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Laguna Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center LVN - Admissions Nurse in Laguna Hills, California

POSITION SUMMARY

The purpose of your job position is to assist the facility with a timely patient admission per the facility’s established policies and procedures and in accordance with current federal, state and local guidelines, and as directed by management and/or the Administrator.

The Admissions Nurse will treat each patient fairly, kindly, and show them dignity and respect. They will communicate clearly, empathetically, and effectively when speaking to patients, family members, visitors, all staff and governmental agencies. They will be courteous to families, visitors and all staff. They will maintain a positive and calm disposition. They will work cooperatively with all departments and multidisciplinary teams. They will be committed to always doing the right thing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overseeing inquiries from physicians, hospital discharge planners, etc. and responding to all referrals within 15 minutes of receipt

  • Maintaining an accurate record of available beds

  • Monitoring the patient’s care plan

  • Interviewing patients/guardians/sponsors and obtaining required admissions information and signatures

  • Notifying nursing department when the patient arrives so they can be escorted to their room

  • Helping with patient admission orientation program

  • Communicating any admissions problems immediately to a nursing supervisor

  • Updating a list of all patients/residents and assigned room numbers

  • Providing excellent customer service to potential residents and family

  • Making calls to physicians and hospitals as required

  • For PDPM compliance, ensuring all new admissions to the facility have proper documentation discharge summary, therapy notes, nursing notes, and medication list

  • Assisting the MDS Coordinator or Case Manager with scheduling patient assessments

  • Keeping updated with Medicare/Medicaid regulations governing admission and discharge requirements

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies these are the only duties you will be required to perform as directed by management. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.

REQUIREMENTS

Education / Licensure

Nursing Degree from accredited school or college

Valid LVN or RN license in good standing

Valid CPR and BLS card

Qualifications / Experience

Minimum of 6 months experience with admissions preferably in a long-term care setting

Must be able to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language

Proficiency with PCC a plus

Working Conditions

May encounter frequent interruptions

May be involved with residents, family and government agencies

May be requested to work beyond scheduled working hours at times

May be subjected to odors, dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoking or air contaminants

May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

May be exposed to or handle hazardous chemicals

Physical Requirements

Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day

Working throughout the nursing areas

Ability to read fine print on tablet, progress notes and/or medical labels

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