Admissions Liaison

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN)

At MNRN, we are known for our patient focus and providing exceptional access to the best care. Our reputation makes our employees proud. But that's not enough. Working here, you have the opportunity to continuously improve yourself through the meaningful work, the impact you make, the supportive interactions with fiercely loyal colleagues, and the many ways to learn, through mentorship, a diverse patient population, and exposure to a variety of areas of care.
And finally, our employees can see first-hand how they make their patients' lives better, oftentimes developing deep rooted relationships. We strive to provide the best care to our patients and are dedicated to the betterment of each other and a better you.
Best Care. Better You.
General Summary of Position

Facilitates the inpatient admission of appropriate rehabilitation patients to MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN) by obtaining accurate clinical data through performing on-site and record/telephone patient evaluations. Individuals in this role are responsible for educating the referring staff of community hospitals, patients, family members and external payers regarding the effective and efficient utilization of MNRN program services and resources.

Qualifications

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree as an RN or degree in allied health required. Will consider relevant work experience in lieu of education.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 1 year of RN or Allied Health experience where individual has demonstrated knowledge of healthcare delivery systems, rehabilitation medicine and third party payers reimbursement issues.
LICENSE/CERT/REG:Current RN license issued by the state required at the time of hire. Individuals working in DC will have to obtain their D.C. license within the first 90 days of employment. Valid driver's license required.
SKILLS: The incumbent in this role must have thorough understanding of the process of rehabilitation, expert physical assessment and patient/family education skills, the ability to be sensitive to confidential information and a professional and compassionate attitude towards patients, family members, staff and external parties. The incumbent in this role must be able to operate basic office equipment including but not limited to: phone, laptop, tablet, fax and copying machines.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs on site, record and telephone pre-admission screening/clinical assessment to determine appropriateness of referral and medical stability for inpatient acute rehabilitation program.
  • Completes assessment/evaluation within 24 hours or in one working day of the referral (documents exceptions within the electronic medical record).
  • Reviews clinical information in patient's medical record and performs physical assessment of the patient to verify/confirm information in medical record and interviews referring healthcare team members, patient's and family.
  • Prepares a summary report at time of initial on-site evaluation and provides preliminary recommendation to referral source regarding appropriate level care of potential patients.
  • Reviews clinical data/assessment with MNRN manager and/or physician for determination of medical stability and appropriateness for admission and notifies referral source of MNRN decision.
  • Educates patient, families or significant others, referral sources, hospital personnel, external payers and case managers regarding inpatient acute rehabilitation program service and benefits, admission criteria, bed availability, day treatment programs, outpatient centers/programs, and basic knowledge of third party reimbursement.
  • Maintains marketing plans for each assigned hospital. Maintains a thorough knowledge of MNRN facilities, products, and services while developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with referral sources.
  • Prepares/submits marketing reports and all necessary data for accurate maintenance of statistics, conducts tours for family members and referral sources and participates in formal marketing programs as directed.
  • Participates in service area activities, Quality Improvement projects and MNRN program steering committees.
  • Provides feedback on admitted patients' progress at MNRN to referral sources as requested.
  • Serves as a rehabilitation nurse consultant/resource for referring hospital personnel and maintains confidentiality of all hospital and patient information and high ethical standards which entail providing recommendations for alternative level of care when patient needs cannot be met at MNRN.
  • Submits preliminary treatment plan, estimated length of stay and rehabilitation goals required for precertification process. Communicates verbally with appropriate MedStar NRN staff regarding "special needs" e.g. equipment, social issues, etc.
  • Keeps credentials needed for position current and active as required by governing practice body and MNRN policy.
  • Travels via personal automobile with a 50-60 mile radius of MNRN to referring hospitals/healthcare facilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.


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