Nurse Liaison

Location US-NY-Valhalla
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/18/2022 4:49 PM)
Job ID
2022-15925
# Positions
1
Facility
ArchCare at Home
Experience (Years)
2
Category
Nursing
Work Days Per Week
5
Shift
D
Shift Start Time
8:30 a.m.
Shift End Time
5:00 p.m.
Type
Full-Time
# Hours
37.5

Overview

The Nurse Liaison facilitates the transfer of patients from a hospital or skilled nursing facility to the care of the home health agency in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Agency policies.

Responsibilities

• Works with the Hospital team (social worker, discharge planner, skilled nursing facility staff and or nurse) to assess patient's home-care needs and establish a discharge plan.

• Interviews patients and family to assess the patient's understanding of illness and determine patient's home environment and support system.

• Evaluates patient's level of comprehension if procedures and/or treatment need to be performed, e.g. insulin injections, dressings, ostomy care.

• Discusses with medical staff, treatment in hospital, and the patient's response to illness.

• Explains home health agency services and policies to patient and family.

• Assesses third-party coverage and determines if coverage is sufficient to cover the patient's needs at home.

• Discusses with patient and family other community resources, where appropriate. 

• Makes referrals to other agencies if additional services are needed, such as meals from a nutrition center, volunteer services, etc. 

Qualifications

• Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an approved school is preferred. 

• Will consider social work candidates LMSW/LCSW

• Current New York State license as a Registered Professional Nurse; if considering social work candidates, they must be licensed.

• Ability to plan, problem solve, set priorities and take appropriate action. 

• Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations and commercial insurance.

• Possess good interpersonal, leadership and documentation skills.

 

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