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Home Health / Hospice Liaison-Bloomington Normal

Req #:  107928
Facility:  BroMenn Medical Center
Department:  Nursing
City:  Bloomington and Normal
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate at Home offers comprehensive, quality home health and hospice care throughout metropolitan Chicago, surrounding counties and down to central IL.  As Illinois’ largest, privately held home health care and hospice provider, we have the means and opportunities to enhance your worklife quality.

It’s More Than a Job, it’s a calling


Requires Monday through Friday availability, rotating weekends. Three to 4 weekend days in an 8 week period. Will cover other hospital sites telephonically on weekends and the community skilled nursing facilities. Requires travel to off-site locations and staff meetings. Orientation availability necessary for minimum of 3 weeks in Oak Brook


· Territory--Bloomington/Normal

· Shift-Days


· Must be able to work one summer and one winter holiday

· Must be able to stagger start and end times

· Must be able to rotate in on call schedule


The purpose of this position is to provide a smooth transition from the acute care and skilled nursing facilities to Advocate Home Health Services’ entities for those patients requiring home care. The Home Care Liaison works in conjunction with discharge planning staff to assist the patient/family in the initiation of home care services.

· Promote continuity of care by facilitating appropriate and timely referrals of designated patients to Advocate Home Care. Upon referral to Advocate

· Promote collaboration and coordination between the hospital and Home Health Company to achieve continuity of care and utilize health care resources more effectively. Coordinator recognizes the needs and behaviors of various age groups

· Responsible for keeping Manager informed of status at assigned facilities.

· Completes final assessment on complex referrals involving infusion therapies, complex wounds and/or enteral feedings.

Nurse/Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship throughout the healthcare continuum.

Assuring/Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family’s right to receive quality, cost effective care.

Patient/Staff Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients and families. Utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs and achieve positive patient outcomes. Assists in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for nursing peers and colleagues.

Nursing Process: Demonstrates the use of nursing process as a problem-solving model.

Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care. Demonstrates leadership behaviors and is committed to the development of self and others.


· RN with 3-4 years' experience

· 1-2 years in home care preferred.

· Knowledge of Medicare rules and regulations.

· Experience in multi-tasking on multiple computer systems.

· Working knowledge of managed care environment.

· Current IL RN licensure










About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL
Nearest Secondary Market: Normal