Transition Care Specialist:
This position facilitates the safe and timely transition from acute care to alternative levels of care such as skilled nursing facility, long-term acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home infusion therapy, hospice and/or home care program. Facilitates discharge plan for the transition of care and services into the designated setting or service. Provides onsite or telephonic discharge arrangements to post-acute and community services.
Processes and facilitates the timely discharge/transfer of patients from hospital care to identified post-acute setting. Works collaboratively with care coordination team members to identify any barriers to a safe discharge, and works with patient/family to provide clear communication regarding discharge plan.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) CERTIFICATION
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This position facilitates the safe and timely transition of clients from acute care to alternative levels of care such as skilled nursing facility, long-term acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home infusion therapy, hospice and/or home care or community program. Facilitates discharge plan for the transition of care and services into the designated setting or service. Provides on-site or telephonic discharge arrangements to post-acute and community services.
A Bachelors degree in social work or related degree or a Licensed Practice Nurse, or a Licensed Respiratory Therapist required.
Must have knowledge of government/community agencies and resources, such as Medicare/Medicaid, long term care or other applicable resources/services. Must demonstrate effective communication and customer service skills, human relation skills and time management skills. Must be able to work flexible hours and work weekends on rotation.BLS required.
Previous experience in health care service setting, interacting with patients and families, usually obtained through work in social services, as a licensed practical nurse or in a discharge planning setting.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.