St. Joseph Health Admission Coordination RN - Hospice in Lubbock, Texas

Job Summary: Coordinates intake of referrals, obtains patient information and physician orders, performs admissions of appropriate patients, establishes initial plans of care, assists with assignments of patients to field nurse for ongoing case management, assists with team conferences, insures that patient care records are accurate and complete, shares clinical expertise with nursing staff, coordinates services with social worker, and contributes to the performance improvement program of Hospice of Lubbock. Requires minimal supervision.Essential Functions:1. Receives and processes intake information on patients referred for hospice care to include determination of appropriateness of admission based on Hospice of Lubbock admissions criteria.2. Initiates coordination of services for new admissions such as securing durable medical equipment, supplies and prescription items.3. Assists with team conference as requested. Conducts team conference with or in the absence of the Clinical Supervisor.4. Contributes to performance improvement and standards by monitoring documentation in patient charts to assure completion and accuracy5. Make recommendations on policy and/or procedure additions and changes as necessary.6. Shares clinical expertise with patient care staff.7. Obtains physician signatures and those of other disciplines according to policy.8. Submits documentation in a timely manner.9. Participates in the on-call schedule.Minimum Position Qualifications: Education: RN Experience:1. Two years nursing experience, preferred.2. Experience in working with terminally ill patients.3. High level of clinical expertise. Training:1. Eighteen hours of Hospice training.2. Six hours of Bereavement training. License/Certification:1. Registered Nurse with current Texas license.2. Certified hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN), preferred3. CPR certified.Preferred Position Qualifications: 1. BSN2. Ability to communicate well.3. Ability to interact comfortably with new patients/families during initial assessment.4. Ability to communicate hospice benefits concisely and completely to patient/family.5. Self-starting, motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.6. Knowledge of nursing process.7. Ability to develop appropriate patient care plans which will address needs present at initial assessment.8. Understands and cooperates with the team approach to patient care.9. High energy level and a willingness to work additional hours when necessary to accomplish designated tasks.10. Productive time management skills.

Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds: Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.