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About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
Facilitates the safe and timely transition of clients from acute or inpatient care to alternative levels of care such as skilled nursing facility, and/or home care program. Assists in determining client appropriateness for transition of care and coordinates healthcare and social services to support the client in designated setting.
Provides on-site or telephonic discharge planning and arrangement of post-discharge services.
Processes or Plans and facilitates the timely discharge/transfer of clients from acute/observation care from the hospital. Evaluates the needs of the patient within the framework of their functional abilities, culture and support/resources.
Facilitates/ implements the care plan with the proposed interventions in collaboration with the health care team. Collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to develop, manage and communicate the transition of care plan.
Documents all interventions in the patient medical record both timely and accurately including all elements of the transition of care plan.
Assist and support patients and families. Acts as a liaison to health care facilities and community groups.
Serves as a liaison role when providing community resources to patients and families.
Maintains knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other program benefits to assist patients with transition of care planning and choices.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related degree.
Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 3 years of discharge planning experience in a Healthcare setting.
Must have knowledge of government/community agencies, resources, such as Medicare/Medicaid, long term care or other applicable resources/services. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relation skills and time management skills. In acute care must be able to work flexible hours and take rotation call after hours/weekends.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Wage determination based on education and experience as related to the minimum qualifications specified.
Imagine the impact your unique skills and abilities would bring to the people of the Alaskan Interior at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Tanana Valley Clinic, or the Denali Center. While each of our facilities play a different and crucial role in the healthcare of our community, we unite under the same mission: People First. Community Focused. Excellence, Every Time.
Community owned and operated, ...the 1,650 employees of Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center feel a great responsibility towards our patients, our community and each other. People First. We are dedicated to the delivery of compassionate health care. We believe in kindness and courtesy to every patient, every visitor, every employee, every person, every time.
It takes a tremendous variety of strengths to meet the health care needs of our community. We offer a wide range of careers – nursing, finance, housekeeping, culinary, engineering, information technology radiology, pharmacy, rehab therapies and more. As the largest private employer in the interior, Foundation Health Partners employs some of the brightest, most compassionate people in Fairbanks.
So, if you want to make a difference, you want to work with great people and you want to earn competitive benefits, join the 1,650 employees of Foundation Health Partners.