The Rehab Liaison evaluates and assesses potential candidates and facilitates the admission process for patients appropriate for CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital's Inpatient Rehabilitation Program. This individual also negotiates length of stay with managed care organizations and performs Utilization Review functions. Serves as liaison with local and surrounding communities and providers, enhancing their knowledge and awareness of Rehabilitation Services at St. Vincent. Serves as a rehabilitation consultant, with attention to the clients rehabilitation potential, therapy and functional progress , discharge plan and feasibility, special equipment needs, rehabilitation services across the continuum of care, and care transitions. Serves as contact person for the rehabilitation team, internal admissions team, clients and external sources to enhance outcomes.
EDUCATION: Licensed Clinician (Nursing, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, or Speech Language Pathologist). Scope of practice must include patient assessment/evaluation.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Current licensure in New Mexico for applicable discipline.
Demonstrated accountability in assessment / evaluation
Oral and written communication skills with individuals and groups
Must also possess working familiarity with rehabilitation levels of care, as well as with the current managed care environment related to those settings
EXPERIENCE: Five years of clinical experience, with at least two years in acute rehabilitation setting. It is recommended that the individual also possess at least two years of experience in management or a managed care role. Experience in marketing, public relations, or community education activities preferred. Experience with third party payor requirements, resources and parameters also preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
- Bloodborne pathogens - A
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a current and valid driver's license, and be able to travel locally and long distance (within central and Northern New Mexico). Moderate walking required, with occasional need to transport advertising/educational materials.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.