Responsible for initial screening of all patients which physicians are requesting hospitalization for medical necessity of admission and appropriateness of status, intervenes with physician, patient care team and patient to ensure appropriate placement and level of care occurs. Assesses patient information to ensure the appropriate level of care at the right time to improve outcomes and manage resource utilization. They will be responsible for the following:
Collaborates with nursing, admitting, medical staff and physician offices, to facilitate flow through the inpatient system
Collaborates with medical staff and emergency department to determine appropriate level of care based on patient status
Demonstrates current knowledge of reimbursement issues with transfers and admissions
Educates nursing and physician staff as needed regarding above issues
Maintains admission and transfer logs for regulatory compliance as well as for flow tracking and planning.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.