Nursing: 1 year (Preferred)
BLS Certification (Preferred)
LPN or RN (Preferred)
*****As this is an administrative role with no direct patient care currently, there is no vaccine mandate applicable to the position*****
Walla Walla Community Hospice
1067 Isaacs Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Position Description: Referral Coordinator
Purpose: As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the Referral Coordinator works under the general direction of the Director of Patient Care Services or designee, the attending physician and the interdisciplinary group in providing admission planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of both WWCH patients and their loved ones/caregivers.
Responsibilities: Responsible for identifying patient appropriateness for end-of-life hospice or palliative care in accordance with Medicare guidelines and 6-month or less prognosis. Provides administrative support for clinical team members in accordance with the attending physician’s orders, plan of care and the policies and procedures of Walla Walla Community Hospice. Must be a team player who supports an interdisciplinary team concept of caring for patient and loved ones/caregivers.
1. Possession of a current license to practice as a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse in the States of Washington and Oregon.
2. At least two years of varied work experience as a professional nurse desirable and preferably one of the years in an acute care setting.
3. Ability to assess and respond to the needs of patients and loved ones/caregivers in varied settings.
4. Skilled in nursing practice, able to cope with loved ones/caregivers’ emotional stress and tolerant of individual lifestyles.
5. Ability to make meaningful observations, skilled assessments, and write comprehensive, accurate reports.
6. Must be able to take direction, work independently and effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team in a positive, professional manner which supports the mission of the organization.
7. Must be able to multitask and process admission protocols and documentation with various referring agencies throughout our service area in an effective and expeditious manner.
Functions: This is a list of major functions of the position, for guidance. It is not intended as a complete list and may be modified verbally or in writing by the Executive Director and/or Director of Patient Care Services or designee at any time to reflect the changing needs of WWCH.
1. Shall be directly reporting to the Director of Patient Care Services or designee.
2. Assume primary responsibility for comprehensive patient admission documentation and initial assessment of appropriateness of hospice or palliative care services.
3. Initiate communication with attending physicians, WWCH staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate admission and procure resources for the patient and loved ones/caregivers.
4. Maintain regular communication with the WWCH Medical Director concerning patient and loved ones/caregivers
5. Provide accurate and timely documentation in electronic medical records.
6. Supervise and assign case load to WWCH C.N.A.’s
7. Inform the Director of Patient Care Services or designee of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues
8. Oversight and day-to-day management of medical supplies for the agency, including ordering, restocking, pulling out of date stock, etc.
9. Participate in the WWCH orientation and in-service training programs for professional staff
10. Participate in agency and community programs as required to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice care
11. Maintain familiarity with policies of the agency and rules and regulations of State and Federal bodies which govern hospice
12. Accept other assignments as appropriate
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $26.50 - $42.50 per hour
**As this is an administrative role with no direct patient care currently, there is no vaccine mandate applicable to the position**
Unvaccinated staff are required to follow infection control protocols and precautions.