This position is responsible to serve as the primary contact and liaison between the Anaheim Community Hospital (ACH) and the California Department of State Health Services (DSH-S) for coordination of admissions, discharges, transfers and competency assessments and care for patients admitted to ACH as part of the Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) program. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinating initial patient screening and admissions by:
Retrieve initial screening packet and perform initial screen for inclusion/exclusion criteria
Download and print relevant medical and legal documents
Organize and create chart for each new admission
Communicate with A&R when each patient arrives; ensure pts are evaluated in timely manner
Accept admission medical documents and property from County sheriff deputies and ensure placed in chart
Track incoming admissions on calendar, ensure admission is communicated to unit
Assist with appropriate bed assignment
Assist with patient escort into facility from sheriff
Assisting with patient admission by:
Schedule ancillary appointments with providers and arrange transportation with ambulance company, including scanning/faxing/uploading all documents
Coordinate and/or search for ancillary providers in the community when needed
Facilitating coordination of patient care and competency evaluations by:
Print all medical records and upload into DSH SharePoint
Attend daily treatment team
Assist with scheduling and facilitating competency evaluations with DSH psychologists
Assisting with patient discharge by:
Track discharges on calendar; ensure communication to appropriate charge nurse
Begin discharge packet and gather all discharge documentation
Gather patient property in time for discharge
Assist with patient escort out of facility to sheriff
Other typical duties include, but are not limited to:
Organizational/other tasks when necessary, such as:
manage/organize patient valuables
print name signs for patient rooms
ensure census board is updated
print and assemble competency related curriculum
gather and disseminate patient mail
cover breaks and lunches on the unit
answer phones on unit.
Coordinate with Business Office and Utilization Review departments to ensure timely patient tracking throughout the patient’s stay.
At least 2 years as an LVN or other healthcare role in an acute care setting, required
At least 1 year as an LVN or other healthcare role in a correctional setting, preferred
Education and Licensing:
Graduated from an accredited vocational nursing program
Unencumbered, current California LVN license
Knowledge and Experience:
One to three years prior experience in patient care services, preferred
BLS certification and maintain current, required
ACLS, preferred may/must obtain within 6 months of hire
CPI, MAB or Behavioral Violence Prevention within 30 days of employment and maintain current.
Skills and Abilities:
Properly demonstrates the techniques for searching a room; has a good working knowledge of the procedures for room searches, and ensures room searches are conducted on a weekly basis.
Follows the unit program and is familiar with the policies and procedures for the unit.
Completes annual educational requirements and maintains regulatory requirements.
Confers with members of the treatment team for the benefit of the client.
Completes documentation in a timely manner, organizes information in a logical manner with entries containing the required information and details. Documentation is legible and is grammatically correct.
Accepts feedback in a positive manner and applies it to improve performance and further learning.
Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Coordinates and supervises client care.
Performs client care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for the client’s age.
Follows all safety procedures; is alert to changing situations and contributes to preventing opportunities for danger to develop.
Follows safety procedures in a calm manner and responds quickly when an alarm sounds or a code is announced.
Speaks with authority in a calm and clear voice, uses proper selection of words and has knowledge of when and how to use them.
Communicates with all customers (family, referral sources, caseworkers, etc.) in a professional manner; is service oriented; and is courteous, friendly, and empathetic.
Exhibits calm and controlled attitude; does not overreact to allow his/her own actions to further deteriorate the situation.
Answers the telephone in a professional manner; directs calls appropriately and takes messages.
Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:
Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.
Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.
Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.
Vision: see details of objects at close range.
Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
Reach forward, up, down, and to the side.
Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.
Lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
Anaheim Community Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.Benefits
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Paid sick time
Paid time off
Salary: $31.00 - $41.85 per hour