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Therapist or Nurse - Care Transition Coordinator

Job Description

Division: Sales

Are you in search of a new career opportunity where you are the connection? If so, now is the time to choose Encompass Health as your employer!

 

We believe integrated care delivery across the healthcare continuum is critical to achieving the best outcomes for patients.  With the most advanced technology and a coordinated care treatment approach, we provide a seamless transition for patients in a safe and secure environment.

 

Encompass Health - Home Health is hiring a Care Transition Coordinator who is responsible for the Admissions & Transitional activities that support patients who have been identified to receive care in their home.  This nurse or therapist will partner with physician groups, case managers within acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and Inpatient Rehab facilities.

 

Consistently ranked as Fortune’s Best Place to Work for Health Care, Millennials, Diversity and Modern Heath Care, we maintain a workplace that is stable, ethical, and supportive to our employees 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:

  • Providing a better way to care to patients and experience work / life balance
  • 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
  • Mileage Reimbursement / Car Fleet program

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EOE

 

Responsibilities

 

The Care Transition Coordinator is responsible for the admission activity while ensuring a positive impact on patient outcomes and referral source satisfaction. The primary goal is to provide patients a safe transition from an acute care hospital, skilled nursing facility, or an inpatient rehab facility to home for home health services.     

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent Encompass in transitional care activities and strategic relationships with physician groups, health systems, hospitals, and inpatient facilities to apprise them of the availability of the Medicare Services through Encompass Health.
  • Assist patients in the process of navigating post-acute care. 
  • Assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate options and services with a primary goal of providing a safe transition from acute care to home for home health or hospice services.
  • Integrate clinical & preventative guidelines and protocols in the development of the transition plans that are patient-centered, promoting quality and efficiency in the delivery of the post-acute home health care plan
  • Promote adherence to post-acute plans and ensure ordered services are completed
  • Monitor the execution of the transitional care services through ongoing quality assurance visits with referral sources
  • Meeting and/or exceed referral and admission goals.

 

Qualifications

The right person for this role will be a Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, LPN, PTA, LCSW or Speech Therapist that is goal driven, and has previous home health or hospice experience.

 

  • Must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing or therapy and be licensed in the state of employment and have a minimum of 3 years field experience
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics, and transitional care best practices
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact well with diverse individuals
  • Experience with planning, execution, negotiation, performance management and building relationships emphasizing excellence
  • Good understanding of the Federal, State, and local laws and regulatory guidelines governing home health and hospice operations
  • Should be a self-starter who requires minimal supervision
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license and auto liability insurance
  • Professional License must be current in the State of Employment
  • Dependable transportation kept in good working condition
  • Must be able to drive an automobile in a variety of weather conditions.