HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist in Salem VA, Virginia

LewisGale Medical Center (LGMC) delivers quality care to our patients located in the beautiful mountainous region of Southwest Virginia. LGMC is a 521-bed acute care facility and is the largest hospital in the LewisGale Regional Health System (LGRHS). Through our extensive network stretching from the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, we have the privilege of serving more than 250,000 patients each year. LewisGale is also ranked among the top hospitals in Virginia and the nation for benchmarked quality cancer care, patient safety and satisfaction and health outcomes. Lastly, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have ranked us among the top hospitals nationwide on quality measures for our services and treatments to address heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Challenges for the Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist:

-Coordinates the various components of the admission process from initial request for consult and insurance verification, through the actual admission and admission justification. Responsible for the timely admissions of appropriate candidates to the Rehab program and insures the continued compliance of Medicare guidelines during the hospital stay. Cross trains with the RN 2/MD-Liaison to assist with gathering information to complete IRF-PAI data.

-Communicates effectively and professionally with internal and external customers. Documents required information according to hospital policy.

-Functions in an organized and time conscious manner. Prescreens all in-house referrals and, whenever possible, outside referrals. Assures that the referral meets the stated Medicare guidelines for admission and that the unit maintains compliance with the 60% rule for exemption status. Follows through on all insurance verifications for preadmission certification and subsequent requests for extensions or continued stays.

-Presents self in a professional manner.

-Actively works with physicians, their offices, and case managers in other area hospitals and health care facilities to improve admission process.

-Acquires and maintains current knowledge pertinent to nursing practice in Rehabilitation, including the use of Medicare guidelines and the current status of the patient to advise the physicians when a candidate for admission appears to be inappropriate.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION Required: Currently holds an RN license in the state of Virginia.
Preferred: Certified Rehab Nurse Certification and membership in the Association of Rehab Nurses and ACLS certification

EDUCATION Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

EXPERIENCE One year nursing experience.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Effective communication skills. Work is of medium demand, ability to lift, bend, stretch, stoop, etc. Standing and walking most of the time on duty.

Title: Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist

Location: Virginia-Salem VA-Lewis-Gale Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00005-18096