Admission Nurse Job Description

Admission Nurse Job Description

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Admission nurse provides nursing services to patients consistent with agency policy, state practice acts, and applicable state and federal regulations as directed by the patient's physician.

Admission Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assessing and admitting eligible patients
Education staff, physicians, referrals sources of Hospice criteria
Meeting productivity of admissions per day
Documentation accuracy per Medicare guidelines
2 years’ experience hospice or related field
FL Driver’s License along with proof of current Auto Insurance
2 years’ experience critical care nursing preferred
Respond to inquiries from hospital discharge planners, families and other referral sources
Work as an RN with routine Nursing duties and occasional weekend coverage
Responsible for clinical management of the patient, as necessary based on staffing & patient volumes

Admission Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Admission Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, ACLS, CRRN, UPMC, CNOR, CPAN, CAPA, BCLS, AHA

Education for Admission Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the admission nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Graduate, School of Nursing, Education, Nursing Program, Associates, Science, Patient Care, Healthcare, Department of Nursing

Skills for Admission Nurse

Desired skills for admission nurse include:

Performance Improvement ideology
Clinical policies and procedures and ability to implement
Clinical structure of PDGM
State and federal home health agency regulations and compliance standards and regulations
Applicable local
Current behavioral health concepts
Federal laws and regulations pertaining to job function
Principles and methods of treatment
State
Work practices

Desired experience for admission nurse includes:

RN New Grads with a hire date on or after 9/1/2014 must have a BSN or be currently enrolled in a BSN bridge program
Functions as a Resource Nurse, Initiates safety precautions-fall, isolation
Demonstrates effective communication skills and coordination of care
Starts the discharge process upon admission—introduction to discharge folder
Documents nursing care utilizing the appropriate tools-eMAR reconcile medication
Performs comprehensive admission assessment, Starts IV if ordered

Admission Nurse Examples

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Admission Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of admission nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for admission nurse
  • Clear any applicable Epic Work Queue's on a daily basis
  • Assist with denials as needed, and work as a team with the coder and Supervisor as needed with daily billing procedures
  • Perform room/unit orientation
  • Provide patient safety education to patient/family
  • Document admission history/assessment and related education in Meditech
  • Fax admission orders to Pharmacy
  • Print Nursing Admission History/Assessment and Home Medication Physician Orders and place in Medical Record
  • Provide hand off communication to the assigned nurse or charge nurse as appropriate
  • Assist with discharge teaching upon direction from the Administrative Supervisor
  • Discharge phone calls
Qualifications for admission nurse
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience experience in med/surg or critical care
  • Working knowledge of Meditech preferred
  • Must have FNP Certifications
  • Previous 2-year minimum experience in acute care setting, as RN at least, is preferred
  • Must have a team-based approach and work with professionalism
  • Maintains current knowledge of third party payer and government requirements related to job functions, including verification of valid physician orders, level of care, medical necessity guidelines, eligibility, benefits, pre-certification, notification, authorization, concurrent review pertinent documentation requirements through personal development and required departmental training
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Admission Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of admission nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for admission nurse
  • Works as the liaison case manager with the internal and external case management team to provide a cost-effective plan for patient as indicated
  • Proactively interacts with managed care/third party payers to obtain financial certification and appropriate reimbursement and minimizes reimbursement denials
  • Provides education to clients, hospital staff and caregivers, and serves as a consultant when needed
  • Synthesizes multiple data elements to evaluate for achievement of optimal patient outcomes
  • Providing patient-centered care that focuses on the client's medical issues, the effects of illness on the life of the client and his or her family
  • Of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the RN and are self-directive implementing problem-solving techniques
  • Performs an in-depth, systematic, pre-admission patient assessment and communicates pertinent information to appropriate healthcare providers
  • Develops and documents a collaborative plan of care with the patient and family and other Peri-operative team members
  • Identifies expected patient outcomes
Qualifications for admission nurse
  • At least two to five years patient care experience in a hospital setting
  • A minimum of one year of experience is preferred, and oncology, sales, or Medicare hospice experience is preferred
  • Must understand the issues related to the delivery of hospice care and be able to problem-solve effectively
  • Be capable of prioritizing and handling multiple tasks of critical importance simultaneously and function well in an atmosphere of stress and interruption
  • Must exhibit the ability to interact well with a great diversity of individuals and the ability to organize and execute the hospice admission process
  • Have automobile liability insurance and dependable transportation kept in good working condition
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Admission Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an admission nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for admission nurse
  • Prepares and educates the patient/family about aspects of the patient’s pre-post operative care
  • Demonstrates competency in obtaining an accurate patient clinical medical history
  • Demonstrates competency in performing technical skills required for testing
  • Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in continuing education programs, active membership in unit and entity committees, and timely completion of competency requirements
  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issue of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements
  • Facilitates and coordinates all inpatient bed management for hospital utilizing comprehensive, integrated bed management software
  • Collaborates with medical staff and other professional staff
  • Assists and intervenes with bed management during Incident Command in disaster response or other emergency crisis situations
  • Keeps clinical and management skills current and relevant through demonstrated involvement in job related training programs and in-service
  • Assesses and evaluates patient care for an assigned group of patients, utilizing evidence based practice
Qualifications for admission nurse
  • Minimum 2 year experience in a hospital or ASC setting
  • One year nursing experience in an PATT preferred
  • Associate in Nursing required
  • One year of previous experience preferred
  • Must have an Associate and/or Bachelors in Nursing with the desire to work Admissions and routine Nursing duties
  • Minimum 1 year documented RN experience, required
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Admission Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an admission nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for admission nurse
  • Assists provider with patient assessment, examinations and treatments
  • Thoroughly educates and explains procedures to patients and family members (diagnosis, disease process )
  • Performs basic medical procedures under the supervision of a provider, including set up of procedures
  • Administers medications under the direction of the provider, according to the organization’s standards, policies, procedures, and/or guidelines
  • Understand the requirements for approval by payer
  • Offer counseling or referral to counseling and appropriate resources for elder abuse, domestic violence, statutory rape, and child abuse
  • Assists in the referral and investigation of quality and risk management issues
  • Exceptional phone etiquette to both internal and external customers
  • Coordinates components related to the admission/transfer of emergent, urgent and elective patients into an accepting facility from referring hospitals, clinics, urgent care clinics and physician offices with appropriate level of care and timely, appropriate mode of transport
  • Screens admissions, using approved criteria, for appropriateness of level of care and bed assignments
Qualifications for admission nurse
  • Registered Nurse - N.H
  • Be able to drive an automobile in all types of weather conditions
  • At least one year of acute care NP experience
  • We require a nursing degree from an accredited school, BSN preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in nursing or in a related field
  • At least 3 years recent clinical charge nurse experience in an acute care setting
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Admission Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an admission nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for admission nurse
  • Coordinate with Bed Placement Specialist for timely transfer, appropriate bed assignment and to ensure the patients information is accurate
  • Recognizes we are linked to one another by a common purpose, serving our patients and our community
  • Builds positive relationships with nursing units, nursing managers and supervisors and Nursing Leadership to ensure the appropriate placement of patients based on priority, acuity, care needed treatment anticipated
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple complex tasks in a stressful environment
  • May make bed assignments and any other responsibilities as assigned
  • Assess patient/family learning needs, including any tasks that the patient can or cannot accomplish as related to his or her current health problem
  • Prescribes appropriate nursing care to meet the goals, the physical, psychological, psychosocial, emotional, and social needs of the patients
  • Document and monitor results of above to maintain required standards
  • Manage cases related to work environment/OSHA
  • Perform eye exams and clinical lab work when provided at the workplace
Qualifications for admission nurse
  • Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) or concurrent enrollment in an accredited program
  • Previous experience in Emergency, Triage or Critical Care
  • Previous experience in care coordination or case management
  • One year experience in a medical office preferred
  • Demonstrates skills and abilities in clinical and administrative areas
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to make decisions based on established policies and procedures

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