HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Clinical Rehab Liaison RN in Salem VA, Virginia

Clinical Rehab Liaison Needed with Lewis Gale Hospital *Interested in *

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS* * Proactively assists hospital discharge planners with early identification of patients who may qualify for, and benefit, from an acute inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) treatment program. * Reviews all consults for compliance with the stated CMS guidelines for IRF admission and that the unit maintains compliance with the 60% rule for exemption status. * Reviews all rehab consults, both internal and external, with assigned physician and/or Rehab Medical Director. * Coordinates the various components of the pre-admission process, inclusive of completion of the Pre-Admission Assessment tool. Insures the rehab physician has reviews the Pre-Admission Assessment tool and verifies, through signature, that the patient meets CMS admission criteria for IRF admission. * Meets with patients and/or families requesting formal rehab consult to review the rehab admission process, commitment to the IRF treatment program and assess potential barriers to achieving discharge to community goals. * Responsible for the timely admissions of appropriate candidates to the Rehab program through daily rounding with hospital discharge planners and communication with referring and rehabilitation physicians. Insures discharge orders from the referring facility has been obtained and admission orders for IRF level of care have been obtained prior to patient arrival on the IRF unit. * Communicates effectively and professionally with internal and external customers. Documents required information according to hospital policy. * Maintains daily referral log and monthly rehab consult spreadsheet. * Presents self in a professional manner. * Actively works with physicians, their offices, and case managers in other area hospitals and health care facilities to improve admission process. * Acquires and maintains current knowledge pertinent to nursing practice in Rehabilitation, including the use of CMS guidelines and the current status of the patient to advise the physicians when a candidate for admission appears to be outside the admission criteria .

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION Currently holds an RN license in the state of Virginia. Certified Rehab Nurse Certification and membership in the Association of Rehab Nurses and ACLS certification, is preferred. EDUCATION Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. EXPERIENCE Two years nursing experience in an IRF .

Title: Clinical Rehab Liaison RN

Location: Virginia-Salem VA-Lewis-Gale Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00005-16211