The Intake Coordinator II organizes and coordinates patient referrals for hospice from internal and external hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other facility based hospice referrals. Coordinates all components of the hospice discharge process and acts as a key link between hospital referrals sources, i.e. AIM Navigators, Case Managers, physicians, DME, pharmacy, transport services and Hospice Intake staff. Ensures timely discharge of patient to place where patient will reside.
For Transitions referrals from hospital, meets with patient/family to introduce Sharp Transitions Community Based Palliative Care program. Communicates and coordinates referrals with Sharp HospiceCare Intake.
Sharp HospiceCare is a moderate size Medicare Certified, Joint Commission Accredited organization in an integrated healthcare delivery system. Sharp Hospice Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and compassionate support to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses, along with their families and friends. Services range from relief of physical discomfort to emotional and spiritual support. Sharp Hospice Care also provides home based palliative care consultation for patients with advanced illness such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dementia. Sharp Hospice Care is part of Sharp Grossmont Hospital, nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices.
Sharp Hospice Care provides in-home services and also provides the region’s first freestanding hospice homes, LakeView Home in La Mesa, ParkView Home in Del Cerro and BonitaView Home in Bonita which offer end-of-life patients an alternative to nursing home placement. The homes – staffed 24 hours a day by licensed nurses – provide a comfortable and supportive environment for our patients and their families.
This position is located in La Mesa (San Diego), CA
Full Time - Day shift
8:00am - 5:00pm
Weekends as needed
Required Skills and Qualifications
- Current unencumbered California Licensed Vocational Nursing licensure
- Valid California Driver’s License
- Ability to drive between Sharp HealthCare locations (hospital and Skilled Nursing Facilities)
- Proficient use of computers and hospital IS applications such as Cerner
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- Minimum 3 years clinical nursing experience in acute, SNF, or community based care such as home health or hospice care
- Knowledge of hospice eligibility guidelines, familiar with insurance and related coverage requirements, effective communication and problem solving skills
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.