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Job Title:

LPN - Admissions Coordinator - Home Health

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SSM Health - St. Mary's Hospital

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Part Time



Job Description:

Delivers excellence in customer service which meets and exceeds customer expectations. Reviews and analyzes patient referrals to determine appropriateness of home care services, ensures compliance of payor regulations, and identifies the appropriate level of service. Coordinates and expedites all aspects of service to optimize patient’s smooth transition to home care. Is a patient advocate and liaison between referral source, patients, and Home Care Clinical staff. Communicates key components of patient’s needs and physicians orders to HC Clinician’s to help establish patient’s plan of care. Coordinates the delivery of equipment and/or supplies based on patient and families need. Collaborates with Clinical Sales Liaisons to identify educational needs of referral sources i.e. Case Managers, Physicians, Hospital and Nursing Home staff, regarding qualifying criteria, access to Home Care, etc.

• Coordinates identification of Home Health and Hospice patients in conjunction with Hospital Case Management. Conducts in person meeting with patients/family to discuss needs and services and verify patient information, and identifies the clinical needs and screening to ensure criteria for admission is met. Ensures medical necessity by verifying procedure/diagnosis compliance, ensuring proper screening, communicating general instructions to customer. Adheres to all regulatory compliance per department policies, as evidenced by quality audits and reviews. Identifies which service line/program is most appropriate for patient, based on his/her needs, and explains services to patient/family.
• Verifies Attending Physician for patient and ensures compliant F2F and final orders are obtained prior to Start of Care as appropriate. Ensures ongoing follow-up with referral source, until patient is discharged, to evaluate patient needs, including but not limited to disciplines, equipment, wound care, infusion, etc. Identifies and/or triages proposed SOC/ROC date in conjunction with Clinical/Scheduling Supervisor.
• Communicates/notifies Scheduling/others of referral SOC/ROC. Initiates/Generates SOC orders and collaborates notification of patient to Health at Home Care Team (including Associates, Clinicians, Supervisors and Managers) through verbal, written and/or huddles.
• Reviews all components of EPIC record and/or Medical information received via fax/scan. Ensures all appropriate pertinent clinical information and pertinent communication needed to convey to Clinical Staff is documented into the Horizon EHR through referral information notes and orders. Reviews documentation entered into system to ensure quality clinical and accurate data. Verifies patient, related party, demographic information and obtains insurance information; in conjunction with Associate. Hands off to Associate for Data Entry and Verification of Insurance.

Additional responsibilities required-email for complete description.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
• Graduate of accredited school of nursing: Licensed Practical Nurse
• Current Illinois LPN license
• 1 year as an LPN in a clinical health care environment experience required; Home Care, Physician Office or Med/Surg experience highly recommended.
• Typing/keyboarding/ experience with Microsoft Office required.

Essential Functions:
• Requires effective oral and written communication skills to communicate with customers.
• Requires effective decision making, critical thinking, clinical assessment and problem solving skills.
• Effective interpersonal communication skills are required to communicate in a positive manner to internal and external customers.
• Understands and incorporates team concept in daily activities.
• Assists team to achieve goals by being helpful, dependable and flexible.
• Insurance process knowledge; Medical terminology; Microsoft and Windows - based computer skills; Internet Navigation


Benefits Statement:
Our robust employee benefits package includes health benefits, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term disability coverage, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, an employee assistance program, retirement plan options and more.

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings.

Company Information

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital–Centralia, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 113-bed hospital specializing in cancer care. For six consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital–Centralia with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and with the Critical Care Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital–Centralia with the Citation of Merit Award for High-Value Healthcare.

Application Instructions:

Requisition #: 18009130
Facility: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia
Address: 400 N. Pleasant Ave., Centralia, IL
Employment Type: Part Time (Benefit Eligible)
Hours: 1pm-6pm
Scheduled Hours Per 2 Week Pay Period: 50
Contact Email:
Posting Date: 12/17/2018

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