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HCA Holdings, Inc

Clinical Rehab Specialist - Rehab Nursing - Military veterans preferred

HCA Holdings, Inc - Houston, TX

West Houston Medical Center \u2013 Houston, TX Clinical Rehab Specialist \u2013 Rehab Nursing West Houston Medical Center has been offering exceptional care to the West Houston community for 30 years. With more than 1,200 members on our care team and 400 of the region's most talented doctors, we are able to provide nationally-recognized quality care. Our hospital in Houston provides a wide range of services, several of which are nationally accredited or affiliated: \u2022 Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery \u2022 Breast Center \u2022 Cancer Treatment \u2022 Cardiovascular Center \u2022 Diabetes Management \u2022 Ear, Nose and Throat \u2022 Emergency Medicine \u2022 Gastroenterology \u2022 Neurosciences \u2022 Orthopedics \u2022 Rehabilitation \u2022 Senior Care \u2022 Sleep Disorder Center \u2022 Women's Services \u2022 Wound Healing West Houston Medical Center is currently looking for a Clinical Rehab Specialist for its Rehab Nursing Department. This is a full time/days position. Responsibilities: This position acts as a coordinator between internal and external referral sources, and acute inpatient rehab operations. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist is responsible for establishing relationships with case managers, physicians, payors, and other referral sources. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist will ensure appropriate patient placement through clinical screenings and assessments in collaboration with both hospital Case Management and the Rehab Medical Director. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist works closely with hospital case management to ensure a responsive and smooth flowing referral and admission process for the inpatient acute rehab program. 1. Follows approved company policy and procedures. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist utilizes appropriate patient information sources as well as direct communications with other members of the patient\u2019s care team to identify those patients who may need acute inpatient rehabilitation services prior to returning home. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist will review these patients daily until they have strong clinical evidence to request a physician order for a formal pre-admission assessment for acute inpatient rehab through their assigned case manager. 2. Once Case Management has completed the Patient Choice process and the patient has agreed to participate in a HCA acute rehabilitation program, the Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist will assist and coordinate the in-take and pre-admission screening process. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist accurately documents evidence of the patient\u2019s compliance with the established rehabilitation admission criteria on the Pre-Admissions Screening form in a timely and legible manner. Updates to the Pre-Admission Screening form are completed within 48 hours prior to admission to the acute inpatient rehab program. The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist then provides this information to the Rehab Medical Director and responds to any question or request for additional information the Rehab Medical Director might require to make an appropriate admission decision. Admission decisions are communicated to referral source within 2 hours. 3. Performs on-site and off-site review of patients in designated facilities to assist Case Management in identifying patients that could clinically benefit from rehab services. 4. Performs on-site and off-site clinical evaluation to assist Rehab Medical Director in determining appropriateness of patient for admission. 5. Provides information related to inpatient rehab and program features to Case Management to share with patients and family members. May provide directly to patient and family after a patient has selected HCA as rehabilitation provider. 6. Communicates to patients, expectations and requirements for participation, upon admission to the rehab program. Offers each patient and family a tour of the rehab unit (or coordinates tour if unable to provide personally). 7. Secures information relating to patient\u2019s resources and benefits. 8. Demonstrates clinical knowledge of rehab admission criteria, leading to appropriate identification of qualified rehab patients. 9. Advises referral sources on inpatient rehab criteria. 10. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all referral sources. 11. Completes face-to-face, in-service educational contacts with physicians, case managers, other interdisciplinary members and other professionals. Serves as educational resource to patients, family members and caregivers. 12. Participates in market analysis, data analysis and development and implementation of business plans for the Rehab Unit. Contributes to the development and maintenance of referral source information such as brochures, flyers, referrals and information kit and other outreach tools. 13. Manages time proficiently. Prioritizes meeting commitments to referral sources. Develops a call-plan to prioritize utilization of time. 14. Assists in developing the annual strategic plan for the Rehab Unit/Hospital, to include visible community outreach program and raise community awareness of services available. 15. Ensures referral sources receive appropriate and timely follow-up communications regarding their patients and hospital programs. 16. Develops back up system to handle calls when he/she is unavailable. 17. Develops system that ensures calls are appropriately handled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 18. Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements: \u2022 Licensed Professional in a clinical health care specialty (i.e. RN, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Therapist). \u2022 Current state licensure in clinical practice area or eligible for state license transfer. \u2022 Graduate of an accredited school in clinical specialty. \u2022 Minimum 2 years recent clinical care experience. \u2022 Professional appearance. \u2022 Effective verbal, written and persuasive communication skills. \u2022 Computer and keyboarding skills (25 wpm minimum). \u2022 Ability to work with others to ensure quality patient care. \u2022 Organization and time management skills. \u2022 Strong problem solving skills. \u2022 Interpersonal skills. \u2022 Continuous focus on excellence in work environment. Preferred requirements: \u2022 BCLS certification (AHA) \u2022 Pass facility credentialing for Functional Independence Measurement (FIM) within 90 days upon hire, then maintains current certification. \u2022 If RN, CRRN preferred and / or achieve within 2 years of accepting position. \u2022 Clinical experience in the care and management of the Inpatient Rehabilitation patient. \u2022 Experience as a clinical liaison coordinating admissions for inpatient rehabilitation preferred. \u2022 Persistent and persuasive when faced with challenging circumstances. \u2022 Ability to analyze data related to referral opportunities. \u2022 Skilled strategy planning and goal setting. \u2022 Ability to build strong relationships with referral sources while being engaging, accountable and responsive. \u2022 Self-directed with problem solving capability. \u2022 Ability to navigate a medical record for determination of medical necessity for an IRF admission. \u2022 Ability to analyze clinical data looking at diagnosis and comorbidities that will demonstrate the patients\u2019 complete medical picture. \u2022 Experienced in speaking in medical terminology with physicians, case managers, therapists about disease states, comorbidities, and patient care.

7 days 8 hours ago

HCA Holdings, Inc


Clinical Rehab Specialist - Rehab Nursing - Military veterans preferred HCA Holdings, Inc - Houston, TX, United States


Location: Houston, TX

Company Profile:
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA. HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality. Investing in our communities is important to us. HCA typically invests about $1.5 billion annually to keep our facilities modern and up-to-date technologically and to expand and add services where needed. Focusing primarily on communities where the company is a leading healthcare provider, HCA selectively adds new facilities in order to better serve our communities. And because two HCA founders were physicians, we value highly the strong relationships we've created with local physicians. We endeavor to provide them with a wide array of services and modern facilities in order to help them deliver the best possible care.