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As a Transitional Care Specialist, you will facilitate the safe and timely transition from acute care to alternative levels of care such as skilled nursing facility, long-term acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home infusion therapy, hospice and/or home care program. You will also facilitate discharge plan for the transition of care and services into the designated setting or service. Additional responsibilities include providing on-site or telephonic discharge arrangements to post-acute and community services. You should be willing to work collaboratively with care coordination team members to identify any barriers to a safe discharge, and works with patient/family to provide clear communication regarding discharge plan.
Schedule: 4 / 10 hour or 8 /5 hour shifts, start time 7am. This position offers a weekend schedule which is eligible for a flat rate $3/hour weekend shift differential.
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This position facilitates the safe and timely transition of clients from acute care to alternative levels of care such as skilled nursing facility, long-term acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home infusion therapy, hospice and/or home care or community program. Facilitates discharge plan for the transition of care and services into the designated setting or service. Provides on-site or telephonic discharge arrangements to post-acute and community services.
Processes and facilitates the timely discharge/transfer of clients from hospital care to identified post-acute setting. Notifies care coordination team member(s) if patient or caregiver demonstrate or verbalize any inability/concern to be able to manage their post-acute plan or responsibilities.
Facilitates/ implements the care plan with proposed interventions in collaboration with healthcare team. Collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to implement, manage and communicate the transition of care arrangements.
Participates in performance improvement projects, Banner initiatives and performs data collection for measurement of projects as assigned.
Documents all interventions in the patient medical record both timely and accurately including all elements of the discharge plan. Performs transfer of accurate, pertinent patient information between all appropriate entities of the post-acute care continuum.
Assist and support patients and families in making appropriate arrangements for the post-acute plan. Performs follow-up calls to patients and providers as indicated and report any concerns to leadership.
Serves as an intermediary when providing community resources to patients, caregiver, and families. Discusses with patient, caregiver, and/or family maintaining clear communication regarding anticipated discharge date and potential care settings.
Maintains knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other program benefits to assist patients with transition of care planning and choices.
A Bachelors degree in social work or related degree or a Licensed Practice Nurse, or a Licensed Respiratory Therapist required.
Must have knowledge of government/community agencies and resources, such as Medicare/Medicaid, long term care or other applicable resources/services. Must demonstrate effective communication and customer service skills, human relation skills and time management skills. Must be able to work flexible hours and work weekends on rotation.BLS required. (BLS is not required for employees working in the Insurance Division.)
Previous experience in health care service setting, interacting with patients and families, usually obtained through work in social services, as a licensed practical nurse or in a discharge planning setting.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.