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RN-Patient Care Coordinator-Inpatient Rehabilitation

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

Description of Position:Provide a "snapshot" or the principal purpose or focus of the position, consisting of no more than three to five sentences. This summary should provide enough information to differentiate the major function and activities of the position from those of other positions. The Patient Care Coordinator is an integral part of a multidisciplinary collaborative effort to identify and deliver quality and cost-efficient healthcare to patients on acute inpatient rehabilitation. Serves as a liaison between persons served, the rehabilitation team, and external resources. While the role is multifaceted, concentrated effort is given to the coordination of services; ensuring adequate discharge plans are in place, and completing utilization management and quality review activities. The care coordinator teams with social services in meeting these efforts. Also have primary responsibilities in the day to day areas of patient evaluation using the IRF-PAI, insuring timely and accurate completion of the IRF-PAI/CARE tool. Responsible for inputting the data, and electronically transmitting the data to Medicare/UDS. In summary the patient care coordinator has responsibilities of case management, PPS coordination for inpatient rehabilitation, and assurance of compliance to regulatory standards. In addition, this associate is expected to adhere to and exemplify the St. Luke's Standards of Excellence and the PMR associate-patient relationship policy. Essential Functions/Responsibilities:Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. % of Time(annually) Care Coordination--- Ensures the provision of care-- Communicates with internal and external resources and the persons served to ensure achievement of outcomes.-- Facilitates orientation that is appropriate to the services and the outcomes predicted for the persons served.-- Facilitates involvement of the persons served throughout the rehabilitation process.-- Ensures that learning needs identified for the persons served are met in a coordinated, comprehensive manner.-- Monitors coordination of care for appropriate intervention and use of preventive measures through team conference interaction, individual staff/patient education/communication and other record reviews.-- Assists team in determining appropriate LOS and discharge.-- Coordinates and assures communication with physicians regarding patients' progress toward outcomes and plan of care.-- Reviews weekly with the persons served and their caregiver(s) progress toward goals and seeks input to relay to the treatment team.-- Periodically reviews and monitors documentation to assure medical necessity for inpatient rehabilitation as well as burden of care documentation for reimbursement justification.-- Coordinates completion of Rehabilitation Patient Assessment instrument on all assigned patients on the timetable established by CMS and ensures accuracy. 50 % Complex Discharge Planning-- Works collaboratively with the rehabilitation social worker to facilitate the implementation of the discharge/transition recommendations. Facilitates the removal of barriers to implementation of the discharge plan. 25% Continuing Care/Insurance Reviews/Financial management of the stay-- Financial coordination while person served on inpatient rehabilitation consist of :-- Communicates with external sources about a patient's financial resources.-- Uses the financial information available to facilitate team decision making about the provision of services for the persons served.-- Facilitates conservation of resources.-- Submits completed Rehabilitation Patient Assessment instrument (IRF-PAI) to CMS on the timetable established by CMS. -- Performs utilization management and quality review activities on all inpatient rehabilitation patients, assuring patients are receiving the appropriate level of care.-- Outcomes measurement:-- Facilitates the gathering of appropriate information to assist in the follow-up activities of the organization in its analysis of program performance.-- Actively participates on the rehab outcome committee. 15 % Basic UPH Performance Criteria -- Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.-- Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.-- Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.-- Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.-- Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.-- Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance. 10% Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of BehaviorsConsistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health's values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities Foster Unity: -- Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.-- Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.-- Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives. Own The Moment: -- Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect-- Enthusiastically engage in our work.-- Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.-- Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin. Champion Excellence: -- Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.-- Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.-- Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes. Seize Opportunities: -- Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.-- Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.-- Have the courage to challenge the status quo. Minimum RequirementsIdentify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position. Preferred or SpecializedNot required to perform the essential functions of the position. Education: -- Graduate of an accredited nursing program. -- Bachelors' degree (preferred) with current RN license Experience: -- Minimum of 3 years clinical experience (required).-- Experience in Rehabilitation nursing. -- Experience in an interdisciplinary rehabilitation model (preferred). License(s)/Certification(s): -- RN license in State of Iowa. -- CRRN, CCM or equivalent certification preferred-- CCRN preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: -- Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.-- Basic knowledge of Rehabilitation theory and practice.-- Understands and applies human relation skills in individual and group interactions.-- Participates in appropriate professional organizations -- Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.-- Professional and personal effectiveness in establishing relationships with referral sources, payers, clinical providers and patients/caregivers. Other: -- Must be able to work well with all customers, associates and co-workers. -- Must demonstrate a cooperative, courteous and dependable working performance.-- Must possess high integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times. -- Must be able to delegate effectively. PandoLogic. Keywords: Health Advocate, Location: Cedar Rapids, IA - 52407

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