RN Hospice Community Liaison -Tucson AZ
at Dependable Health Services

Date Posted: 7/31/2020

Job Description

Dependable Health Services is seeking an experienced RN Community Hospice Liaison to JOIN our Dependable Hospice team in Tucson Arizona. The hospice liaison will develop and manage relationships within the medical community to grow and provide hospice to patients in need. As a hospice liaison, the duties are to coordinate hospice admissions based on the criteria set out by Dependable. The hospice liaison reviews patient referral's, collaborates hospice care options with patients and family members, and plan with both the patient and the facility to prepare for hospice care. The hospice liaison will work closely with the hospice marketer, potential hospice candidate , families and their corresponding medical team to ensure the transition to hospice is handled delicately. The hospice liaison communicates with other medical entities and their teams, who may be potential referral sources, and as an advocate for the family or loved one choosing the end of life path through hospice. 
Job Responsibilities:
Coordinate hospice care by working with other team members as well as with the patient/family
Complete hospice admission and evaluate the effectiveness of hospice services to the patient and family ongoing
Nurse liaison will complete admission process that includes securing the physician, any pertinent patient information for hospice admission as well as assisting the patient and family through the process
Once admission process is completed, nurse liaison will initiate and transfer care to Nurse Case Manager
Attend IDG Meetings regularly
Adhere to Federal, state and accreditation requirements including Medicare and Medicaid regulations
Maintain an ongoing knowledge of current drug therapies 
Participate in staff development meetings
Ability to readily network
Marketing plan and collaborate with a team
Referral goals/weekly-informational, presentations, follow-up of past referrals
Excellent organization, planning and skill for hospice presentations
Develop and manage relationships within the medical community  to grow and provide hospice to patients in need
Analyze patient/company relationships
Collaborate with marketing-data
Community liaison communicates to other medical entities and their teams, who may be potential referral resources, and as an advocate for the family or loved one choosing their end of life path through hospice
Provide education to patients/family members regarding the dying process, plan of care and offers guidance with healthcare decision.
Performs on call duties
and other duties as assigned, such as filling in for other nurses

Job Conditions
May be stressful
The ability to access patient's homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible is required. Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient's condition and to perform and demonstrate patient care
Physical activities will include, walking, sitting, stooping and standing and minimal to maximum lifting of patient's and the turned of patients.
Equipment Operation
Computer, smart phone, thermometer , B/P cuff, glucometer, PT/INR machine, penlight, hand washing materials, PPE, and other various medical and office equipment
Company Information
Medical Records access
Qualifications
Bachelor or Master's preferred Registered Nurse
Must be licensed in the State of Arizona as a Registered Nurse
One year of hospice RN experience
Must be able to communicate verbally and written 
Must be a licensed driver with an insured automobile in good working order
Should be skillful in organization and in the principals of time management and have knowledge of hospice admission and referral process

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, genetic  information, status as a qualified individual with a disability and any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. 

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 7/31/2020

About Us

DEPENDABLE HEALTH SERVICES STORY

Dependable Health Services began in Tucson, Arizona, in 1992, when CEO Joe Schifano started Dependable Nurses, Inc. Since that time, the Dependable Company has grown to include full home health-care services in addition to facility staffing.

DEPENDABLE HEALTH SERVICES OFFERS ARIZONANS A VARIETY OF HEALTH-CARE SERVICES IN AN ARRAY OF SETTINGS.

We offer temporary staffing for hospitals, clinics, assisted living centers, nursing homes, and clinics. Dependable also offers a full spectrum of personal healthcare services and treatments in your home, from 24-hour a day nursing care to personal assistants. Dependable Health Services staffing companies include the state licensed Dependable Nurses, Inc. (DNI), in Tucson, serving all of Southern Arizona. Dependable Nurses work with both institutional and private-duty clients throughout Arizona. The company is State-licensed and provides nursing, home health aides, attendant care workers, and homemakers in Tucson. We’re experienced in providing private duty nursing services. We work alongside physicians and their families with skilled nursing and personal care services in a variety of patient care settings.

DEPENDABLE HOME HEALTH, INC. (DHH) HAS MEDICARE CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AGENCIES IN BOTH TUCSON AND NOGALES.

We have been providing more than 25 years of skilled nursing, therapy, and personal care services that offer an important source of comfort and safety. We believe in the healing power that in-home patient care can provide.

Our home health professionals include RNs and LPNs as well as a full array of therapy services (such as Physical, Occupational, and Speech). Additionally, we have homemakers, companions, and attendant care workers services available in Nogales. Our staff collaborates with your physician to meet your needs. Our case managers oversee your care while sharing information with your physician, family members, and other caregivers. Our goal is to meet the individual’s needs through professional and reliable care.

DEPENDABLE NURSES, INC. (DNI) IS OUR AGENCY THAT WORKS WITH BOTH INSTITUTIONAL AND PRIVATE DUTY CLIENTS THROUGHOUT ARIZONA.

If you or a loved one requires the care of trained nursing professionals, Dependable Nurses, Inc. can provide the quality, caring nursing staff needed for the situation. The focus of service at Dependable Nurses, Inc. (DNI) is different than at Dependable Home Health, Inc. (DHH). Dependable Nurses, Inc. caters to the needs of long-term care (LTC) insurers and their members and our nurses are experts at caring for persons with chronic illness. We accept Mercy Care Plan LTC, Evercare, ALTCS, VA, University Family Care, United Health Care and dual complete, AZ Department of Developmental Disabilities, and private reimbursement.

The client’s chronic needs influence the structure of the authorization for visits and dictates, in a large part, the length of the therapeutic relationship. In contrast to other types of health insurers which focus on short-term periods of service related to episodic illness or injury, LTC insurance providers manage their chronically ill members proactively by sending home health services to provide ongoing skilled nursing assessments aimed at keeping the client from needing expensive hospitalization or extended nursing home stays. LTC insurers employ case managers who maintain long-term relationships with their membership, with care providers such as Dependable Nurses, Inc., as well as with individual nurses.

Effective provision of any care in the home depends on developing the therapeutic relationship. Keeping this in mind, our nurses establish longstanding therapeutic relationships with our clients over months and years. In the event of an acute exacerbation of condition, our aim is to intervene early. Dependable Nurses, Inc. has won the privilege of being Medicare certified in order to provide acute care to our long-term clients producing a seamless, unified service exemplifying optimal continuity of care.

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