Portsmouth Regional is a 209 bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation's largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region's residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is one of the area's largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction.
Provides Case Management functions for the organization. Completes assessments for the purpose of identifying discharge planning needs. Provides discharge planning services for select patient populations. Collects data to support performance improvement initiatives.
SPECIFIC ELEMENTS & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Applies rules of Severity of Illness/Intensity of Service/Discharge Screens (IS/SI/DS) consistently in evaluating medical necessity for governmental payers (Medicare/Medicaid/Champus)
Provides initial and ongoing assessments for patients/families having complex needs and/or medically complex diagnoses within 24 hours of admission or 1 business day
Demonstrates awareness of current trends that influence health care practice and assures compliance with regulatory, governmental and organizational standards
Conducts all interactions with staff, patients and members of the public with dignity and respect, keeping with institutional corporate ethics
Identifies and intervenes to coordinate care on patients in relation to appropriateness of level of care, length of stay and resource utilization issues
Collaborates with the health care team and develops treatment goals and plans interventions that assist the patient and family to resolve concerns that may arise as a result of illness
Refers patients who require extended care post discharge to long term care, skilled nursing and/or acute rehab facilities; once bed is found, makes all arrangements for transfer
Qualifications and Experience:
Required: Associates Degree in Nursing from an accredited school
One to three years of experience in a hospital or health care system
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