Hospice Transition Navigator (RN, LPN, or Social Worker)

Job Description

Division: Sales

Are you in search of a new career opportunity where you are the connection? 

 

Encompass Health is seeking a Nurse or Social Worker to join our growing and dynamic Hospice team as the Hospice Transition Navigator. 

 

It is essential that the RN, LPN, or Social Worker have at least one-year experience in the Hospice and/or knowledge of the Home Health industry . 

 

At Encompass Health, we believe integrated care delivery for post-acute services across the healthcare continuum is critical to achieving the best outcomes for patients.  We can provide a seamless transition of care between inpatient and home-based care that adapts fluidly and helps our patients get back to their lives.

 

We are stronger together and empower our Nurse Clinicians and Social Workers to be the connection by fostering a positive culture of inclusivity and collaboration.

 

Consistently ranked as a top Best-Place-To-Work in the communities we serve, we maintain a workplace that is stable, ethical, and supportive to you so that meaningful, measurable differences can be made in the lives of our patients.  Ever-mindful of the need for employees to care for themselves and their families, Encompass Health offers benefits that encourage lifestyle choices that keep you healthy and happy. Subject to employee eligibility, some benefits, tools, and resources include:

  • State-of-the-art resources and tools for secure, compliant, reliable and organized communication between patients and their care team 
  • Generous Paid Time Off plans for full-time employees.
  • Web-based education and online instruction to increase knowledge and competency.
  • Scholarship program for employees and their children.
  • Matching 401(k) plan.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans for medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • Electronic medical records & mobile devices for all clinicians.
  • Incentivized bonus plan.

--
EOE

 

Responsibilities

At Encompass Health, the Transition Navigator represents the Hospice Agency in activities involving professional contacts with patients/families, physicians, hospitals/facilities, senior living communities, professional associations, and similar health groups and institutions, to apprise them of the availability of the Agency’s Hospice services.  

 

The Transition Navigator integrates clinical guidelines, protocols and other metrics in development of transition plans that are patient-centered, promoting quality and efficiency in the delivery of care.

 

The Transition Navigator represents the Agency in external transitional care activities, strategic relationships with health systems, home health, hospitals and other inpatient facilities, physicians and physician groups, and executive level opportunities.  

 

The Transition Navigator will serve as a public awareness representative for the Hospice Agency, and will be responsible for education relative to Hospice services provided by the Agency. The Transition Navigator will be responsible for monitoring execution of transitional care services through ongoing quality assurance visits with referral sources and other applicable entities.  The Transition Navigator will be responsible for meeting and/or exceeding goals as set by their Hospice Division Manager with approval from Senior Management.

Qualifications

Education, Skills & Experience (Essential)

 

  • Must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing or social work and licensed in the state in which he/she currently practices. (RN, LPN, or Social Worker)
  • Must demonstrate a strong understanding of customer & market dynamics & requirements, and most importantly, demonstrate a strong understanding of transitional care.
  • Must have at least one-year experience in the Hospice and/or knowledge of the Home Health industry. 

 

Competencies

 

Must have excellent communication skills; ability to interact well with a great diversity of individuals; ability to organize & execute programs; be able to prioritize multiple tasks & deadlines with minimal supervision. Must have a good understanding of the Federal, State, and local laws/regulatory guidelines governing the operation of a Hospice agency.

 

Additional Skills

 

Goal driven, motivation for growth, territory management, strong presentation skills, performance management, building relationships, emphasizing excellence and results driven. Should have ability to work with outside and inside clients and vendors, and ability to interact positively with all levels of personnel across all functions. Should be self-starter who requires minimal supervision. Should be able to utilize reports and trends to support efforts and to understand clinical status and progress as it pertains to patient care.

 

Other Requirements

  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license and automobile liability insurance
  • Must be currently licensed in the State of employment if applicable
  • Automobile liability insurance as required by law
  • Dependable transportation kept in good working condition
  • Must be able to drive an automobile in a variety of weather conditions