Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Supports the efforts of the agency in managing quality of clinical care, utilization, documentation, outcome and process management through education, associate interaction and electronic review of patient records and reporting systems. Training and development of clinical staff in OASIS, coding and documentation competencies are critical components of this role. Responsible for outcome management through implementation of best clinical practices and working within a team environment.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Registered Nurse with three years of experience, of which two years within licensed and certified (Medicare) home health. BSN preferred. Competent in Medicare home health regulations, state home health regulations, documentation requirements, ICD-9 coding, OASIS and PPS. Demonstrates the ability to make appropriate judgments based on sound knowledge of nursing principals, procedures and elements of patient teaching.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
OASIS Certification, COS-C or HCS-O preferred, and other coding certification appropriate to which associate will be working. Willingness to complete certifications within 6- 12 months of employment if experienced without credentials. Willingness to complete all assigned on-line training as identified to enhance skill set.
Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.
Knowledge and Skills
Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Extensive clinical knowledge and proficiency in Nursing, Physical, Occupational and Speech/Language Therapy. Demonstrated ability to manage defined systems and processes within the Home Health agency. Basic computer software skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to address staff, residents and visitors in a courteous and friendly manner as well as accept
constructive criticism. Ability to respect the privacy of residents and to refrain from discussing their personal situations and problems with others, particularly as it may relate to their health. Ability to communicate with residents of various levels of functioning and various types of personalities. Ability to speak and write English fluently in order converse with residents. Willingness and ability to assist in planning and executing evacuation of residents during emergency situations. Willingness to communicate perceived needs of residents to other skilled staff to assist with addressing their care needs.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.