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Transitional Care Facility Admissions Specialist

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: June 29, 2024

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
This TCF Admission Specialist works collaboratively with a team of individuals and is responsible for the comprehensive medical review and screening of all referrals made to the Transitional Care Facility within the network.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process all inquires for admission to ARC and arranges for pre-admission screening on request from referral source
  • Determine patient's appropriateness for ARC services consistent with ARC policies and admission criteria and in conjunction with the medical director, Admissions Manager, and ARC Director or designee
  • Assume initial responsibility for assessing patient/family needs and consulting with medical director and other ARC staff members as appropriate
  • Coordinate with hospital business office for insurance verification as needed
  • Coordinate bed availability with Admission coordinator or designee
  • Serve as ARC staff liaison with physicians, hospital nurses, social workers, case managers, discharge planners and community agencies
  • Make telephone contact and/or assessment visits with potential ARC patients and/or referring case manager to provide information on ARC services and/or assess patient's status
  • Conduct unit tours for patients and families
  • Provide hospital staff and provider education at least annually regarding admission criteria and program overview
  • Offer suggestions/solutions in problem solving situations or activities regarding the program
    PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
    Occasionally lift and/or carry 50 lbs , Frequently lift and/or carry 25 lbs , Being able to frequently lift or carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds is often more critical that being able to lift up to 50 lbs at a time, Stand and/or walk at least 6 hours in an 8-hour work day. Stooping (bending at the waist) and crouching (stooping and bending at the knee) - required frequently in most medium jobs, Handling (grasping) - required frequently in most medium jobs , Fingering (fine manipulation) - required only occasionally in most medium jobs. Turning, stooping, bending, climbing, stretching and lifting in the provision of comprehensive nursing care. -Finger and hand dexterity necessary to handle delicate instruments and other equipment. -Visual and auditory acuity required providing comprehensive nursing care.
    EDUCATION:
    Licensed professional required (RN, LPN or Therapist (PT.OT.SLP)). -Graduate of accredited professional school required.
    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
    Minimum 1 year experience with admissions for a post-acute rehabilitation setting preferred. Clinical experience as a nurse or therapist in an inpatient setting for a minimum of 3 years. Marketing related experience desired. Work experience with an adult geriatric population is desired.Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Transitional Care Facility Admissions Specialist, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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