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Admissions Director

Company: River View
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONDirector of Admissions Riverview Health Care
JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the admissions of new and returning residents from home, hospital, or other health care settings and to maintain the facility at its maximum capacity. The Director of Admissions is responsible for all aspects of Medicaid and private billing and collections.

  • A high school diploma.
    • A minimum of 2 or more years work experience in business and marketing training.
      • Proficiency in basic math required.
        • Must have knowledge in computer applications (i.e.; MS Word, Excel, etc.)
          • Functional literacy in English is required, ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
            JOB REQUIREMENTS: 1. Must be physically and mentally capable of performing routine job duties.
            2. Must be personable with residents, families, and staff in a professional and cooperative manner.
            3. Must have compassion, tolerance, and understanding for the residents of the facility.
            4. Good organizational, planning, and customer service skills.
            5. Knowledge of hospital discharge planning and policies as it relates to the long term care population.
            • Knowledge of JCAHO, OBRA, IDPH, and HFS regulations relevant to admissions, discharges, and resident rights.
              MAIN DUTIES
              A. Receive all referral inquiries regarding prospective residents from health care facilities & community individuals to determine an admission date or to schedule an appointment.
              B. Conduct tours of the facility to prospective residents and/or family members.
              C. Complete the pre-admission assessment (inquiry) form and present information regarding a prospective resident to the Administrator and appropriate staff for evaluation to determine facility and medical appropriateness.
              D. Inform necessary departments of the arrival of new residents and coordinate the admission process as outlined in the facility policy.
              E. Complete the admissions packet and necessary documentation for every admission (regardless of source or payer status): a) Obtain a "DON", IDPH Form #2536, and OBRA Form for appropriate residents. b) Security deposit (if applicable) from resident or the responsible party. c) Obtain signatures of resident and/or the responsible party on the contract and all other admission documents. d) Complete Social Security representative payee applications and/or RFMS direct deposit form for private, Public Aid and Public Aid Pending residents. e) Determine Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, days remaining, and communicate pertinent information to the office staff. f) Inform resident and family of Advanced Directives and "Do Not Resuscitate" orders. g) Inform resident and family of rules of spousal impoverishment and prepaid funeral arrangements. h) Obtain copy of Medicare, Social Security, insurance, and other cards i) Complete new admission sex offender check, criminal background check.
              F Coordinate long term admissions with area hospital case managers and social workers, and submit to the DON (when necessary) and Administrator for final approval.
              G. Complete all new physician credentials (as needed.)
              H. Facilitate daily admissions meetings and provide data regarding resident/family background, family involvement, resident behavior, payer status, etc. to staff in attendance.
              I. Maintain communication with hospital social workers/discharge planners, families, and nursing staff to coordinate resident readmissions.
              J. Greet new resident and family upon admission (all forms must be completed within 48 hours of admission.
              K. Attend Continuity of Care meetings, public speaking events, and health fairs as needed with approval of the Administrator.
              L. Maintain working relationships provided by the Marketer with hospital and senior center social workers, discharge planners, and case managers to stimulate referrals to general admission as well as monitor satisfaction of referring parties to the facility.
              M. Work with Resident and Family in securing Public Aid approval for appropriate residents.
              N. Attend Medicare, Department Head, and others as deemed appropriate.
              O. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of any changes in JCAHO, Federal, and State regulations, modify department policies to assure compliance, and in-service all effected personnel accordingly.
              P. Furnish information regarding residents only to authorized agencies or people.
              Q. Follow established fire, disaster, safety, infection control, and evacuation policies and procedures.
              R. Perform other related duties as directed by the Administrator.
              S. Work as weekend Supervisor as part of Department head monthly rotation.

Keywords: River View, Carol Stream , Admissions Director, Executive , Carol Stream, Illinois

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