Coordinates the admission/transfer/discharge of patients in
accordance with federal, state and local regulations, established
procedural guidelines and as directed by your supervisor.
* Participates in the pre-admission and admission process as
well as arranging for transfer of patients to other centers should
the need arise.
* Obtains pertinent information from patients and/or family
members, referral sources, and appropriate social agencies and
verify financial information prior to admission and completes
admission paperwork with family and patient.
* Verifies that the patient room, etc. is ready prior to
* Sustain contact and provide support to patient/families to
include help in dealing with the family's feelings and financial
* Visits new admissions to provide a smooth admission
* Orients the patient to the center environment.
* Sends follow-up thank you notes to families within one week of
* Meets frequently with other social workers and discharge
planners within the community.
* Maintains up-to-date information about agencies to which
referrals may be made.
* Maintains active waiting list file.
* Communicates admission information to other departments.
* Completes understanding of admission packet and ability to
explain to family/patient.
* Knowledge of long-term care admission requirements.
* Knowledge of advanced directives.
* Knowledge and understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay
and Third Party reimbursement.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Should possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its
equivalent. Requires minimum two (2) years college education with
courses in recreation, education, social work, other behavioral
sciences or clinical services.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
On-the-job training provided in admission guidelines.
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)
Computer skills preferred