Adventist HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, serving Maryland and Washington D.C. The team of dedicated professionals work together to improve the health and well-being of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. They strive to convey this mission by living the organization’s core values of respect, integrity, service, excellence, and stewardship. If you are ready to move your career forward with Adventist HealthCare, you will find open positions in the fields of allied health, home health, mental health, nursing, and professional and supportive services. When joining the team, you will enjoy benefits, continuing education opportunities and a supportive work environment.
Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.
We're looking for someone to join our team as a RN, Admissions who:
Ensures efficient screening, assessment and coordination of both internal and external referrals. Maintains patient records and collaborates with physicians and hospital program staff, families, social network, and community agencies, if appropriate, to determine disposition of the patient. Functions as subject matter expert in admissions.
* Conducts initial health assessments, which identifies clinical needs, problems and concerns for safety, emotional, physical and financial parameters. Obtains initial insurance and demographic information and consults with admitting staff to determine viability of insurance. Obtains, when possible, pre-certification of patient admissions from health plan or managed care agents. Collects information regarding clients' presentation through a combination of interviewing, observation, tests, medical record review and consultation with community providers.
* Facilitates appropriate admission arrangements. Provides appropriate referrals to community resources when admission to program or service is not indicated. Maintains current knowledge of programs and other available resources for all patient populations.
* Completes and maintains client-related paperwork regarding patient rights, advanced directive protocols, confidentiality, and abuse reports. Maintains an understanding of regulations regarding mental health laws, Medicaid and Medicare, and other funding sources. Evaluates, and collects statistics relating to assessments, patient needs, plans, interventions, and outcomes.
* Provides crisis intervention to achieve stabilization for the patient with the goal of achieving the least restrictive level of care.
* Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree (BSN): Preferred
* Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in state of practice: Required