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Intake Coordinator - LVN

Job ID: 107182 Date posted: January 06, 2021

  • Sharp Home Health
  • Home Health Admin
  • LVN Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time



The Intake Coordinator organizes and coordinates daily intake/referral processes for the home health agency to ensure that the initiation of care is timely and according to physician orders and within regulatory guidelines. The Intake Coordinator acts as the key linkage between hospital case management services, medical group physicians and office staff, hospice agencies and home infusion services. The Intake Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of complex patient issues related to home care services.

The Intake Coordinator assists in the timely facilitation and coordination of home health services for patients transitioning from the acute or sub-acute setting. Upon determination that the patient requires home care, the Intake Coordinator accepts patient via electronic referral management system or telephonic means, screens patient for eligibility criteria, assesses patient’s physical, mental, and psycho-social post-acute care needs and homebound status, and documents findings in the clinical record. The Intake Coordinator assists in establishing a definitive home care plan by communicating with physicians for orders and/or services. The Intake Coordinator coordinates complicated discharges with case managers, communicates frequently with Intake Supervisor/staff regarding patient types and corresponding agency capacity and evaluates reimbursement sources for thoroughness and accuracy. The Intake Coordinator proactively works to solve problems and seek resolution and provides support to the organizational structure to achieve desired operational outcomes.

Sharp Home Health is San Diego's largest home health agency, licensed and certified since 1983. The agency is part of the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, home to an array of comprehensive medical services and recipient of the 2007 prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. Sharp Home Health provides cutting-edge clinical services including transplant care, wound experts, diabetes nurse educator, infusion specialists, and non-invasive pain management modalities.

With a focus on maximizing recovery, independence and long-term wellness, Sharp Home Health provides diabetes care instruction, specialty nursing, rehabilitation and senior behavioral health services to individuals throughout San Diego County.

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.


This position is located in Kearny Mesa, San Diego County



8 hour shift, Full-time, 8:00am - 5:00pm, working weekends as needed


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Current unencumbered CA Licensed Vocational licensure
  • Must have experience with handling difficult situations applying empathy, courtesy and compassion.

  • Must have experience with using different approaches when working with co-workers, staff and the public.

  • Must assume a position in the weekend rotations.

  • Basic knowledge of insurances including Medicare/Medi-Cal and HMO limitations


Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • One year Home Health experience
  • Experience  as a Home Health Liaison or Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Knowledge and experience of overall home health management including admission criteria, nursing process, insurance limitations and referral process.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

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“After nearly 10 years of working here, it's still one of the hardest jobs I've ever loved. If you find a niche here, you'll be working with some of the smartest in the industry. This is where they'll respect you for thinking outside the box and kindness matters. They expect consistency and hard work, but pay you well to do it.”

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