Home Care Coordinator- Full Time- New Jersey Location
DescriptionPenn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
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- The Home Care Coordinator is responsible for obtaining and processing pertinent patient information on all referrals. The Home Care Coordinator determines appropriateness for home infusion, home health, or hospice care. The Home Care Coordinator assesses patient needs and services that will be required and then coordinates the full referral to home infusion, home health, or home hospice. The Home Care Coordinator meets with the patient and/or caregiver to inform them about services they will receive, answer their questions, and holistically coordinates their post-acute care services. The Home Care Coordinator communicates with PMAH Leadership regarding business development opportunities and referral sources' satisfaction. The Home Care Coordinator provides home care education to referral sources and to patients and their families. The Home Care Coordinator performs hospital-hook-ups and clinic hook-ups of Chemotherapy, Milrinone, TPN, Anti-Infectives, and Pain Management.
- Evaluates patients that are referred for home health/hospice and determines if the patient qualifies for home health, infusion, or hospice benefit.
- Discusses and assists patients, hospital discharge planners, or case specialists with options for home health/hospice care.
- Accurately completes all documentation required for homecare/hospice/infusion referrals: Intake information and Hospital documentation.
- Keeps hospital discharge planners, physicians, case specialists, hospital staff, and patients/families informed re: discharge coordination efforts.
- Consults with Central Intake staff and clinical supervisors to ensure that patient needs can be met and that new referrals can be admitted according to agency policies.
- Develops and maintains professional demeanor and rapport with hospital staff, physicians, patients, agency staff, and other referral sources. Utilizes good communication skills in all interactions.
- Accesses information through Literature, the Internet, and professional educational programs to stay current on changes and trends in the home care industry as it pertains to discharge planning. Strives for professional growth and development.
- Registered Nurse - PA (Required)
- PA, NJ and DE RN Licensure depending on geographical location required.
- RN-DE or RN-NJ (Required)
Education or Equivalent Experience:
- Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required)
- Nursing 0-1 years One- year community health experience as a Nurse discharge planner Home Infusion and Oncology nursing experience
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