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Admissions Registered Nurse-CA in Anaheim, CA at Compassus

Date Posted: 4/13/2019

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Job Description

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The Admissions Nurse is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. The Admissions Registered Nurse-CA presents Hospice services and benefits to patients/family and completes the admission process. S/he is responsible for applying the rules and regulations of state and federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies.


Regulatory Compliance Pillar of Success

  • Complies with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations to which the Company is subject.
  • Understands and adheres to all Company policies and procedures.
  • Protects the confidentiality of all patient, Colleague, and Company information.   
  • Cooperates with internal and external surveys, audits and investigations, providing truthful and accurate information.

Colleagues and Culture Pillar of Success

  • Contributes to a positive and professional work environment through personal choice of actions, according to the Compassus Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Participates in regular, direct, and effective communications with Colleagues and Leaders, promoting team building, problem solving, and peer support.

Quality Pillar of Success

  • Exhibits compassion, dignity, and respect to our patients and families in all circumstances.
  • Works consistently to do things right the first time, in accordance with our core value of Excellence.
  • Makes efficient and effective use of resources to complete assignments.
  • Demonstrates personal responsibility for professional development and training.

Service Pillar of Success

  • Exemplifies the Compassus Service Commitment in all actions.
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to adjust to change rapidly and is flexible in a variety of situations.
  • Is open, receptive, approachable, and quick to respond to direction and assignments.

Growth Pillar of Success

  • Demonstrates initiative and a “Level 5” Commitment to achieving Company growth and results to ensure long-term viability.
  • Represents the Company positively and professionally within the community.

Financial Responsibility Pillar of Success

  • Conducts business effectively and in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Applies the most cost-effective approach to every situation.
  • Practices good stewardship with regard to Company time, money, and physical resources.

Position-specific Responsibilities

  • Supports agency and corporate policies, goals, and objectives.    
  • Promotes a positive working relationship between agency and corporate personnel.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, educational programs and community events, as requested.
  • Promotes hospice philosophy.
  • Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to supervisor.
  • Admits patient to hospice services.
    • Explains hospice services and benefits to patients, family members and significant others.
    • Obtains signatures on all required forms, provides copies to patient/responsible party.
    • Assesses patient’s eligibility and admits to service, as appropriate.
    • Initiates initial plan of care with authorization of the attending physician and hospice medical director.
    • Ensures all patient’s initial needs are met, i.e., pain/symptom management, DME, meds, supplies, services.
  • Completes admission process according to agency/corporate policy.
    • Collaborates with IDT members regarding initial plan of care, patient’s condition and other essential information.
    • Ensures all forms are completed, dated and signed and turns in to Admission Coordinator.
  • Markets referral sources.    
  • Contacts long-term care staff, hospital staff, and physicians to promote hospice services.
  • Maintains a relationship with all referral sources to make sure we are meeting their needs, as well as those of the patients, families, and support staff.
  • Provides back-up support for Hospice Care Consultant.
  • Documents marketing contacts, as directed.                     
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently. Strong written and verbal communications.  Ability to document as required by regulations. 
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to successfully write reports and business correspondence. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Leaders, Colleagues, patients and family members, and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, understand and collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in a variety of forms and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, such as patient and Company files.
  • Understanding and acceptance of hospice philosophy.


Registered Nurse in California.

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Registered Nurse in California. A valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The colleague frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The colleague is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Frequently required to drive an automobile.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

There will be possible exposure to infectious diseases. Circumstances can be unpredictable in patients’ or family's home.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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