Clinical Liason - Registered Nurse
Our Clinical Liaison professionals utilize their clinical knowledge and assessment skills in the acute care setting to provide education and create awareness of hospice as an integral part of the continuum of care.
As part of the Business Development Team, the Clinical Liaison collaborates with physicians, case managers, discharge planners and other clinical partners to advocate for utilization of hospice to ensure support for patients and their families as they near end of life.
Our Clinical Liaisons are at the bedside creating an experience and a level of understanding that goes beyond accepted standards.
If you’re comfortable in an acute care environment and passionate about Hospice this is the perfect position for you! Apply today to start the conversation! We look forward to helping you find your career path right here at Seasons Hospice!
The Clinical Liaison, either a Registered Nurse (RN), or Social Worker, will act as liaison between the contracted hospitals and the hospice team, make inpatient visits to hospice patients in contracted facilities, act as consultant for pain and symptom management, provide in-service education to providers, perform pre-admission evaluations for appropriateness for hospice services, initiates the admission process by educating and informing patient/family of hospice and it’s services. Also obtain informed consents. Provide nursing assessment, initial plan of care and intervention(s), which optimize patient and family directed comfort and quality of life and coordinates discharge planning.
*Please note that all clinical decisions must be made under the direction and supervision of the Director, Clinical Operations and in accordance with regulation admission/eligibility by the Medical Director.
Provide community and provider in-service education in assigned territory.
Maintain daily communication with Admissions Department and Team Directors.
Work with the Hospice Care Consultants to develop and implement individualized marketing plan.
Maintain visibility and accountability to increase relationships with contracted inpatient facilities and physician groups.
Act as a liaison with Seasons Hospice Medical Director, Team Physicians and Hospice Physicians on behalf of providers and patients/families.
Make inpatient visits at contracted facilities and communicates with Admissions Department, Team Directors and/or Primary Nurse.
Provide consultation on hospice and palliative care.
Demonstrate familiarity with policies of the agency and state(s) and federal regulations.
Participate on committees and special projects and other related duties as assigned.
Perform evaluations, sign ups, assessments, and discharge planning of new patients primarily in contracted hospitals.
Formulate the initial interdisciplinary plan of care and communicates to the Team Director
Obtain data on physical, psychological, social and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care.
Turn in all paperwork pertaining to sign ups and assessments within 24 hours to Clinical Services.
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Participate in hospice orientation and ongoing education programs.
Attend outside seminars or educational opportunities to increase knowledge and skills.
Performs other duties as assigned including those within the scope of current, valid professional licensure/credentials (i.e. RN, SW, Chaplain, MT, HA, etc.). Employees should reference the position specific job description for additional details on the essential functions of the clinical discipline.
Registered Nurse Qualifications
Registered Nurse license in state(s) practicing
Board Certification or working toward board certification in hospice and palliative care.
Previous experience in hospice, home health, general medical surgical or patient population specific (i.e.: geriatrics, pediatric, etc.) nursing.
Willingness to work a flex schedule and serve patients/families in the geographic service area.
Detail oriented with good time management skills.
Accurate and timely documentation skills.
Demonstrated management/leadership skills.
Demonstrated commitment to Seasons Hospice’s philosophy of care, values, mission statement and organizational culture.
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