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Nurse Liaison

Company: McLaren Health Care
Location: Bay City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: Serves as an advocate for patients beginning during the pre-admissions process and continuing until the patient is discharged from the medical facility. Fosters the relationship between patients and the facilities providing their care. Establishes patient's eligibility for care, communicating with families, and interacting with other medical center staff.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • First to assess patients, reviews their medical records and determines whether they should be admitted for care and the appropriate level of care; may include admission/transfer reviews, utilization reviews, and surgical schedule reviews.
  • Applies expert knowledge of payer authorization/certification to determine patient's eligibility for care and level of care options.
  • Explains the types of care and services the facility offers to patients and their families.
  • Uses strong diplomatic skills to work directly with the physicians and hospital staff to coordinate the delivery of high quality, individualized, cost-effective patient care.
  • Works with the facility to schedule therapy sessions and doctor visits; coordinates with other staff members to ensure smooth patient discharge.
  • Coordinates communication between patients and their physicians, case managers and other medical staff.
  • Develops relationships in the community on behalf of the medical facility.
  • Provides and documents quality, personalized and evidence-based care and interventions.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. May develop and conduct in-service training programs.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. This includes compliance with all health care regulations, such as HIPAA and OSHA.
  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Nursing degree from an accredited educational institution.
  • State licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Three years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • BLS certification.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing.
  • One year prior work experience in clinical area.

Keywords: McLaren Health Care, Flint , Nurse Liaison, Other , Bay City, Michigan

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