Works within the Admission Department and performs all clerical and business functions pertaining to new resident/patient admissions.
• Performs all clerical and business functions pertaining to new admissions, including entry of resident information in both HCS and Sigma Care computer software programs.
• Responsible for conducting tours and communicating daily with Hospital Social Workers and RN Case Managers. Gathers all relevant information regarding a perspective resident including diagnosis and history from hospital and community referrals. Attends morning meeting for 24 hour census updates.
• Makes bed offers to prospective resident &/or designated representative and performs all functions relating to new admission when Admissions Director is not available.
• Maintains and updates the facility’s Daily Census and enters information into the computer software program and backup for Finance re: banking and lunch tickets.
• Monitors flow of inquiries and applications regarding placement.
• Accepts calls and interviews walk-in applicants to discuss prospective resident placements.
• Follows up making contact with those persons who can best serve to expedite the submission of the admission forms; to obtain financial data and/or Medicaid information as required by MMWH; to assemble and integrate these forms for the Admissions Committee to review.
• Responsible for own correspondence and to initiate phone calls to hospitals, banks, family of prospective residents;
• Responsible for maintaining "Deceased/Discharged/file.
• Reviews pre-admission forms, checking for accuracy and completion.
• Collects all forms and documentation (prior to admission) of Medicaid material necessary for Medicaid approval, Medicaid transfer or Medicaid in the future
• Prepares necessary forms when informed about a pending admission. Meets and greets new admissions and families. Discusses admission portfolio at length before signing of such information.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Requires basic employment skills in clerical, service, or manual areas.
Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.