Erie, Pennsylvania

**Company :**

Allegheny Health Network

**Job Description :**

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

As a member of the Transitional Care team, the Transitional Care Coordinator (TCC) will function as the key patient advocate as it relates to coordination of post-acute care needs across all service lines--home health, home medical equipment, home infusion, hospice and palliative care, and other health system resources. As a hospital based resource, the TCC collaborates with all hospital departments to coordinate the most efficient transition of care for the patient.

This position will rotate between multiple hospitals within our Northern territory including Saint Vincent, Grove City, McCandless, etc. providing care.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

+ Care coordination and discharge planning -- responsible for identifying all post-acute care needs for patients and collaborating with the patient's caregiver team and Case Management staff, as well as internal (Healthcare@Home) and external service providers/agencies; lead/attend daily huddles or rounds at hospital as assigned; ensure patient's prescribed plan of care is executed at time of discharge to transition care to either in-network AHN (Healthcare@Home) service providers or external partner agencies.

+ Assess patients' post-acute care needs in collaboration with interdisciplinary care team, patient, and family or caregiver.

+ Bedside education -- provide bedside visits with patients, families, and caregivers to discuss transition of care plans and services; expectation is minimum of two visits--(1) for general introduction, and (2) for confirmation of post-acute care services and specialty education as needed.

+ Referral completion -- collaborate with PTC team to ensure all required documentation for an accurate and complete referral is collected and provided to ensure seamless transition of care to post-acute service provider(s); responsible for documenting post-acute care arrangements, education, or other transitions in the appropriate software platform to promote a smooth transition of care.

+ Case management - In conjunction with Case Management staff, serve as liaison and patient advocate on difficult cases (e.g., clinical complexity, socioeconomic issues, patient safety concerns, etc.); proactively collaborate with AHN and non-AHN post-acute service providers to ensure best possible outcome for patient and other stakeholders.

+ Within hospital campuses, serve as liaison and customer support representative to ancillary departments, clinics, offices, etc., whose patients may benefit from coordinated post-acute care; advocate for all AHN Healthcare@Home programs and services.

+ Responsible for discipline-specific professional development, licensure, and certification.

+ Other miscellaneous duties as assigned (e.g. participation in interdisciplinary process improvement efforts, development of documentation templates and hand-off workflows to assure safe and effective care transitions).

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

+ Master’s degree in Social Work

+ Valid Driver's License

Preferred

+ 1-3 years experience as a marketing or liaison for home health, hospice, HME, or infusion

+ LSW or LSCSW

+ Valid driver’s license with excellent driving record

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Req ID: J177625

Erie, Pennsylvania

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