RN Intake Coordinator Home Care Job

Children's Health - Home Health Nursing Careers

Job Number: 54484

Location: Plano, TX

Date Posted: 6-1-2018

Description:

Intake Coordinator Home Care

Position Summary

The Intake Coordinator will work in a fast-paced environment to coordinate patients' discharge needs for home with case managers and third-party facilities. The role collaborates with the referral sources to create a smooth transition for the patient from the hospital setting to the home setting, increasing the quality of care across the care continuum. The role utilizes strong multi-tasking abilities in a triage-type environment, handling patient referrals and scheduling based on needs and policy guidelines.

The role is responsible for coordinating care for patients receiving skilled interventions in the home setting. Functions include intake referral coordination, case management, evaluation of the creation of the plan of care for patients, referral and coordination of services in the agency and the community, advocacy for the patient in obtaining/attaining goals and intervention of the highest standard, discharge planning, clinical safety education to patient families, and coordination of care with third party agencies. This role is the communication link between the hospital, case management team, and the patient's family. The Intake Coordinator facilitates those functions associated with meeting patient needs after discharge from an acute episode of care, specialty clinic, or at the request of the patient's primary care physician.

Job Specific Responsibilities

Coordinates and provides clinical triage that is responsive to patient and family needs. Work with the team or directly determines whether patient's benefits provide coverage for services and communicates this information back to families. Educates patient families regarding programs, assessment process, scheduling and billing systems.


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