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rn bilingual Hospice Liaison ny, ny ref

ESR Healthcare
New York City, New York, United States
March 16, 2019


rn bilingual Hospice Liaison ny, ny ref


Coordinates and facilitates referrals to Hospice care based on Hospice admission criteria; recommends alternate plans of care as appropriate. Serves as on-site Hospice resource to assist facility staff that refers patients to VNSNY Hospice Care. Works under general supervision.


Obtains and documents referral information, including current medications and treatments, physician, patient and primary care person’s agreement to Hospice evaluation visit.

Evaluates patient referrals to determine appropriateness for admissions to the Hospice Program and/or other VNSNY services. Accepts or declines referrals based on admission criteria and recommends alternative plans of care as appropriate.

Conducts in-facility assessments in accordance with VNSNY Hospice care admissions policies and procedures. Under special circumstances, may evaluate and admit patients to inpatient Hospice Care.

Provides consultation and counseling to referrers, patients and/or families about VNSNY Hospice Care and end of life care options. Provides on-site in-services for hospital staff on Hospice Care and related topics as requested.

Coordinates initial Hospice care services with the Hospice Team Coordinator, including ordering supplies, equipment, medications, infusion services, continuous care staffing, etc. as needed. Ensures that needed equipment and services are in place prior to patients’ referral for hospice care.

Notifies Hospice Team of patient’s acceptance for services and provides intake data, essential medical background, preliminary care plan and medical orders.

Collaborates with the Team Manager and staff to ensure that the needs of patient’s are being met at the time of discharge or before accepting the patient for home hospice care services.

Determines insurance coverage for requested hospice services and informs patients and families of sources and extent of coverage. Interprets reimbursement and coverage issues to hospital staff and negotiates with third party payor when necessary to expedite discharge.

Establishes and promotes ongoing collaborative relationships with program staff, institutional personnel, and other facilities to ensure the coordination of appropriate referrals.

Acts as a liaison to patients and families during the transitional period between patient’s discharge and the initiation of Hospice Team services in the region.

Participates in initial Management and Interdisciplinary Team meetings for the purpose of information exchange on patient care planning.

1. Is this candidate a Registered Nurse in the state of NY?

2. Is the candidate bilingual (speaks Spanish fluently)?

3. Has the candidate ever applied, interviewed, or worked for VNSNY in the past?