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Admissions Liaison

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: July 13, 2019

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.The ARC Admissions Specialist position is responsible for providing administrative support to the patient admission process through assessment, planning and coordination of all admissions of general inpatient care to St. Lukes Acute Rehabilitation Center. Responsible for demonstrating accountability for and contribution to the program development, quality improvement, problem solving, and productivity enhancement in a flexible interdisciplinary fashion. Liaison with inpatient and outpatient institution and groups identified as sources of referrals with the ARC policies and procedures. The mission is to build long term relationships with client institutions. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Process all inquires for admission to ARC and arranges for pre-admission screening on request from referral source. - Determine patients appropriateness for ARC services consistent with ARC policies and admission criteria and in conjunction with the medical director, Admission Coordinator, and ARC director or designee. - 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 patients status. - Conduct unit tours for patients and families. - 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. - Confirm and document admission decision with referral source. - Offer alternate placement suggestions to referral sources as needed. - Maintain all admission, referral, and discharge logs as appropriate - Serve as ARC staff liaison with physicians, hospital nurses, social workers, case managers, discharge planners and community agencies. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Physical Demands: Medium Work Exertional activity - 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. Non-exertional activity - 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. Important: The functional capacity to perform medium work includes the functional capacity to perform sedentary and light work. Good physical and mental health. Neat, clean, free from body odors, conforms to the uniform code. Constant standing and walking during work periods. 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, LSW, LPN or Therapist). Bachelors degree preferred. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum 1 year experience with admissions for an acute rehabilitation setting preferred. 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!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Allentown , Admissions Liaison, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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