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Becoming a member of the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana team is a privilege. Our employees touch people's lives in very important ways at one of the most profound and challenging times in their life. If you are interested in delivering care in a way that makes a difference, spending time with your patients during the most challenging time of their lives, or supporting the front line staff who touch your neighbor's, friend's and even family's lives ~ Our Hospice of South Central Indiana has an opportunity waiting for you.

We invite you to search through our current job opportunities and encourage you to submit an application and/or resume. You can search below by current open positions or team location.

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JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the payroll function, which includes maintaining the payroll and timekeeping electronic system, bi-weekly payroll processing, related reporting.  Also responsible for assisting in the administration of the organization’s benefit programs, including enrollments, changes, updates and employee assistance in all lines of coverage.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential

 

1.     Manages payroll procedures including the maintenance of records, computation, preparation and disbursement of payroll.

2.     Assists with new hire onboarding and orientation, related to payroll and benefits.

3.     Enters all employee data in HR/payroll system, including status changes.

4.     Processes biweekly payroll and manages data in payroll system.

5.     Completes all reporting out of each payroll period, including standard reporting and special requests.

6.     Identifies issues with payroll system and works with payroll vendor to obtain resolution in a timely manner.

7.     Stays up to date with all tax and payroll laws that could affect the organization or the staff.

8.     Maintains organized payroll files to meet all federal & state regulations.

9.     Manage and maintain ACA & wage requirements in payroll system for production of annual W2 & 1095.

10.  Assists in the administration of benefit plans including enrollments & terminations. Processes required documents and entry into the payroll system and notifies providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions.

11.  Assists HR Manager with annual Open Enrollment and Annual Health Screenings/Benefit Fair.

12.  Files all disability, FMLA and other leave claims for staff.  Also files with related vendors and completes all follow-up.  Insures process flow from benefits to payroll is smooth for payment to staff.

13.  Assists with the administration of the Worker’s Compensation program, including filing of claims and follow-up.

14.  Assists with annual audits and IRS filings related to both group insurance plans and 401K retirement program.

15.  Identifies opportunities to reduce costs and improve financial status while maintaining service levels.

16.  Assists HR Manager with various duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

1.     Education – High school diploma required. 

2.     Experience – Two years’ experience in payroll processing and benefit administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of ADP payroll software is preferred. Knowledge of payroll and benefit programs terminology and processes.

3.     Licensure – Valid Indiana Drivers License.

4.     Skills

a.     Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products.

b.     Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

c.      Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, fractions and decimals. 

d.     Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

e.     A professional appearance and telephone manner is essential.

f.       Must have good command of the English language, oral and written.

g.      Must be able to successfully manage multiple deadlines. 


FLSA: Non-Exempt / Hourly
Mondays & Fridays 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

JOB SUMMARY

This position shall be responsible for providing non-skilled nursing care to an assigned group of patients in the home care setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Provides routine patient care per the Home Health Aide and/or Homemaker assignment in an exemplary manner, providing comfort, care, and compassion to patients and families.

2.     Observes patients and reports observations and concerns to the primary care nurse and/or Patient Care Coordinator, Nurse Facilitator or Manager of Inpatient and Bartholomew.

3.     Completes patient records accurately and on a timely basis.

4.     Assists in maintaining a clean, healthful environment for the patient.

5.     Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Group meetings, in-services, and staff meetings as requested.

6.     Participates in a minimum of twelve- (12) hours in-service education per year.

7.     Assists in orientation of new Home Health Aides and Homemakers.

8.     Promotes the Hospice benefit and provides education to all potential referring customers including but not limited to case managers, nursing facilities administrators and staff, physicians and physician office staff, and community groups.

9.     Completes other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.     Education – High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

2.     Experience – One to three months related experience and/or training

3.     Licensure

a.     Valid Indiana Drivers License

b.     Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) & Home Health Aide or Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

4.     Skills

a.     Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

b.     Ability to write clear correspondence.

c.      Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

d.     Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.

e.     Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

f.       Competent to perform all skills delineated on the Home Health Aide skills checklist.


FLSA: Non-Exempt / Hourly
Monday-Friday 6:00 AM-2:30PM

JOB SUMMARY

This position shall be responsible for providing non-skilled nursing care to an assigned group of patients in the home care setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Provides routine patient care per the Home Health Aide and/or Homemaker assignment in an exemplary manner, providing comfort, care, and compassion to patients and families.

2.     Observes patients and reports observations and concerns to the primary care nurse and/or Patient Care Coordinator, Nurse Facilitator or Manager of Inpatient and Bartholomew.

3.     Completes patient records accurately and on a timely basis.

4.     Assists in maintaining a clean, healthful environment for the patient.

5.     Attends and participates in Interdisciplinary Group meetings, in-services, and staff meetings as requested.

6.     Participates in a minimum of twelve- (12) hours in-service education per year.

7.     Assists in orientation of new Home Health Aides and Homemakers.

8.     Promotes the Hospice benefit and provides education to all potential referring customers including but not limited to case managers, nursing facilities administrators and staff, physicians and physician office staff, and community groups.

9.     Completes other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.     Education – High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

2.     Experience – One to three months related experience and/or training

3.     Licensure

a.     Valid Indiana Drivers License

b.     Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) & Home Health Aide or Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

4.     Skills

a.     Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

b.     Ability to write clear correspondence.

c.      Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

d.     Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.

e.     Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

f.       Competent to perform all skills delineated on the Home Health Aide skills checklist.


Summary

Our Hospice of South Central Indiana is seeking a Hospice & Palliative Care Physician for their Columbus, Indiana facility. 

The Hospice Physician will provide direct patient care and symptom management to hospice patients while assuring care is in compliance with Medicare and other regulatory programs.  The clinician will also serve as liaison between the primary physician and the hospice team, providing care and facilitating communication and continuity of the care plan.  The clinician will also support the admission and care delivery process of hospice patients.  

Primary Responsibilities include:

  1. Responsible for the medical component of the hospice’s patient care program.
    • In conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) is responsible for or participates in making decisions regarding admissions to hospice home care or inpatient settings(s).
    • Participates in the development of individual plans of care before admission of a patient/family to the program
    • Acts as a liaison between the attending physician and the IDG.
    • Acts as primary/attending physician when patients have no primary/attending physician.
    • Participates in the development, evaluation, and revision of written care plans by attending the IDG meetings.
    • Participates in medication review, titration, or discontinuation, in line with patient’s condition and goals.
    • Participates in IDG, completing medication review, relatedness and clinical decision making.
    • Is available to have goals of care conferences with patients and families who are considering the choice of hospice, to help counsel and coordinate care in line with patient’s condition and goals. These visits can be required either:

                   - Before choosing hospice (such as a palliative care consult).

                   - While under the care of hospice. 

  2. Works collaborative with other medical staff.
    • May be asked to assist with work assigned to other medical colleagues as work load indicates.
    • Rotates for weekend and holiday call to provide for the 24 hour, 7 day a week needs for hospice in all levels of care.
  3. Visits hospice patients as indicated.
    • Makes visits to hospice patients whether at patient’s home or a residential facility as indicated for symptom management or re-certification of hospice eligibility.
    • Makes visits to hospice patients in the Hospice Inpatient Facility as indicated.
  4. Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
    • Documents patient visits per State and Federal regulation.
    • Completes death certificates, CTIs and other documentation as needed.
  5. Responsible for making quality, cost effective medical care decisions.
  6. Serves as a liaison with community physicians, medical schools, hospitals and nursing homes.
  7. Advises Medical Director of exceptional conditions, such as unanticipated adverse outcomes in the clinical setting.
  8. Stays up to date on notifications, emails and Chex educations, and is responsible for updated information.
  9. During work hours, is available to discuss treatment options, make recommendations for symptom management in patients who are considering or enrolled in hospice
  10. May involve direct discussion with referring MD to clarify needs and expectations.
  11. Will fulfill the role of Medical Director as Medical Director Designee, when Medical Director is unavailable for protracted times.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education – Doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree.
  2. Experience
    • At least two years’ experience in a medical specialty dealing with terminally ill patients, such as oncology or geriatrics and with demonstrated experience in the principles of pain and symptom management.Hospice and Palliative Medicine board certification preferred.
    • Five to ten years’ experience in health care administration with good managerial skills; strong oral and written communication skills; good interpersonal and motivational skills.
    • Proven team leader
  3. Licensure
    • Licensed Physician in the state of Indiana.
    • Board certification by an American Board of Medical Specialties approved board examination, an osteopathic medicine equivalent.
    • Board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, preferred
    • Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, and current auto insurance.
    • Hold a current and updated DEA license
    • Obtain and maintain privileges at Columbus Regional Hospital.
    • Remain current in CME hours in a primary specialty.

 

Qualified and interested candidates should submit resume and salary requirements to:
Marla Satterfield, Manager of Human Resources, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201. Our Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No Telephone Calls Please.


JOB SUM
MARY
12 Hour Shift - Days/36 hours per week

This position shall be responsible for meeting the nursing care needs of assigned patients/families in the Hospice Inpatient Facility.  Professional nursing services will be given in accordance with physician’s orders and the plan of care established by the Hospice team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.      Provides nursing care to patients/families in the Hospice Inpatient Facility.  Completes assessment of the patient/family needs including physical emotional, and bereavement status. 

2.      Performs as case manager maintaining responsibility for assigned patients in a cost-effective and quality manner.  Manages time, reimbursement of visits, pharmacy and medical supplies, and durable medical equipment.  

3.      Teaches, supervises and counsels patient/family care techniques including pain and symptom control, dietary instruction, use of equipment and observation techniques.

4.      Provides Discharge Planning for patients leaving the Inpatient Center and returning to the place of residence.

5.      Develops and implements the plan of care for each patient in collaboration with the patient, family and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG). Evaluates each patient/family as directed and makes appropriate changes to the plan of care.

6.      Communicates with and updates other IDG team members as needed to coordinate and ensure quality care (e.g. Social Services, Home Health Aides, Volunteers, and Medical Director).

7.      Promotes the Hospice benefit and provides education to all potential referring customers including but not limited to patients and family members, case managers, nursing facilities administrators and staff, physicians and physician office staff, and community groups.

8.      Maintains accurate records in accordance with the supervising organization’s policies and procedures in a timely manner (e.g. initial plan of care, comprehensive plan of care, updates to the plan of care, daily documentation requirement, discharge summaries, death summaries).

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1.      Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

2.      Exposure to repetitive motion.

3.      Predominantly inside environmental conditions with some exposure to outside environmental conditions.

4.      Regularly required to use hands, talk and hear within normal range.

5.      Frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, or twist.

6.      Specific vision abilities include close, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

7.      Finger dexterity required.

8.      Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Bloodborne Pathogens Guidelines.  Possible Occupational exposure (Category A employee) to human bloodborne pathogens.

9.      Must have a vehicle and provide evidence of current insurance.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.      Education – Bachelor’s Degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience

2.      Experience – One to three years’ experience in health care preferred

3.      Licensure

a.      Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana

b.      Valid Indiana Driver’s License

c.       CPR

4.      Skills

a.      Proven managerial skills, including strong oral and written communication skills; excellent listening skills; excellent interpersonal and motivational skills; and the ability to interpret instructions furnished in a variety of formats, e.g. written, oral, diagram, etc.

b.      Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare regulations.

c.       Ability to read, analyze and interpret general industry periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

d.      Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

e.      Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from patients/families and the general public.

f.        Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

g.      Excellent problem solving ability.

 


 

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for applying nursing knowledge at an advanced level to maintain or improve quality of life of seriously ill patients in the home, inpatient or outpatient setting through specialized clinical management of identified symptoms. He/she will serve as a consultant to referring physicians to assist managing patient’s symptoms and providing goals of care conversations with patients and families. He/she will also serve as a resource and advisor to the clinical staff and leadership to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential

1.     Applies nursing knowledge at an advanced level to maintain or improve quality of life for seriously ill patients.

2.     Performs consultative, collaborative, supportive visits primarily in the outpatient or inpatient settings, to address symptom management and/or goals of care for patients with an advanced serious illness. 

3.     Travels to the patient location whether it is in the home, nursing home, or physician office when needed to conduct visits.

4.     Conducts focused medical assessments to include history & physicals; evaluates diagnostics; interprets findings and provides recommendations to the referring physician. 

5.     Provides diagnostic & pharmacologic management of acute and chronic disease processes through ongoing assessment, intervention and education in collaboration with the physician. 

6.     Practices within the guidelines established by the protocols, policies and procedures of the Palliative Support Center.

7.     Provides interventions to enhance the quality of life of patients and families through comprehensive assessment and treatment of pain and other symptoms.

8.     Provides symptom management and/or recommendations to the referring physicians based on assessment findings and patient and family goals.

9.     Collaborates with the clinical and interdisciplinary groups involved in care and the Palliative Support team regarding clinical findings and coordinating the plan of care.

10.  Consults with medical director regarding patient care issues beyond the realm of experience or autonomy of the Advanced Practice Nurse.

11.  Identifies and addresses educational needs of the patient and family.

12.  Provides education related to health care choices for the patient and family and advocates effectively for patient comfort, dignity and choice.

13.  Identifies and addresses the need for Advanced Directives including Do Not Resuscitate (DNR), Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney.

14.  Coordinates services with the patient’s referring Physician, Specialists and hospitals as necessary to promote patient and family satisfaction as well as continuity of care across the health system.

15.  Documents communication, findings, care provided and outcomes per palliative care standards.

16.  Participates in the Palliative Support team meetings.

17.  Participates in call rotations.

18.  Assists the Medical Director as requested with hospice coverage.

19.  Participates in the data collection process for defined key metrics for continued program development and success.

20.  Promotes palliative care and provides education to all potential referring customers including but not limited to patients and family members, case managers, nursing facilities administrators and staff, physicians and physician office staff, and community groups.

21.  Provides education to peers, Our Hospice staff, and community related to palliative care guidelines, processes and provision of palliative care as needed.

22.  Participates in marketing and philanthropy-seeking activities that promote the growth of the Palliative program

23.  Performs additional duties and/or other responsibilities (as deemed necessary by Palliative Care Manager and/or Medical Director).

 

QUALIFICATIONS

1.     Education – MSN degree from accredited program
2. 
Experience –

Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ experience in the nurse practitioner role
At least three to five years’ experience in Hospice / Palliative care.  

3.     Licensure

a.     Current Nurse Practitioner Licensure in the state of Indiana.

b.     Valid Indiana Drivers License.

4.     Certification

a.     Hospice and palliative care certification preferred.

5.     Skills

a.     Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

b.     Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures.

c.      Ability to exercise time management and flexibility to accommodate work schedule

d.     Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

e.     Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

f.       Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

g.      Ability to work positively and professionally with al staff and volunteers, assisting and supporting their involvement in appropriate work assignments, whenever appropriate

h.     Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

i.       Excellent problem solving ability and ability to seek and recommend innovative solutions.

j.       Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent listening skills and excellent interpersonal and motivational skills. 

k.      Proficient in Microsoft Office.

l.       Develop proficiency in medical record documentation and is timely with completion of medical records and signing orders.

Location: Hospice Inpatient Center
12 Hour shifts / 24 hours per week
Monday/Tuesdays

JOB SUMMARY

This position shall be responsible for explaining the Hospice program to referrals, assessing the patient/family status, advise on appropriateness of admission based on the Hospice admission criteria, and will perform admissions.  Will seek education and learning experiences to maintain current knowledge and skills.  Performs responsibilities utilizing knowledge of office systems and processes, regulations and Hospice goals and objectives. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential

1.      Makes the initial contact on referrals as required, explaining Hospice services and evaluating the patient’s ability to meet Hospice’s admission criteria.

2.      Responds timely to all referrals, fostering relationships of trust, responsiveness, and open communication with all referring customers including but not limited to hospital case managers, physicians, patients and families.

3.      Promotes the Hospice benefit and provides education to all potential referring customers including but not limited to case managers, physicians and physician office staff, and community groups.

4.      Assists in the evaluation and transfer of the patient to the Inpatient Facility and other contracted facilities as indicated.

5.      Makes visits to hospitalized patients for the purpose of evaluating education, providing patient / family support and assisting in the discharge planning process as necessary.

6.      Performs as admission nurse in the home, extended care facilities, and assisted living facilities.  Completes admission and begins assessment of patient / family needs including physical, emotional, and bereavement status.

7.      Insures optimal communication and reimbursement by providing for documentation of services rendered that is compliant with state and federal regulations.

8.      Participates in on-call service to patient/family to insure availability on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis.

9.      Completes and documents all admission paperwork using point of care service in a concise manner with the patient/family, targeting meeting the patient goals of care.

10.  Voicemails appropriate teams and or departments only pertinent information.

11.  Collaborates with Director or designee to assure completion of duties, scheduling and arranging coverage for referrals and admissions.

12.  Collaborates with Referral Supervisor and hospice MD/NP regarding medical eligibility and paint the picture documentation.

13.  Exemplifies time management skills to complete at least 2 admissions in a work day.

14.  Builds collaborative relationships with Referral and Admission Team members, Interdisciplinary Teams, Referral Coordinators, and others to assure coordination and continuity of care and services.

15.  Mediates and solves problems effectively. 

16.  Communicates with all community partners and referral sources, as well as with families in a positive manner, consistently seeking win-win solutions.

17.  Meets with patient/family to identify needs and offer hospice solutions.

18.  Reviews relevant medical records, assessing for documentation for support hospice medical eligibility and goals of care.

19.  Evaluates coverage/relatedness of care/treatment/services based on the hospice patient care and treatment coverage guidelines.  Informs others for all care/treatment/services needed at admission.

20.  Begins the interdisciplinary assessment based on immediate patient/family needs, as outlined in the plan of care established for patient admission.

21.  Identifies immediate education needs of the patient/family and addresses those needs.

22.  Evaluates patient/family outcomes and satisfaction with care/services provided.

23.  As appropriate during admission, may begin the process for preparing family/caregiver for the dying process, including signs and symptoms of impending death and notification of hospice at the time of death.

24.  As appropriate during the admission process, meet with varying facility care staff.  Assess staff for hospice/palliative care education needs, communicate plans for and build a collaborative relationship with external customer. 

25.  Completes requests for other services (Certified Nursing Assistant, Volunteer, other) and initiates plan of care when service need is identified upon admission.

26.  Completes the admission Plan of Care, in coordination with the patient/family. 

27.  Demonstrates the ability to work autonomously, with efficiency, time management and strong work ethic to see the task to completion.

28.   Participates on assigned committees and/or staff meetings (e.g. Tumor board, Cancer Care Committee, Palliative Care Committee).

29.  Participates in the provision of educational and community relations activities to the community and other health care professionals as requested. 

30.  Completes medication reconciliation at visits comparing profile to pharmacy profile and medications present in the home or facility.  This includes notifying the pharmacy of changes in orders.

31.  Provides support to the Hospice Inpatient Facility as needed in the accomplishment of effective patient / family care.

32.  Consults with appropriate Patient Care Manager/Director Clinical Services for questions and concerns regarding urgent needs/issues that arise.

33.  Demonstrates competency in understanding quality metrics and is accountable for following standards and best practices in order to contribute to organizational excellence.

 

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

1.      Performs additional duties and/or responsibilities as delegated by the Director of Clinical Services including but not limited to direct patient care, after-hours visits (i.e. symptom management, death visit, post fall visit), admissions, discharges, preparing family and caregiver for dying process, medication administration and treatments.

  1. Provides assistance with medical record workflow including but not limited to audits, physician order approvals and patient transfers within the electronic health record.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.      Education – Bachelor’s Degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

2.      Experience – One to three years’ experience in health care preferred.

3.      Licensure

a.      Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana.

b.      Valid Indiana Driver’s License.

4.      Certification in hospice/palliative care preferred

5.      Skills

a.      Proven managerial skills, including strong oral and written communication skills; excellent listening skills; excellent interpersonal and motivational skills; and the ability to interpret instructions furnished in a variety of formats, i.e. written, oral, diagram, etc.

b.      Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare regulations.

c.       Ability to read, analyze and interpret general industry periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

d.      Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

e.      Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from patients/families and the general public.

f.        Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

g.      Excellent problem solving ability.

h.      Must be able to effectively utilize Microsoft Office products.


JOB SUMMARY

This position handles all transactions involving patient accounts.  This encompasses billing for services provided, applying payments to accounts, and analysis of accounts receivable for appropriate action.  Responsibilities utilize knowledge of computer systems, office procedures, medical coding, Medicare and Medicaid regulations, working with commercial and managed Medicaid payors, and Our Hospice of South Central Indiana goals and objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Maintains patient financial files, including information on insurance coverage, amounts invoiced, payments received, adjustments made.

2.     Verifies insurance benefit coverages for patients upon referral, and afterwards as needed.

3.     Coordinates submission of pre-certification, pre-authorization, and prior approval documentation on a timely basis.

4.     Communicates and collaborates with other departments to obtain required information for billing purposes.

5.     Applies payments to appropriate patient accounts.

6.     Adjusts patient accounts as directed by the Director of Business Operations to reflect write-offs and bad debt expense.

7.     Follows up with payor sources to ensure timely receipt of payments.

8.     Completes the Credit Balance Report required by HCFA and Medicare as required.

9.     Ensures Change of Status and Level of Care information is entered properly for billing purposes.

10.  Identifies issues with billing software and works with Hospice IT to obtain resolution in a timely manner.

11.  Prepares monthly reports of amounts billed and adjustments made.

12.  Review Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance company bulletins to ensure billing practices conform to stated requirements.

13.  Maintain procedure manuals for Medicare and Medicaid billing practices.

14.  Cash and checks deposits for Hospice, Palliative, and any fund raising events.

15.  Certification of Terminal illness (CTI) and Recertification tracking reports.

16.  Upload medications every week for Medicare billing.

17.  Reviews and ensures medical coding for outgoing claims is consistent with applicable payor regulations and facilitates reimbursement.

18.  Works with patient/families to complete inpatient financial assessment forms.

19.  Runs physician visit reports to review activity and coding for accuracy and completeness.

20.  Runs and reviews billing audit report to identify issues prior to claims processing.

21.  Billing Medicare and Medicaid claims, follow up on timely paperwork for precertification, calling on Medicare and Medicaid claim status, follow-up Medicare claim in the DDE program.

22.  Audit UB-04 Forms for compliance with appropriate Medicare and Medicaid regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.     Education – High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.  Knowledge of financial and billing terminology and/or processes acquired through post-secondary coursework in reimbursement processes.

2.     Experience – Two years experience in medical accounts receivable or equivalent combination of education and experience

3.     Licensure – Valid Indiana Driver’s License.

4.     Certifications – Certified Medical Coder

5.     Skills

a.     Understand of financial and reimbursement terminology and concepts.

b.     Must have working knowledge in MS Word, Excel, and the Internet.

c.      Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, fractions and decimals. 

d.     Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

e.     A professional appearance and telephone manner is essential.

f.       Must have good command of the English language, oral and written.

g.      Must be able to successfully manage multiple deadlines. 



Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:30 PM

JOB SUMMARY

This position shall be responsible for meeting the nursing care needs of assigned patients/families in community-based settings.  Professional nursing services will be given in accordance with physician’s orders and the plan of care established by the Hospice team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Makes routine Hospice nursing visits as assigned to patients in the home, extended care facilities, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.  Completes assessment of the patient/family needs including physical, emotional, and bereavement status.

2. Performs as case manager maintaining responsibility for assigned patients in a cost-effective and quality manner.  Manages time, reimbursement of visits, pharmacy and medical supplies, and durable medical equipment.  

3. Teaches, supervises and counsels patient/family care techniques including pain and symptom control, dietary instruction, use of equipment and observation techniques.

4. Develops and implements the plan of care for each patient in collaboration with the patient, family and Interdisciplinary Group (IDG).  Evaluates each patient/family as directed and makes appropriate changes to the plan of care.

5. Communicates with and updates other IDG team members as needed to coordinate and ensure quality care (e.g. Social Services, Home Health Aides, Volunteers, and Medical Director).

6. Promotes the Hospice benefit and provides education to all potential referring customers including but not limited to patients and family members, case managers, nursing facilities administrators and staff, physicians and physician office staff, and community groups.

7. Maintains accurate records in accordance with the supervising organization’s policies and procedures in a timely manner (e.g. initial plan of care, comprehensive plan of care, updates to the plan of care, daily documentation requirement, discharge summaries, death summaries).

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1.      Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

2.      Exposure to repetitive motion.

3.      Predominantly inside environmental conditions with some exposure to outside environmental conditions.

4.      Regularly required to use hands, talk and hear within normal range.

5.      Frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, or twist.

6.      Specific vision abilities include close, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

7.      Finger dexterity required.

8.      Must have a vehicle and provide evidence of current insurance.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.      Education – Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  

2.      Experience – One  to three years’ experience in health care preferred

3.      Licensure

a.  Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana

b. Valid Indiana Driver’s License

c. CPR

4.      Skills

a. Proven managerial skills, including strong oral and written communication skills; excellent listening skills; excellent interpersonal and motivational skills; and the ability to interpret instructions furnished in a variety of formats, i.e. written, oral, diagram, etc.

b. Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare regulations.

c. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general industry periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

d. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

e. Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from patients/families and the general public.

f.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

g. Excellent problem solving ability.

h. Must be able to effectively utilize Microsoft Office products.


If you would like to submit a resume and/or application, or would like additional information, please contact our Human Resources Department. Applications may be completed and submitted to Marla Satterfield at the address or email below.

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Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Inc.
Human Resources
2626 E. 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Phone: 812.314.8054 
Toll free 1.800.841.4938 ext. 8054 
Fax: 812.314.8172
Email: msatterfield@crh.org

Thank you for considering becoming a member of the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana team. Our sincere best wishes for your future success.

Our Hospice of South Central Indiana is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.