Full Job Description
Duke Homecare & Hospice offers hospice, home health and infusion services. Hospice care is offered to terminally ill patients in their home, skilled-nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and at our two inpatient facilities located in Hillsborough and Durham, North Carolina.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses.
Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
Responsible for the coordination of home health, hospice, and infusion services for the hospitalized patient, clinic/outpatient and/or patient in an alternative setting (i.e. extended care facilities) by acquiring admission information and assessing the appropriateness of home care services. Responsible for providing community education, responding to customer requests and concerns, and interfacing with referral sources, organizations, government agencies and third party payors.
JOB RELATIONS: Responsible to: Business Development Manager
Positions directly supervised: None
MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:
Maintains current knowledge base of the comprehensive services, products and supplies available through DHCH.
Maintains current knowledge of federal and state regulatory guidelines related to home care services.
Remains current of reimbursement issues, and maintains understanding of their impact on the delivery of home health, hospice, and infusion services.
Functions as an educational resource, providing consultation to physicians, hospitals, and other referral sources regarding home care coordination and available services through DHCH.
Utilize comprehensive assessment skills to determine patients appropriateness of home care and initiate development of a plan of care.
Meet with referral sources regularly to identify patient population needs, referral process improvements and identify patient/staff educational opportunities.
Maintains daily record of referral source/community contacts and assists in identifying referral trends and needs.
Initiates home care coordination in collaboration with referral source, MD, patient/caregiver and central intake staff.
Participate in patient case conferences.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education, Degrees and Formal Training:
BSN required. Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.
Refer to the Duke University/DUHS official classification description for minimum requirements. DHCH preferred requirements are:
Three years of nursing experience required.
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