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POST-ACUTE TRANSITION SPECIALIST, REHAB ADMINISTRATION

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Schedule: 8 HR DAY
Facility: MAIN CAMPUS
Date Posted: Dec 10, 2023

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Description

Location: Main Campus
Department: REHAB ADMINISTRATION
Schedule: Full Time, 8 HR Day Shift, 40

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Assumes responsibility of timely screening of patients referred for short term rehabilitation to IRF, Lakeland Swing Bed and Lakeland Villa. Responsible for collecting necessary information to assist Rehabilitation Medical Director, Lakeland Swing Bed Coordinator or Lakeland Villa Admissions Team in order to make the final determination for admission. Includes interdisciplinary team involved in patient care to decision making process as needed. Responsibility of timely documentation of Pre-Admission Screening within CMS guidelines. Timely communication and documentation of screening progress and results to referral sources including referring physicians. Assist in IRF-PAI completion and submission process. Development and maintenance of customer relations with internal and external referral sources. Demonstrating accountability to meet SGMC and Rehabilitation Department financial goals regarding number of admission and appropriateness of admissions (for IRF the 60/40 rule; medical necessity in all settings. Responsibilities include program development, quality improvement, and problem-solving of referral admission barriers. Maintains atmosphere which ensures South Georgia Medical Centers’ mission, vision, values, and code of conduct, goals, policies and standards are consistently supported and enforced. Education of referral sources regarding admission /CMS criteria for all post-acute levels of care.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 

  • The incumbent shall be a licensed (in the state of Georgia), clinical staff member designated by the Director of Rehabilitation, RN license preferred. 
  • Previous case management, program development, and patient screening experience is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of post-acute rehabilitation settings within SGMC system. 
  • Experience in working with adult and geriatric population with physical disabilities is desired. 
  • Experience and knowledge of different payer source benefits is preferred. 
  • Ability to work well individually and as a team member. 
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new situations, manage priorities and utilize problem-solving techniques. 
  • Ability to read and interpret policies, standards, and think critically evaluating patient care issues. 
  • Strong skills in assessment of medical and functional needs of the patient.
  • Good verbal and written communication is required. 
  • Requires flexibility in work schedules for accountability for operations and admissions management, coordination of admissions may include weekends. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly with, and care for a diverse population of patients/family units of all ages and cultures, and/or persons occasionally exhibiting stressed behaviors. 
  • CPR Certification required. 
  • QI credentialing is required within initial 90 day period, or within 90 days of orientation to Inpatient Rehab unit. On-site training provided for full time and part time IRF employees. 
  • Assists SGMC in decreasing length of stay for acute care patients by assisting with timely transitions to SGMC post-acute settings.

WORKING CONDITIONS- ADA INFORMATION: 

Works primarily in hospital or clinical setting. Requires considerable standing, mental effort, walking, bending, stooping, lifting, in excess of fifty (50) pounds, pushing objects (wheelchairs, and beds). Comfortable setting indoors, schedules may include working weekends and holidays. May be subjected to high levels of stress. Likely to be exposed to blood and body fluids, including infectious diseases, on a daily basis. Uses medical equipment, computer, telecommunication devices and patient information systems.



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