The Hospital Liaison is responsible for growing key service line areas as defined by management, developing and maintaining new and current relationships with assigned hospital(s). As a critical member of the marketing and admissions teams, the Hospital Liaison works closely with hospital discharge planners, physicians, palliative team members, social workers, case managers, management, inpatient unit and education staff to generate referrals. The Hospital Liaison also provides initial and on-going assessments of patients in facility contracted beds, and manages patients admitted to the hospital for symptom management.
Four ten-hour shifts, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. with occassional weekend work. Starting pay range: $47K - $60K, actual starting salary will be commensurate with experience
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Assesses potential patient's condition and past medical history and obtains appropriate documentation to support hospice eligibility and ensures that the hospice certification is accurately completed.
Provides an overview of hospice services and secures appropriate signed consents for admission to hospice program.
Communicates with hospital staff to establish a coordinated plan of care that reflects the hospice philosophy and the patient's needs, for hospice patients who are admitted to hospitals or are awaiting admission to HOD.
Coordinates the completion of the admission process and ensures that appropriate resources are obtained for a successful transfer to home care, or to an extended care facility.
Provides the receiving team or facility with appropriate information to facilitate continuity of care.
Collaborates with the attending physician to effectively manage the hospitalized HOD patient and ensure that transfers to other care sites are expedited as soon as possible.
Serves as consultant to other professionals including the hospital staff by providing clinical expertise in the area of hospice care.
Consults and collaborates with physicians as appropriate.
Assists in planning and executing educational offerings for hospital staff related to the care of hospice patients.
Participates in Grand Rounds, Tumor Board, or other hospital staff related functions to communicate the hospice philosophy and HOD services.
Interfaces with facility utilization review staff to facilitate timely transfer of HOD hospitalized patients and appropriate use of facility resources.
Acts as liaison between hospital, physicians, nursing homes, and HOD to resolve problems, provide information, and maintain positive relationships.
Follows all applicable federal and state regulations, including HIPAA, compliance and employment regulations.
Complies with all HOD policies and procedures