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Access Advance Practice Provider Mary Free Bed at Covenant

Company: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Summary:The Access Advance Practice Provider will be admissions and medical support to the admissions office. This leadership position will be responsible for reviewing inpatient referrals, performing consults, and finalizing the admission of patients to the inpatient unit at the assigned host hospital(s). This position will provide a pro-active consult service to targeted hospital systems in the host hospital or service location(s). This position will provide direction to ensure that all medically appropriate patients have access to Mary Free Bed. The Access Advance Practice Provider will work in conjunction with the Medical Director to establish best practices for admission processes with the goal of achieving census and admissions targets.
Age Specific Responsibility:Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned department. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures.
Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Actively promotes the services of the host hospital in a positive manner to the professional community and the community at large.
  • Responsible for admissions and ADC targets at assigned program.
  • Reviews referrals and consults and screens for medical necessity for inpatient programs.
  • Rounds at local hospitals to provide support for therapy and disposition recommendations.
  • Assists in assigning patients to medical service based on diagnosis through communication with attending inpatient physicians.
  • Provide feedback to referring physicians on admission criteria and reasons for acceptance or denial.
  • Review insurance denials when necessary.
  • Ensure proper patient admission coverage - supports both physician and liaison functions.
  • Monitor acute hospital census and help prioritize patients to be screened/consulted on for admissions to the program.
  • Work with admission department on process improvement for safe and timely patient transfers.
  • Leads tele - consult initiative for inpatient evaluations.Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):
    • Certified and licensed as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant by the State of Michigan.
    • Experience in rehabilitation.
    • Knowledge of quality improvement processes and measurement, and demonstrated ability to monitor and improve quality of care.
    • Ability to market the host hospital's inpatient rehabilitation and Mary Free Bed Network to key physician leaders and groups.
    • Proficient in public speaking, presentations and education.
    • Physical Demands: Ability to work long hours dealing in challenging and stressful situations, and the ability to drive and travel independently.
    • Excellent problem solving and initiative.
      Other Preferred Job Qualifications
      • Networking activity to promote inpatient rehabilitation through committees and organizations.
      • Experience working with payers on denial reviews.
      • Knowledge of clinically related standards and requirements of the State, Joint Commission, CARF, Medicare, and Medicaid.
        Customer Service Responsibilities:Demonstrate excellent customer service and standards of behaviors as well as encourages, coaches and monitors the same in team members. This individual should consistently promote teamwork and direct communication with co-workers and deal discretely and sensitively with confidential information
        Commitment to Diversity, Equity and InclusionEmbrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, by:
        • Treating everyone with dignity and respect
        • Opening more doors to opportunities for underrepresented cultures
        • Growing talent and people
        • Evaluating and eliminating disparities
        • Taking action against injustices, bias and racism
        • Honoring our differences and how to collaborate
        • Educating staff, patients and the communities we care for
        • Restoring Hope and Freedom, togetherResponsibilities in Quality Improvement:Contributes by identifying problems and seeking solutions. Promotes patient/family satisfaction where possible; participates in departmental efforts to monitor and report customer service.
          Location: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - Covenant Physician Group
          Schedule: Full-Time, Days, Monday-Friday 8-5pm; every 6th weekend rotation

Keywords: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Saginaw , Access Advance Practice Provider Mary Free Bed at Covenant, Other , Saginaw, Michigan

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