timely manner.
  • Communicates effectively with physician(s), referral sources, patient, family, and hospice interdisciplinary team regarding the new admission of a patient.
  • Responsible for communicating and documenting the clinical assessment, identified needs and other pertinent information.
  • Records and includes in the medical record any pertinent medical history and assists in obtaining medical records that may be relevant to determine hospice eligibility.
  • Assists in ordering emergency kit medications, as well as any medications that are needed immediately for new admissions (per physician order) and facilitates processing of the medication order(s) with the pharmacy provider.
  • Assists with orders and appropriate education for DME equipment, as needed.
  • Communicates effectively with operational, clinical and sales leadership regarding status of pending referrals and admissions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of hospice eligibility criteria.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all policy and procedures.
  • Maintains compliance by documenting accurately and timely within the organization's electronic health record.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

Experience Requirements
  • Must be a licensed registered nurse in the state of operation.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a hospice, home health, or other health care service delivery system setting.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Current Driver's License and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation.

Additional State Specific Requirements
  • LA: a minimum two-years full time experience working as an RN. However, two years of full-time clinical experience in hospice care as a licensed practical nurse may be substituted for the required two years of experience as a registered nurse.

Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disability.

Must be fully vaccinated or be willing to complete full vaccination by date of hire and proof of vaccination will be required. If permitted by state law, the company will consider requests for religious or medical exemptions.

Created: 2023-03-18
Reference: 191306
Country: United States
State: Louisiana
City: Lake Charles
ZIP: 70605

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