• Hospice Transition Navigator (Nurse or Social Worker)

    Office Location US-KS-Lenexa
    Agency
    KCH - Lenexa, KS Encompass Hospice of Kansas
    Requisition Type
    Sales
  • Responsibilities

    The Transition Navigator represents the Agency in activities involving professional contacts with patients/families, physicians, hospitals/facilities, senior living communities, professional associations, and similar health groups and institutions, to apprise them of the availability of the Agency’s Hospice services.  The Transition Navigator integrates clinical guidelines, protocols and other metrics in development of transition plans that are patient-centered, promoting quality and efficiency in the delivery of care.

     

    The Transition Navigator represents the Agency in external transitional care activities, strategic relationships with health systems, home health, hospitals and other inpatient facilities, physicians and physician groups, and executive level opportunities.  The Transition Navigator will serve as a public awareness representative for the Agency, and will be responsible for education relative to Hospice services provided by the Agency. The Transition Navigator will be responsible for monitoring execution of transitional care services through ongoing quality assurance visits with referral sources and other applicable entities.  The Transition Navigator will be responsible for meeting and/or exceeding goals as set by their Hospice Division Manager with approval from Senior Management.

    Qualifications

    Education, Skills & Experience (Essential)

     

    Must be a graduate of an approved school of nursing or social work and licensed in the state in which he/she currently practices. Must demonstrate a strong understanding of customer & market dynamics & requirements, and most importantly, demonstrate a strong understanding of transitional care. Must have at least one-year experience in the Hospice industry. Knowledge of Home Health is preferred.

     

    Competencies

     

    Must have excellent communication skills; ability to interact well with a great diversity of individuals; ability to organize & execute programs; be able to prioritize multiple tasks & deadlines with minimal supervision. Must have a good understanding of the Federal, State, and local laws/regulatory guidelines governing the operation of a Hospice agency.

     

    Additional Skills

     

    Goal driven, motivation for growth, territory management, strong presentation skills, performance management, building relationships, emphasizing excellence and results driven. Should have ability to work with outside and inside clients and vendors, and ability to interact positively with all levels of personnel across all functions. Should be self-starter who requires minimal supervision. Should be able to utilize reports and trends to support efforts and to understand clinical status and progress as it pertains to patient care.

     

    Other Requirements

    • Must possess a valid state driver’s license and automobile liability insurance
    • Must be currently licensed in the State of employment if applicable
    • Automobile liability insurance as required by law
    • Dependable transportation kept in good working condition
    • Must be able to drive an automobile in a variety of weather conditions

    Overview

    Are you in search of a new career opportunity where you are the connection? If so, now is the time to choose Encompass Health as your employer. The Home Health & Hospice division of Encompass Health is hiring!

     

    As a national leader across home health, hospice, and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, Encompass Health is consistently ranked as a top best-place-to-work in the communities we serve. Our philosophy of delivering a better way to care exemplifies our commitment to quality, compassionate care for our patients, all while fostering a unique culture that is compassionate and collaborative.

    • Encompass Health’s enterprising model of the continuum of care for post-acute services sets the standards for excellence. This is evident throughout all of our care settings and office locations, as we maintain a workplace that is stable, ethical, and supportive.
    • At Encompass Health, we continually invest in employees to assist in them achieving personal goals and make meaningful, measurable differences in the lives of their patients.

    Ever-mindful of the need for employees to care for themselves and their families, Encompass Health offers benefits that encourage lifestyle choices that keep you healthy and happy. Subject to employee eligibility, some benefits, tools, and resources include:

    • Generous time off with pay for full-time employees.
    • Continuing education opportunities.
    • Scholarship program for employees and their children.
    • Matching 401(k) plan.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans for medical, dental, and vision coverage.
    • Electronic medical records & mobile devices for all clinicians.
    • Incentivized bonus plan.

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